The Collective is a boutique residential design firm and retail storefront located in Dallas, Texas.
As the name would suggest, our design business and brick-and-mortar offer a collective approach to unique interiors. In addition to our inventory of local artwork and meticulously-sourced vintage pieces, The Collective offers full-service interior design, custom furnishings and softgoods, wall covering selection and installation, and bespoke styling and consulting.
Each of our offerings is founded in the belief that beautiful living is for everyone. Whether you’re looking to overhaul your entire home or channel our expertise to finish a space, we are honored to help you create a home that brings you joy and inspiration.
Full Service Design
Our intimate process is entirely client-centered, prioritizing your needs and goals for your space and how you will engage with it. We handle every step of selection, sourcing, and installation, collaborating with you along the way to design interiors that marry our aesthetic with your unique story. The end result is a space that is timeless, turnkey, and authentic to your lifestyle.
A building or renovation project is composed of countless details that need to be executed perfectly. We have managed more than 100 of these projects, working closely with our clients, architects, builders, and general contractors. As experienced designers, we understand the details of this very intricate process and can relay them to you in a way that eliminates the stress of the project and allows you to enjoy watching your home come to life. We will serve as your trusted guide, saving you time and money as we execute our shared vision.Work Together
How We Do It
We begin by gathering as much information as possible by having you complete our Residential Design Questionnaire and following up with a comprehensive phone call to discuss the overall goals of your project. We like to establish an estimated scope, schedule, and budget to make sure our services are the right fit. This phase will lay the foundation for open communication and a truly collaborative experience.
During this phase, we take time to meet you for an in-home or on-site consultation to take photographs and notes concerning the functional needs and desired aesthetic of each room. While there, we will review our process to ensure we are on the same page before moving forward with more concrete plans. After this meeting, we will provide you with a Scope of Work with a budget proposal. Once approved, the contract is signed and the design phase begins.
In this phase, our Design Team will deep dive into the information gathered in previous phases to formulate a roadmap for the design of your home. We will begin with taking measurements, drafting overall floor plans, and gathering visual inspiration. Then, we will move on to selecting furnishings, textiles, wall and floor coverings, lighting, and artwork. Finally, we will create renderings and prepare a thorough presentation with pricing for your review.
Once our Design Plan is approved, we will move on to obtaining the elements that will make up your new space. We will place, track, and schedule each order, offering frequent updates on the status of your furnishings. Any smaller construction installations like wallcoverings, paint, or countertops will be scheduled during this phase. Once all items are received and inspected, we will schedule the final installation.
For one or two days, we will request the run of your house. During this time, we will bring in a team to implement the vision we have cultivated over the last several months together. We will install fixtures, hang artwork and window treatments, place furnishings, and style accessories. We will handle every detail of making your house home so that you can begin living in your new space as quickly as possible.
When installation—as well as any construction—is complete, we have the honor of welcoming you home for the big reveal. We will tour your home together, talking through each space and making a list of any outstanding tasks. We will handle any left-over details and celebrate the end of a successful project.
À la Carte
If you are furnishing your own space and could use help with the finishing touches that make your home feel complete, our In-Store Design Team can help with anything from built-in bookcases to coffee table styling.
Whether you need help selecting the perfect wallpaper or sourcing the one you have been coveting, we are happy to help. For local projects, you can benefit from our expert installers who will measure your space before we order, then hang your paper professionally.
We believe that window treatments are the most important design element to making a space feel complete, however selecting the right design can be daunting. Our Shop Design Team will help you design custom draperies and roman shades that fit your aesthetic and enhance your interiors.
Our custom furniture line made locally in Dallas has options for every style and stage of life. From upholstery to casegoods, you choose the material, dimensions, and color palette that fits your aesthetic and functional needs. We can even use your existing pieces to develop a plan for furnishing your room in a way that is cohesive and comfortable. Visit our shop to test floor model pieces and adjust them to work perfectly in your environment.
Let our Design Team assist you with statement-making softgoods! We can help curate a collection of beautiful pillows from our library of fabrics and trims or assist with luxurious bedding and linens, all tailored to your lifestyle and individual space.
Our gallery is proud to support emerging artists from around the country who create one-of-a-kind pieces for every design genre and budget. We can advise on proper scale and medium for your space, as well as offer personal recommendations we feel will resonate with your style.