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!