Founded in 1951, Ellouise Abbott is Texas’ and the nation’s oldest continually operating decorative showroom. Founder Ellouise Abbott was a pioneering businesswoman and tastemaker, bringing never before available lines to Texas, most notably, famed Italian Fortuny fabrics and lighting. Ellouise Abbott has been the exclusive purveyor ever since. Betsie Weatherford purchased the Houston showroom in 1994 and opened the first Dallas location in 2005. The Dallas showroom relocated in late 2015 to new larger premises in the Dallas Design Center.