Home is Where I want to be
Favorite Austin fashion designer debuts new home goods shop on West 12th Street
There's no place like home — especially if Mallary Carroll has anything to do with it. The prolific fashion designer and owner of Good Company recently opened her first-ever home goods shop, the aptly named Good Company Home.
Located 904D W. 12th St., just steps away from the first Good Company Carroll opened in 2017, the new home goods retailer "carries a variety of vintage and new furniture, rugs, gifts, and accessories." Carroll goes "coast to coast" to curate the shop, and customers will find everything from vintage glassware to pottery created by local ceramicist Isabel Glatthorn tucked among the treasures.
Though it may seem like a leap for the fashion designer, who made a name for herself in local circles first as a go-to stylist at By George and then as owner of SBJ Austin, Carroll says home design was actually her first love.
"Home decor has always been my first love and passion," she says in a release. "I love the stories behind each vintage piece and it is really a creative outlet for me, whereas designing clothing can sometimes be more practical."
However, she didn't abandon design entirely for the new store. Exclusive to the store will be Good Company Home textiles, a new line designed by Carroll, which includes stylish pajamas, throws, and slipcovers. Like SBJ Austin, her Good Company Home line will be made in the U.S. using natural fabrics.
And textiles aren't the only new offering. Carroll and team are also moving into the world of fabrication. Good Company Home offers custom tables, designed using reclaimed wood customized per customers' specifications, and will eventually move into apothecary. The product line is currently in development, but it will include lip balm, rose facial mist, scented candles, a facial serum, and more.
Good Company Home marks the third store in three years for Carroll and her Good Company brand. In addition to her North Lamar shops, Good Company opened a second location on South Congress Avenue in February.