Dixie James Home Boutique, Allie Wilson’s new specialty home design store located right next door to Shenadoah at the Arbor, celebrated its first anniversary in late April.
Wilson, surrounded by staff, friends, family, and all of her favorite things, marked the event with a party which included live music, specialty drinks, a charcuterie spread, and giveaways.
“Opening my own business is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it is also the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done,” Wilson said. “To start from literally nothing and bring my vision to reality in just one year has been the most amazing experience.” Wilson said she could not have done it without the support of her staff and all of the special women in her life.
Dixie James specializes in home décor, gifts, vintage finds, and design services, and is located in Arbor Village adjacent to Shenandoah at the Arbor, a store very familiar to Allie because it is run by her parents Rick and Jill Wilson. The store recently launched a new website — dixiejames.com — where visitors can learn more about the shop’s offerings, submit interior design questions (“Ask Allie”), and sign up for an in-home consultation.
This summer, Dixie James will kick off the first of its store’s Design Labs, where customers will explore do-it-yourself home design and party styling.