More than 65 years of experience and a worldwide network of creative rug weavers ensure that Stark Home's showroom caches represent both the traditional and the innovative in home style. Handmade from the fabric of Old World weavers, Darius antique rugs imbue any room with elegance, whereas friskier animal-print carpeting adorns lounges or underdressed leopards with playful style. Beyond floor coatings, the outlets also boast a multitradition menagerie of fabric, wall coverings, and furniture. Most showrooms supply both do-it-yourself designers and professional decorators with specially priced merchandise supplemented by store-exclusive sets.
Hosted by Pamela Anderson, the Dallas SuperBash 2011 lures revelers with an open bar and celebrity-studded guest list. Guests are invited to enjoy a Bacardi-sponsored open bar all night, dance amid a shifting barrage of lights ill-suited for performing surgery, and scout out a clearer vantage point of NFL stars and celebrities. Unlike a celebrity wax museum, VIP admission welcomes patrons as surrogate members of the glitterati, letting them peruse the venue and relish cocktails on the celebrity-spangled level or the general-admission level.
The technicians at AC Logistics Heat & Air drive around in a pick-up truck striped red and blue, colors that represent their specialties in heating and cooling systems. They travel to customers’ homes and tune-up or repair units by Amana, American Standard, Bryant, Frigidaire, Honeywell, Lennox, Maytag, Payne, and Trane, among others. The staff can also pair clients with the proper heating or cooling unit, taking into consideration the size of the home and the family’s comfort needs.
The Wooden House decorates its eclectic space with multitudes of elegant furnishings and adornments fetched from all over the world. Ornately designed cabinets ($500–$3,000) hold habiliments handsomely, while 19th-century-inspired dining tables ($500–$3,000) designed with carvings or handcrafted from reclaimed wooden doors can add historic gravitas to TV dinners. Meanwhile, alarm clocks can snooze comfortably upon colorful nightstands ($150–$450), and fine chairs ($125–$950) complement coffee tables ($150-$1,000) and bookshelves ($650–$1,950). The store's varied selections—like laws of gravity—constantly change, as new furnishings are regularly trucked in from the main warehouse in the Dallas Design District.