CircaWhat: Shangri-La by Dixie Furniture

Aug 21, 2023 | Designs and Designers

Shangri-La by Dixie Furniture holds a rich history that intertwines craftsmanship, innovation, and timeless design. Founded in the early 20th century, Dixie Furniture had already established itself as a reputable brand specializing in quality wooden furniture. In the mid-1940s, the company introduced the iconic Shangri-La collection, marking a significant turning point in its legacy.

The Shangri-La collection, named after the mythical utopian paradise, was a reflection of its time. Launched during the post-World War II era, it captured the aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous future. The collection boasted a blend of traditional and contemporary design elements, characterized by its elegant lines, intricate carvings, and attention to detail. These pieces exuded a sense of luxury and refinement, becoming highly sought-after furnishings for homes across the country.

One of the most notable features of the Shangri-La collection was its use of high-quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship. Dixie Furniture’s artisans utilized rich woods and veneers, ensuring both durability and beauty. The collection encompassed a wide range of furniture, from bedroom sets to dining room pieces, allowing homeowners to create a cohesive and sophisticated interior aesthetic.

Over the years, the Shangri-La collection retained its popularity and influence in the world of furniture design. Its timeless appeal and classic elegance earned it a place in countless homes, making it a cherished part of many families’ histories. Even as design trends evolved, the Shangri-La collection continued to inspire and influence subsequent generations of furniture makers and enthusiasts, solidifying its place as a true icon in the world of interior design and decor.

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TV: SamsungChair: Palecek, in Peter Fasano fabricLight: Shades from the Midnight SunWallcovering: Schumacher (foyer).


Every appliance is concealed by painted paneling. Counter stools: Artistic FramePendants: Weplight, with Radish Moon fabricBacksplash: Tiles of Ezra.

Breakfast nook

Bowman chose a seafoam green for the spot where the family enjoys casual meals. Wallcovering: Phillip JeffriesChandelier: Julie NeillChairs: Design Within Reach, in Pierre Frey fabricTable: custom.

Dining Room

Bunk Room

Bowman turned a tiny space into a spare bedroom for the children’s friends. Floor tile: Mirth StudioWallcovering: ThibautPaint: Cloud White (trim, bunks) and In Your Eyes (ceiling), Benjamin Moore.

Girl’s Room

The room was decorated so that (optimistically) it will last through her teen years. Paint: Sprout, Sherwin-WilliamsWallcovering: Pacific Designs International (ceiling). Nightstand: Chelsea TextilesSconces: PalecekCurtains: Lisa Fine TextilesBedding: MatoukBed: Coley Home.

Primary Bathroom


Painted cement tile by Sabine Hill and Perennials performance fabric can withstand post-pool hangouts. Paint: Marry Me (cabinets), Benjamin MooreWallcovering: Pacific Designs InternationalSofa: vintage.


Pool House

Shutters painted in Pink Cloud by Benjamin Moore are a subtle departure from the neighboring homes—yet still wholly Floridian.