While Austin might sport an already impressive array of home décor stores, we’ve always got room in our hearts for more. The newest we’ll be welcoming with open arms? The home-focused pop-up shop, Nannie Inez, opened November 1st through December 31st at the fashion-forward boutique Kick Pleat and is having its opening party tonight from 5pm – 8pm.
Owner and native Texan Deeyn Rhodes, who just moved to Austin with her husband six months ago from New York, brings her eight years of experience (like, work-with-Stella-McCartney-and-other-impressive-names experience) in the fashion world to the world of home décor with a carefully curated collection of lovely items full of meaning, style and good design. You can find colorful and bold throw pillows from folks like British designer Donna Wilson or local Austin company August Morgan. The pop-up is located in the back third of the store, where you can look through tiny bowls from Africa, ceramic accessories like salt & pepper shakers and artwork from small to large that combine to create a truly unique and refreshing aesthetic that nicely complements the fashionable looks at Kick Pleat (run by owner Wendi Koletar).
The pop-up shop is merely a first step for Rhodes, who has intended to open up an Austin décor store for over a year (though looking, they just haven’t quite found the right space for them in Austin, yet). This makes the pop-up shop less a test run, and more a taste of what’s to come: Rhodes says they hope to have a full store open by next spring.
Named for Rhodes’ grandmother (described as a “special lady always about the good life, with never a hair out of a place and just a really good person”), Nannie Inez is a labor of love, passion, style and intention. "Over" the fashion industry, Rhodes' talent and enthusiasm for life has been transfered to Nannie Inez, and luckily for us, Austin.
“I just can’t imagine not being around beautiful things and working with people who are passionate about what they do. Everything we offer in the shop, we either know or really respect the designer or there’s a story behind it. We have a very personal connection to everything we carry,” says Rhodes.
Check out Nannie Inez from 5pm - 8pm tonight at Kick Pleat, 918 West 12th Street and through December 31st. Learn more about Deeyn Rhodes and the Nannie Inez story on their website, their blog, follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.