John Paul and Erin Hossley, the husband-wife duo behind [neighborhood] home goods store and gallery, give us the inside scoop on their new Design District digs.
The new [neighborhood] showroom is open Monday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM.
“When we opened [neighborhood] eight years ago, we were looking to fill a void in Dallas,” says co-founder John Paul “JP” Hossley. “We wanted to create a sophisticated, cool store that offered affordable, well-made, quick-ship options in modern furniture. The holy trifecta. It really didn’t exist here until we started developing our store.” Since then, [neighborhood] has become the city’s go-to source for two national furniture lines, Blu Dot and Gus* Modern. And while both brands met Erin and JP’s criteria to a tee, the couple wasn’t content to just sell furniture—they also wanted to use their space as a gallery, specializing in Texas-based artists, as well as offer design services. This seems fitting, considering their backgrounds; Erin graduated with a BFA in interior design while JP earned a master’s in architecture. The pair successfully executed this vision with their charming Bishop Arts studio, which served as [neighborhood]’s home base until the recent move.
“Bishop Arts was a great place to cultivate our concept,” explains Erin, “and we wouldn’t be where we are now if it weren’t for Bishop Arts and the people we met there. But in order to grow, we knew we would eventually have to expand our shop into a full-blown showroom.” Through a partnership agreement, the Hossleys purchased an 8,000-square-foot building in early 2020. Following months of renovations, the new Design District showroom opened its doors this summer. Boasting ample windows and natural light, the industrial-chic space is the perfect backdrop for the store’s carefully culled selection of midcentury modern furnishings, home decor and original artwork. “We chose the Design District so that we could be a greater asset to the design trade, while also being more centrally located for our public clients,” continues Erin. “The new space has opened up all sorts of opportunities for us, and will allow us to feature larger art shows and stock more furniture pieces on the showroom floor.”
As far as what’s up next for the new store, JP says they hope to resume gallery openings in 2021 but in the meantime will continue to spotlight emerging artists, both local and national. This fall, customers can look forward to the new spring 2021 collection from Gus* Modern as well as a new collaboration the Hossleys have in the works. “We’ve been working very closely with several families in Oaxaca to design and produce a series of handwoven rugs, pillows, bedspreads and clay ceramics,” says JP. If the collab is anything like their past projects, it’s sure to be something special. 2532 Converse St., 214.943.5650, neighborhood-store.com
Photography by: from top, photos by: Roy Aguilar; Kurt Griesbach; Kurt Griesbach; Roy Aguilar