- July 11, 2013
If your version of nirvana includes horn boxes, handmade baubles, cowhide chairs and breezy clothing, then consider Shannon Van Beber’s BelAir Home a little slice of hippie-chic heaven. The interior designer moved her lifestyle boutique from Greenville Avenue to West Lovers Lane earlier this year to be closer to loyal customers and like-minded retailers (think Merry Vose’s Cabana). Tucked inside the charming five-room cottage, BelAir Home offers up coveted boho-luxe ikat pillows, custom upholstered furniture and contemporary lighting — and Van Beber has added an edited collection of women’s fashion and jewelry to the ever-changing mix, such as washed linen skirts by Maine-based Nuthatch, Jakett’s washable, feather-light leather jackets (they’ve already reordered to keep up with demand), and handmade chunky stone rings and earrings by Dallas’ Lexie LaRae. Melani McDougal, Van Beber’s sister, helps source the shop’s indie fashion labels and recently uncovered Bali-based leather-goods company Elf, whose camel-colored handbags and braided wedge sandals are snatched upon arrival by fans. Nesters, don’t fret: Home furnishings still dominate most of the space; the shop also offers interior design services and a to-the-trade consideration. 4715 W. Lovers Lane, 214.827.7420.