RELICS HOME is a showroom and retail store for fine furnishings, lighting, art, rugs, and home decor since 1997. The 12,000 square foot showroom was originally located in Abilene, TX prior to down-sizing and moving to it's current location in Wimbereley, TX, just south of Austin, in 2014. Relics Home offers furnishings from hundreds of the world's best manufacturers as well as local and international artisans who create custom items for clients. Relics in-house designers offer full service interior design assistance with building, remodeling or room makeovers.
West Coast native, Bex Hale, moved to Texas to attend ACU, earning a degree in industrial technology with an emphasis in engineering and design in 1997. Just after graduation Bex opened Relics Home in Downtown Abilene offering furniture, accessories, and one-of-a-kind antiques she discovered on her international travels.
By 1999 Bex expanded to a 12,000 square foot retail showroom and launched her interior design business focusing on unique home furnishings, showcasing her personal style of mixing the raw with the refined.
In 2003, Bex moved to San Francisco to explore her passion for design further. She commuted between the West Coast and Abilene while developing products for The Fair Trade Association and designing interiors for private clients including Robert Redford. She focused on the use of reclaimed and recycled materials in her designs for law firms, urban residences, and vacation homes, as well as events for corporate clients such as the Sundance Channel and Lexus Hybrid Living.
Bex moved back to Abilene in 2008 to expand Relics Home's product line and build in The Design Center offering a broad selection of custom home furnishings for her design clients. She met East Texas native, David Hale who was flying C-130's for the U.S.Air Force. Bex and David married in 2011.
Bex was cast for the HGTV series, Design Star, and was on the show's seventh season in 2012. That experience opened up a world of opportunities and in 2013, Bex and David moved to the Austin area and settled in Wimberley, Texas where they created a luxury vacation rental, Relics Ranch. In 2015 they relocated Relics Home to its current location.