Seven years ago, Allison Bonifay moved from New York with her husband. After just a few minutes chatting with her it will suddenly hit you. Hey, wait a second, you’re not from New York … “No, no, I’m from Atlanta and my mom is as Southern as they come,” she says with the slightest and sweetest Southern drawl.
Back in New York, she worked in fashion and when she got to Dallas, she assumed that would continue, but she just wasn’t feeling it.
Instead she turned her attention to decorating her then recently purchased Lower Greenville home. She was feeling a little sticker shock with all the big digit price tags for home furnishings so she started shopping secondhand. That’s where that fashionable eye came in. It was easy for Bonifay, and she had so much fun stocking her little charmer that she actually overbought and that’s when Modified Home was born.
It was a slow build, Bonifay said. She’d sell a piece here or there on Instagram, but two and a half years ago she decided to get serious. She officially officially created Modified Home with an LLC and everything.
Cut to present day where she now has a shoppable warehouse in the Design District and while it’s currently by appointment only, there are big plans to start holding holiday hours in December and beyond.
Bonifay said she’d like to keep the warehouse open late at least one day a week because it all ties back to accessibility. It’s been her mission from the start – to find fabulous furniture that’s affordable and available to everyone. Now since the bulk of her business is done on Instagram, you’re going to need Internet access, but we believe in you.
One quick thing before we talk style, when you go to follow Modified Home like you all should, be sure to check out the SALE saved stories. There are some deals that are so good they’ll make you swoon. (SOUTHERN ROOTS.)
As for what exactly those pieces look like, Bonifay hit us up with a generous list of some of her favorites. She said her go-to style is mid-century modern though the 80s are creeping in hardcore because they’re just so fun. Of course, she just buys what she loves and we reap all the benefits.
ATTN: DO NOT HAVE A HISSY FIT, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN SOLD BUT THEY’RE TOO COOL NOT TO SHARE.