Home decor retailer Ballard Designs will open its first Houston location in the River Oaks Shopping Center, 1977 West Gray St., in February 2021, according to a press release.

"We've been serving Houston designers and homeowners for 35 years through our catalog, so we already have a large following here," Dominic Milanese, senior director of retail, said in a news release.

The store will be Ballard’s 16th since launching a national retail expansion in 2007. It will occupy the former 10,000 square-foot Gap store location in the Weingarten Realty-owned shopping center.