News Article | 8/31/2007

Austin’s Mercury Design Studio coming to Dallas

Keep your fingers crossed. Mercury Design Studio, Austin’s ultra-mod and affordable home and accessories shop in the 2nd Street District, is in talks to open some Dallas digs.

“We are still in the process of signing the deal. Nothing is final yet, but we are very anxious,” says owner Steve Shuck. The shop is slated to become a boutique within LFT, a contemporary fashion and home store in downtown’s new urban development, Victory Park. The space is scheduled to debut by Nov. 1 at the front of the store, with other items integrated throughout the two-story layout.

If the boutique keeps with its sister shop’s style, expect eye-popping vintage tumblers, graphic silk pillows, funky ceramics, lacquered garden stools and Jonathan Adler lamps, needlepoint and pottery. Other big brands with a mod-meets-baroque attitude – Michelle Varian, John Derian, Douglas Little – could also make an appearance.

Unlike the Austin store, furnishings will be kept to a minimum, says Mr. Shuck. But a few vintage pieces refurbished with a fresh coat of lacquer (think poppy, chocolate, chartreuse) and groovy geometric upholstery are likely to be sprinkled in.

Stay tuned for more details; until November, home hipsters can get familiar with the company at