Nana’s Attic offers home furnishings and more
By Lauren Jette
After years of decorating for herself and local builders, Charlotte Barker finally decided to share her passion with others by opening Nana’s Attic.
“I have decorated for myself for years and years and for builders in the local area and have always wanted to do something like this when I got older, so I just decided to try it,” Barker said. “That’s always been my passion, is decorating,” she said.
After holding a grand opening on Dec. 26, 2015, Barker has seen business slowly pick up in the new year.
“I would say furniture and home décor would be the main thing in here,” she said. “There’s a variety of things in here for anybody. There’s stuff for little girls, teenage girls, there’s stuff in here for moms, grandmas. A little bit of everything.”
A variety of styles of furniture are neatly arranged in individual rooms and groupings, like cozy scenes from home.
“I think it’s a lot better having individual rooms, as opposed to a huge, open space. I like the little spaces,” Barker said. “This used to be a chiropractic office, so each room was an exam room or whatever, so we had to open up all the arches and paint it. It took us a little over a month to get this place ready. This counter space was all up front at the door, so we moved it back and took out an office in the back. It was a lot of prep just to get ready.”
Now the space showcases furniture and home décor to appeal to any style.
“We have contemporary, the more Western-type stuff, the shabby chic, country chic. A little bit of everything,” Barker said. “We have just a little bit of all furniture. We’ll be getting in more modern furniture. As things sell, we change up the rooms. We just change it out.”
In addition to furniture and home décor, Nana’s Attic also carries gifts, jewelry and more.
“We have a gift shop in the front. There’s bridal gifts, there’s baby gifts, there’s jewelry, there’s purses, a little bit of everything,” Barker explained. “There’s the children’s resale shop that my daughter has going. There’s new items in there too, it’s a new and used children’s boutique.”
Barker said she also carries college logo purses in the favorite Univerity of Texas, Texas Tech and Texas A&M colors, “which would be good for the older girls” about to head off to college.
Barker said although decorating is her passion, she didn’t want to limit her store to just home furnishings.
“I wanted somebody to come in and not just see furniture. I think it’s more attention-grabbing,” she said. “The more variety of things you have, the more people will come in. They could stop by to grab a gift. People do buy furnishings and home décor for gifts.”
As for the name of her business, Nana’s Attic reflects something personal for Barker.
“My grandkids call me Nana, so that’s where I came up with it.”
Nana’s Attic is located at 7600 W. State Highway 29, in the Copper Ridge shopping center just east of Ronald Reagan Boulevard.