Gallery Furniture Opens New Location
Style News Wire | 3/12/2009, 6:45 p.m.
After 28 years in one location, Gallery Furniture, the nation’s largest furniture retailer by square foot, is opening its second location at Post Oak and Westheimer on March 12 and has hired a nationally recognized designer to help plan the store.
Gallery Furniture owners Jim and Linda McIngvale have partnered with Bill Stubbs, a Houston-based designer and host of the PBS series Moment of Luxury, to design the Galleria area showroom.
Bill Stubbs is one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Architects and Designers. His projects have taken him around the world and include the interior design of a 100 million dollar private jet. Bill believes that luxury should nurture and serve. His vision is that luxury can be experienced by everyone no matter how lavish or modest their budget. A visit to the new Gallery Furniture Post Oak will provide a moment of luxury for the eye and boundless ideas for homeowners to nurture themselves by adorning their homes with luxury items now available at Gallery Furniture Post Oak.
“Bill Stubbs is an expert on design and luxury and we are pleased to have his influence on the latest expansion to Gallery Furniture” said McIngvale.
The new store, which is scheduled to open Thursday, March 12, will feature approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of home furnishings including the exclusive Kreiss line and the popular TempurPedic sleep system as well as an extensive selection of rugs and accessories. A second 7500 sq. ft. phase of the store will be added later in 2009.
Gallery Furniture has had only one main location since its inception, the now famous address of 6006 I-45 North between Tidwell and Parker, but after the success of his Highland Village Kreiss store, owner Jim McIngvale began to look for a nearby location that had enough space and parking to accommodate his expansive inventory and also be convenient for customers.