Femme Fatale Furnishings vs. Stylish Man Caves

Two new design stores at Town Center, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Arhaus, offer both glam goods and handsome toys for boys.

   Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has long been a purveyor of stylish modern furnishings with timeless appeal. Recently, their sleek showroom arrived with a splash at Town Center Crossing, Leawood, in a 10,000-square-foot space next to the Apple Store. Here you will find everything from the sexy Bardot Sofa in smoky grey velvet with nailhead trim to glam Laurent coffee tables of tempered black glass, retro bar carts and glossy patent leather lounge chairs. Mimimalists will love their streamlined furniture collections, while maximalists will spring for more cheeky options like the sensual shearling- covered Armand II Chair or a twisty Bowie Table Lamp that resembles a torqued Richard Serra sculpture. You may even have spotted their design-forward pieces on television shows such as Sex and the City, The Good Wife and Will & Grace.  In fact, you can take home a piece from their current Good Wife Collection such as the angular glass Diane’s Desk. 4563 W. 119th St., Leawood, Kan., (855) 730-9999, mgbwhome.com


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

1. Dumont sofa with buttons , starting at $2,640

2. hutzinger abstract I, gold-leafed, $1,116


3. Brandt lamp, $452

4. Marquis Bar with Carrara marble surface, $1,896


5. Armand II chair with shearling upholstery, $2,495

6. Adam 3-panel screen with nail pattern, velvet, starting at $1,568



Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

1. bardot sofa with nailhead trim in cafe velvet, starting at $3,384

2. rosalind upholstered mirror in charcoal linen with nailhead trim, starting at $920


3. bowie table lamp with nickel finish, on a square of marble, with black drum shade, $528

4. laurent rectangle cocktail table of polished brass and black back-painted tempered glass, $1,196


5.  Avery chair in polished brass, starting at $1,196

6. black and white marble bookends of hand-polished marble, $76


   On May 22, Arhaus will open its hand-carved teak doors to a 17,000-square-foot showroom at Town Center Plaza, Leawood.  The two-story home furnishings showroom, outfitted with marble and oak floors, fresh flowers and hand-painted murals resembles a European manor decked out with unique finds from Paris and Indonesia. Classic, artisan-made furniture and upholstered items, lighting, antiques, accessories and outdoor living pieces hold court in the grand space.  Each Arhaus item is crafted with sustainability in mind (50 percent of the collections are made of recycled materials and no wood is harvested from endangered rainforests) but with no sacrifice to style.  Think elegant Chesterfield sofas in amethyst velvet, burnished leather armchairs, classic bookshelves in tuxedo black, rustic-chic cane-seated barstools, romantic candelabra and unique items like the steampunk-chic Industrial Crank Desk. 5300 W. 119th St., Leawood, Kan., (866) 427-4287, arhaus.com



1. ross leather queen bed in brindle grey and libby smoke, with hair-on-hide headboard, $4,599

2. Felicity lattice mirror, $399


3. poppy chandelier, small, $599

4. vangogh tufted upholstered daybed in amethyst velvet, $1,699


5. Isla Mirrored bench, $349

6. Alabaster table lamp with black linen shade, $259





1. greyson tufted leather bench, $799

2. Black and white speckled square cowhide pillow


3. topper I print with matte black frame, $1, 099

4. Luca round pedestal dining table with bluestone top in oak, $1,499


5. wood table lamp, handcrafted, with black linen shade, $249

6. colton 34" library of distressed wood and hand-forged iron with removable ladder, $1,499