Bulldogs Napoleon and Lil’ Bean rule
over their domain at Napa Home.
Gifts From Home With the demise of Translations and the evolution of Forty
Five Ten into a fashion-first outpost, Dallas shoppers have bemoaned the
dearth of stylish gift shops. (Honestly, how many photo frames and candles
can we give?) Now that owners Julia Elam and Randolph Phillips have moved
their popular Napa Home from Austin to Dallas, we no
longer worry. Taking a cue from its name, Napa Home exudes a fresh
northern California sensibility with refined home accessories, olive
oil-infused bath products, custom-made furniture, and lovely china.
Creams, charcoals, and blacks, with the occasional splash of acid green,
dominate Napa Home’s stylish wares. Nothing faux or fussy here.
Epicureans, note the shop’s corner of flavored oils and sea salts. And
don’t forget to scratch the tummy of Napa Home’s official greeters, Elam’s
bulldogs Napoleon and Lil’ Bean. “They have a following; people come in to
see the dogs,” Elam says. Something tells us, however, that Napa Home’s
following is more about the presents with panache than the pooches. 4012
Oak Lawn Ave. 214.520.4880.