By Meda Kessler
Photos by Ralph Lauer
A designers mecca includes one-of-a-kind pieces
The space that once housed a toy store followed by a clothing boutique is now a mecca for anyone looking for art, furniture and accessories that are unique and make a statement.
At Park + Eighth, Fort Worth interior designer Christina Phillips’ forte is finding something that needs a little love (midcentury, Hollywood regency) and reimagining and restoring it to a one-of-a-kind piece. New upholstery, new finishes, new hardware all make a big impact. She also has partnered with Kisabeth Furniture for a custom line of chairs and sofas, including one of her own design.
Her inviting vignettes also feature case goods, unique lighting, artwork (look for big canvases from Fort Worth’s Amy Young, a longtime favorite of Phillips, plus some new talent) and accessories big and small, including faux florals — they’ll make you look twice — in eye-pleasing arrangements and luxe pillows by abstract painter Windy O’Connor. Like things that sparkle and shine? Check out the vintage barware and brass accessories along with the collection of jewelry from Winking Buddha.
While she has moved her headquarters to the Camp Bowie District, she plans to maintain her original showroom on Park Place in Fort Worth.