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Welcome to EC Dicken, where we bring you an exquisite collection of handpicked furniture, wallpaper, lighting, fabrics, and home accessories from boutique makers.

Our passion lies in offering well-curated home accents that we believe are missing from the marketplace. In addition to our carefully selected items, we also feature statement paintings that add impact and a touch of timeless elegance to any space.

At EC Dicken, we’re dedicated to delivering unique and exceptional pieces that reflect our love for craftsmanship and design.

Family Owned for 3 Generations

Chris Dicken follows in the 60+ years tradition of his father and grandfather. 

He and his staff provide the highest quality interior and exterior design collections and service to the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas business and residential community.

Chris Dicken
Owner
Chris@ecdicken.com

Kim Dicken
Office Manager
Kim@ecdicken.com

Madison Lacey
Sales Associate – Furniture & Lighting
Madison@ecdicken.com

Avery Frye
Department Lead – Fabric & Wallpaper
Avery@ecdicken.com

Kinsie Carnes
Sales Associate – Fabric & Wallpaper
Kinsie@ecdicken.com

Abby Bowerman
Sample Librarian
Samples@ecdicken.com

A message from Chris Dicken ...

Before 1955, designers traveled to New York or Chicago or had manufacturer representatives call on them individually with catalogs, photos, and fabric samples. One of those road representatives, E C Dicken, moved to Dallas from Chicago in 1950 to market the Kittinger Furniture Company in the Southwest. Four years later, he approached Trammel Crow about building a decorative center where designers could visit showrooms to see merchandise.

In 1955, EC Dicken, Inc. became the inaugural tenant of the original Dallas Decorative Center. The 4,000 square foot showroom was a modest start, featuring ten furniture and floor covering lines. Today, our showroom has evolved and expanded, representing various brands, including Conrad Imports, Friedman Brothers Mirrors, Kittinger Furniture Company, and Griffon Antiques. Our inventory includes furniture, lighting, accessories, window treatments, floor coverings, fabrics, trims, and wall coverings from over 40 lines. The showroom, now a 23,000-square-foot facility, is a testament to our commitment to providing a comprehensive design experience.

Over these past many years, our family has played a significant role in the Dallas Design community. My grandmother, Janet Dicken, worked in the showroom alongside my grandfather and managed the business side of E.C. Dicken for almost 30 years. She was an active member of many professional organizations, serving as president of the National Home Fashions League at one point. Writer Jeanne Barnes of The Dallas Morning News featured the showroom and the Dicken home numerous times.

Before coming to EC Dicken, I received a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Texas and was an EMT. I married my college sweetheart, and we raised wonderful children together. I enjoy leatherworking, fly fishing, and playing the banjo in my off time. I joined my dad, Buzz, in the showroom in 1991 and worked with him until his retirement in 2017. I am honored to carry on as the third generation of the showroom, and I do my best to make my grandparents and dad proud.