A Custom House, based in Austin, Texas, serves as a creative hub catering to both designers and retail consumers. The store incorporates classic interior design with a fresh perspective. The creative studio is at the forefront of the experience, offering antique furniture and accessories, lamps and lighting, mirrors, art, and accessories presented in a showroom setting. Behind the curtains, the A Custom House design team provides residential and commercial design solutions drawing on years of experience in interior design, remodeling, budgeting, and construction. Design services include, but are not limited to: furniture and art selection, layouts and installation, as well as wallpaper, paint, and custom upholstery.

Meet the Team

Sally Cardwell - Co-Owner

Sally Cardwell

Sally introduced A Custom House in 2015, integrating 30 years of interior design expertise in both residential and commercial spaces. Sally’s artistry is demonstrated through project collaborations and client consultations where she diligently works to transform the ordinary into dream spaces using her keen eye for color, texture and patterns. Inspired by the classic and natural elements of beautiful textiles, Sally’s approach to her work is timeless and disciplined.

Julie Boxberger - Co-Owner

Julie Boxberger

Julie partnered with Sally in 2015 to create A Custom House, and she now contributes her creative entrepreneurial vision with design at the forefront. Making the decision to transition from a background in law to a retail venture stems from her lifelong interest in interior design and style. Having a meticulous eye for antiques, art and scale, Julie instills identity and texture within a select space all the while keeping function and restraint as essential ingredients.

Andy Cardwell

Andy runs all things business at A Custom House, where she is responsible for overseeing store operations. Having worked in design since high school and with an undergraduate degree in corporate communications, Andy manages client interactions from start to finish, establishing seamless experiences and relationships. Andy is the heart and soul of the ACH experience and is known for her warm hearted spirit. With guidance from her mother along with her natural affinity for fabrics and colors, Andy ensures the showroom looks and feels just like a home.