When designer Angeline Guido Hall started scouting new spaces for a studio, she never intended to open up a retail shop, too. But after touring a 1,600-square-foot space on Dragon Street that combines store, studio, and warehouse, she thought, “Ya know, maybe I can do this.” And overnight, she became a shop owner.
Purveyor Home is 500 square feet packed with accessories, lighting, rugs, case goods, and furniture. Hall’s passion for curating vintage pieces is evident in the stock: find African juju hats, mud cloth pillows, and Turkish rugs, all in approachable price ranges. “I want people to come in and find cool, unique pieces,” Hall explains. The designer also carries popular lines Gabby Home, Interlude Home, and Elisabeth York bedding, as well as a handful of local artists.
Through the shop, Hall also offers a budget-friendly, by-the-hour design service for those who don’t require full assistance. Clients fill out a survey and send inspiration photos and measurements, and Hall and her team prepare a design concept. “Within a two-hour meeting, we can finish off a living room or bedroom,” she says. And after you design and shop, you can feel good that you gave back—Hall chooses four charities each year to donate a portion of her profits. 1130 Dragon St., Ste. 150. 972-629-9907. angelinenguidodesigns.com –Ryan Conner
Public Display of Affection
Jen Mauldin has been a successful interior designer for more than 15 years, but now she’s focusing on her second love: art. With the opening of Jen Mauldin Gallery in Bishop Arts, she is able to act as curator, giving a platform to local artists who have yet to be discovered. “One of my favorite parts of designing was working with local artists to bring something special to a project,” says Mauldin. She has represented artists such as muralist and minimalist Kyle Steed, portraitist Haylee Ryan, surreal photographer Paxton Maroney, and mixed-media artist Shoby Modjarrad. For the month of May, check out Courtney Miles’ exhibit #CourtneyForever, a collection of self-portraits painted in the style of paparazzi photos. 408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 103. 214-954-7629. jenmauldingallery.com –Caitlin Clark
A New Sensation
It all started with one signature seasoning. Twenty years ago, Buddy Emerson whipped together a house blend—the same one that is used at Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge, co-owned by son Jason Emerson and Jean Baptiste Lassarat in Granbury, Texas. High demand for the seasoning spawned three markets, the third of which just landed in Deep Ellum.
Eighteen Ninety welcomes customers with the sweet smell of herbs and spices, as well as fresh bread and popcorn for tasting. A vast array of balsamic vinegars and olive oil flavors, including black truffle, rosemary, honey ginger, and garlic, are stocked alongside bags and jars of the well-loved seasoning. Plan to put some tasting classes on your calendar, or just stop by to grab some of Buddy’s magic for your own kitchen. 2642 Main St., Suite 150. 1890marketplace.com –Caitlin Clark