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18 Years and Going Strong

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Abby Urban-Bader and her husband,
Tom, are the husband-and-wife team
behind Rockwall Artisan Home, the brand-new home-goods shop located in
Rockwall Village.
Here, you can find handcrafted furniture,
inviting décor, and thoughtful gifts, from art, lamps, and vases to throws,
pillows, and botanicals. Rockwall Artisan Home is also home to one of the most
comfortable chairs you’ll ever sit in — the

Tom is the
creative genius behind the furniture, which Abby describes as having clean
lines that are different from everything out there right now. “Some have a
Scandinavian vibe, and some have a midcentury vibe,” she says. “But it’s all
different than what you’d find anywhere else.”

Abby is the visionary behind the store
itself. She brought in all the home décor, which she says is all about
texture. “It’s earthy, organic, and natural,” she says. “Everything has lots
of texture, whether it’s soft or rough, to complement the clean lines of the

from Portland, Oregon, Abby and her family moved to Rockwall last summer.
They left behind a successful construction company that specialized in
outdoor living, like patios, decks, and kitchens. When they arrived in
Rockwall, they started talking about a shop. 

“Tom has
always built amazing furniture, but I knew if we opened a shop, we’d need
lamps and pillows and all the things to zhush it up,” Abby says. “So,
Rockwall Artisan Home was born out of that idea.” 

Entrepreneurship comes naturally to
Abby — especially owning a
shop. Her mother, aunt, and grandmother all owned
shops that
sold gifts and home décor. 

Abby finds it exciting and rewarding to have
had such a great response since the shop’s grand opening in March. “In the
short time we’ve been open, we’ve had so many people come in and say, ‘Wow!
This is different. This is cool.’ That makes me feel good,” Abby

Tom is just happy to be part of the Rockwall
community and looks forward to a bright
future here. “I feel very blessed that our previous success
allowed us to make the move to this city, which I find
absolutely wonderful,” he says. “I wish I had found Rockwall, Texas, 40 years
ago. I think the people here are incredible.”

Abby and Tom are parents to six boys between
the ages of 11 and 20. Three of their sons are with them now, and they hope
the other three will be moving soon to Texas. “That’s what I’m most looking
forward to,” Tom says. “We have kids in school here, and we want to get more
involved in the community. We want to be really entrenched where we are. I
want to be in a position where we can give back.”

you’re shopping for custom furniture with timeless design, or you want to
find the perfect gift for a loved one, come see the thought and care that
goes into every piece at Rockwall Artisan Home. The shop is open Tuesday
through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.


447 East
Interstate 30

Rockwall, Texas 75087



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