5.11.2011

Field Trip -- Calypso Home in Dallas






A couple of weeks ago, while Bryan and Audrey were tucked into some pretty noteworthy chips and guacamole at Taco Diner next door, Millie and I snuck over to the new Calypso Home to do a little "sleuthing". Millie's especially good for these types of reconnaissance missions, as she's awfully fond of (in her words) "pretty things"... Sweet girl.

I've long been a fan of Calypso's general sort of romantic/boho aesthetic (+ they can turn out some seriously lovely frocks), so I couldn't wait to check out their home wares up close. They did not disappoint. In fact, the store was so chock-full of awesomeness that it inspired a new semi-regular (not sure how often yet) "field-trip series" here on the blog, highlighting some favorite spots in Dallas -- our city sports so many great places (restaurants, shops, galleries...) that seem to deserve a bit more of a deep dive than I give them on my weekend posts.

Specifically, what I found so compelling about the Calypso Home space was how it felt unlike anything else in town. Everything was beautiful and sort of luxurious but also very unique and crafted and (for lack of a better term) humble. The pottery and textiles and furniture didn't feel overly-manufactured, and the shelves weren't stocked with the same ubiquitous things. Most of this is due to the unerring eye and spot-on taste of their talented (and really kind) home buyer Ann Haagenson. (And, as evident in the shot below, she also possess some serious sartorial prowess).

The shop is having their official Open House tomorrow (Thursday, May 12th) from 10-6, where Ann will be on-hand to answer any questions. And to further sweeten the deal, they'll be serving champagne and Sprinkles cupcakes... Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!












8 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

this speaks TROUBLE to me - i walk in and i know i'm dropping WAY too much $$$$

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

we have a calypso home here in santa monica and i absolutely agree with the feel of the store - it is beautiful and completely relaxes me : ) Glad you have one by you now!!
xoxoxo
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Style Dilettante said...

Yeah, Calypso is danger... We have had one at the Brentwood Country Mart for some time & I mostly try to stay away! Have you seen their collaboration with Target? I bought the silver pouf for next to nothing & it was just what my little vanity built in needed! Enjoy & watch the champagne intake... it's tough to resist sober!

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Cara said...

I would go CRAZY in there!

saltandpine said...

Everything is beautiful...completely speaks to my design aesthetic. It's probably a good thing that there isn't a Calypso Home near me. I'd be seriously in debt! But my sister lives in Dallas...hmmm...

Girly Notes said...

found your blog randomly and i love it :)
these photos are amazing

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Heather Taylor said...

oooh la la! beautiful!

nikkijoy said...

These photos are amazing. I love the colourful one of Millie's tights! You have great camera skills =) x