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.