Hello from Calise Barraque-Belote and Tessa Shaner, co-owners of their family business, The Mint Julep, a furniture, home décor and full-service interior design boutique in Rockwall, Texas.

Calise and Tessa are two incredibly close sisters, who grew up in the beautiful lakeside town of Rockwall, and have called it home for over 35 years. Although the town has changed a lot since they were children, one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s their love for the community and its residents. Tessa and her husband Aaron are raising their children Vivienne, 4, and Kellan, 7, in Rockwall, as are Calise and husband Chris, who are parents of Hayley, 20, and Liam, 6.

The sisters both have corporate career backgrounds. When they found that they shared a passion for decor and design, it was in the stars that they work together to establish a design business. Their motto is “Better Living Begins at Home,” and they pride themselves on helping others design homes to reflect not only their aesthetic style, but their lifestyle, as well.

Their client base began with Rockwall friends and neighbors and has now expanded to include design work nationwide. Tessa and Calise delight in bringing life to their client’s dreams for their homes and in sourcing unique, high-quality items for them. 

The Rockwall store began in 2016 as a gallery for Calise’s hand painted furniture, but quickly evolved into an amazing source for personally curated collections of distinctive furniture, home décor, lighting, gifts and seasonal items. (Fun fact: Tessa is the creative genius behind the brand name. “It’s southern,” she says, and it’s “based on Calise’s favorite color, mint green!”)

Calise and Tessa invite you to shop their ever-changing inventory at the Mint Julep, 1129 Ridge Road in Rockwall. Or fill your online cart 24/7 at mintjulepdecor.com.  Mint Julep ships nationwide!

From the Mint Julep home page, just click the Design Services button for more information or to schedule an in-home or online consultation.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our cherished customers, both near and far, for being an integral part of our journey. Your trust and loyalty mean the world to us, and we are endlessly thankful for your support. Together, let's continue to turn houses into homes filled with beauty, comfort, and joy. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing Mint Julep.