Growing pains a good thing at Lambert Home
Lambert Home in Southlake has outgrown its starter digs. Sisters Katie and Sarah Lambert have been so busy building their interior design business that the time has come to double the size of their retail shop and studio. A vacant adjacent storefront provides a relatively easy solution: knock down a wall and spread out. “We often are having multiple meetings at a time at our little patchwork group of desks at the back of the store,” says Katie, who has also expanded her family with a new baby. The renovation work is scheduled to begin in April for a July opening, and the store will remain open. Expect a new look but a familiar feel. “We’re getting back to our core values: making every visitor feel fully seen and fully loved, and offering a restful, welcoming and creative experience for all. Lately, we’ve been so tightly packed in here that we’ve lost the opportunity to really get to know our shoppers the way we love to.”
2787 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-251-0303, lamberthome.com
ON THE MOVE
Carter Bowden Antiques, a Fort Worth Westside anchor for 23 years, transports its covetable collections of art and curiosities to the former Jessica McIntyre Interiors space (in a switcheroo, the designer moves into Bowden’s former space). The antiques shop remains open at 4707 Bryce Ave. until May 1. Look for the new incarnation in mid-June,
4003 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-6433.
Beauty by Design: Refreshing Spaces Inspired by What Matters Most
Ginger Curtis, owner/designer at Urbanology Designs, has earned kudos and client accolades for her residential and commercial interiors work. These past years have included not only growing her business, but redoing a fire station as her office and event center, spending time with family and volunteering for several nonprofits. Curtis also managed to work on her first book, now available for preorder for a June release. A California native, Curtis is known for her clean and uncluttered aesthetic along with the use of natural elements and a neutral color palette. Her personal journey and her faith also played a role in creating content for the book. Curtis helped her young daughter battle leukemia before learning less than two years later that she herself had breast cancer. It was during her recovery that she came up with the idea for her Urbanology Designs business. In Beauty by Design ($29.99, hardcover), you’ll learn more about Curtis as well as her secrets to creating a beautiful home, from lighting to paint to furniture. Order before June 1, and you’ll receive a free, downloadable style guide and be entered to win a video home consultation. Go to beautybydesignbook.com for information on how to order and more details.
Typically, a shop called the House of Tuscany that specializes in lighting would seem an unlikely place to discover an antique bound book of hand-drawn kanji, foo dogs and other finds. But shops such as this, along with antiques stores, are often the best place to browse for the truly unique. Here, you learn to trust the collector’s eye of owner Melinda Alexander for small, unusual treasures along with decor and antiques from Italy, France and England.
3905 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-377-9013, houseoftuscany.com