August Issue of D Magazine: Best of Big D Winners

Best Traditional Furniture: Laura Lee Clark
Trust us: there’s a reason this shop has been a longtime favorite of D Home. From Oriental antiques (think Tang dynasty porcelain) to framed butterflies and lots of sparkly geodes, there’s an eclectic mix of objects in shop that fit together seamlessly.
Readers’ Pick:
Locals love Weir’s Furniture, and we don’t blame them. The store carries an extensive selection for the bedroom, office, living room, and kitchen at various price points.
Best Contemporary Furniture Store: Scott + Cooner
Modern furniture lovers know that Scott+Cooner is the place to go for sleek and stylish furnishings and home accessories. Owners Josy Cooner-Collins and Lloyd Scott have curated a collection of furniture that is contemporary but not cold, and very livable.
Readers’ Pick:
Cantoni’s flagship store in Addison offers interior design consultation and space planning along with innovative modern furniture and accessories from around the world.

Best Vintage Furniture Store: Scout Design Studio
This shop’s name says it all: Tiffany Taylor Lapidus travels the country looking for antiques to transform with a little TLC in her Design District studio. The front of the shop features styled vignettes, but the back warehouse is where you can discover pieces just waiting to be remodeled to fit your vision. For some extra inspiration, check out the store’s Instagram, @ScoutDesignStudio.
Readers’ Pick:
With two locations and more than 50 buyers keeping an eye out for the funkiest finds, Lula B’s Antique Mall has a great selection of eclectic vases and lighting.

Best Sports Bar: The Owners Box
We get it—there’s something magical about watching a Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium. But when you can’t make it to Jerry World, the 16-foot-tall screen at the Owner’s Box may be the next best thing. And if it isn’t, maybe the 71 other televisions they’ve got tuned to various games will do. You won’t miss a moment of your team’s game, because they even have TVs in the bathrooms.
Readers’ Pick:
The Nodding Donkey is a sports bar with tons of extras: trivia, extensive outdoor seating, and, of course, Donkey Punch.

Best Bar with Games: The Back Yard at The Social HouseIf Uptown is Dallas’ playground for the 21-and-up crowd, then this is where patrons go to actually play. The former parking lot has been turned into an actual playground, where children at heart can play bubble soccer, ladder ball, trash-can pong, giant Jenga, and more while enjoying 100 beers on tap plus a full menu.
Readers’ Pick:
Barcadia is a favorite spot to beat friends at Mortal Kombat.
Best Uptown Retreat: Bowen House
Snagging a taxi on a Saturday night in Uptown can be a challenge. Instead of giving up and going to that overcrowded, not-so-great bar up the block, check out this newly opened haunt for craft cocktails, cozy booths, and a break from the Uptown buzz. You’ll find us nestled in the corner sipping on our favorite concoction, the Prairie Dog.