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By Debbie AndersonOctober 28, 2021No Comments



The Gareth Chair’s updated ’80s silhouette promises modern comfort in performance fabrics or top-grain leather. Photo courtesy of Four Hands

Thomas Bina for Four Hands collection

Austin-based home furnishings creator Four Hands has launched a lifestyle collection with designer Thomas Bina, noted for his innovative and eco-conscious blending of South American hardwoods and other organic materials. Included in the line are upholstered pieces the Angeleno created in collaboration with Brazilian designer Ronald Sasson. Midcentury styling meets sculptural curves in an intriguing juxtaposition of rustic and refined, with Bina embracing a reclaimed look for the wood in contrast to the collection’s modern silhouettes. All in all, the collection is a good fit for Four Hands, as the Texas company is globally applauded for its cutting-edge looks and heirloom craftsmanship. Source the new line — dining tables, dressers and seating — at ​​Sally Lynn Home in Southlake. Shops of Southlake, 1465 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-809-3127, sallylynnhome.com


Rockerman of Texas offers new outdoor line

While his handcrafted wood rocking chairs continue to sell well, Rockerman of Texas owner Alex Smith, a Southlake resident, wanted to offer high-quality pieces that can be shipped anywhere and assembled by the customer. A lot of R&D went into the process as no one wants a chair where the screw holes don’t line up or worse. The new line is called Rockerman. Made of a lighter-weight wood, the furniture can be customized with laser engraving; four stains also are available. The six-piece collection includes a single rocker, a rocking bench, a stationary bench, a porch swing and two side tables, round and square. Prices run about $100-$170 less. Smith also has a local showroom if you want to check out the product in person. 7651 Davis Blvd., 817-223-8467, North Richland Hills, rockerman.com


Photos by Meda Kessler

Heather Essian Home Gallery

Fort Worth artist Heather Essian has opened a home gallery (next to JAG Jewelry and Goods) to display not only some of her paintings, but also pillows showcasing her new textile line, Turkish hand towels, candles, decorative items and Essian’s handcrafted plaster bowls. Part of the compact space doubles as her studio, too. For now, the shop is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays or by appointment. 3926 W. Vickery Blvd, FortWorth, heatheressian.com/shop-original-art