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Fort Worth fixer-uppers tack on interior design services to their repertoire

Fort Worth fixer-uppers tack on design services to their repertoire

6th Ave Homes
6th Ave Homes is adding interior design services to make it even more of a one-stop shop experience. Photo courtesy of 6th Ave Homes
6th Ave Homes
The company has renovated more than 40 homes in the Fort Worth area. Photo courtesy of 6th Ave Homes
6th Ave Homes designer Gretchen Herb
Interior designer Gretchen Herb comes from the HGTV show Fixer Upper. Photo courtesy of 6th Ave Homes
6th Ave Homes designer Christine Zeiler
Christine Zeiler founded her own interior design firm before coming over to 6th Ave Homes. Photo courtesy of 6th Ave Homes
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The services will have simplified, à la carte packages and pricing. Photo courtesy of 6th Ave Homes
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The team is hoping to make interior design affordable to all. Photo courtesy of 6th Ave Homes
6th Ave Homes
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6th Ave Homes designer Gretchen Herb
6th Ave Homes designer Christine Zeiler
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Fort Worth’s own fixer-uppers, Jamey Ice and Jimmy Williams, launched the home restoration and house flipping business 6th Ave Homes in 2014. In 2016 they merged full-service real estate services with that love for old houses, and now it's time to grow again, this time with the addition of interior design services from a pair with serious cred.

Gretchen Herb and Christine Zeiler have joined the growing 6th Ave team of contractors, brokers, agents, and loan consultants, bringing design savvy with them.

Herb, a Fort Worth native, comes from the Holy Grail of home improvement itself: Magnolia Homes, owned by Waco’s Chip and Joanna Gaines. (You've probably seen her work on the Gaines' HGTV show Fixer Upper.) Zeiler boasts her own design chops, having run her own design firm, Christine Zeiler Interiors, where she produced work that’s graced the pages of Better Homes and Gardens.

“Gretchen and Christine are both incredible assets to our team, offering their impeccable design expertise to our client base,” says Williams. “Their creative styles, attention to detail, and passion for helping people create a place to call home are key qualities that we value.”

6th Ave Homes' design services will be aimed at the cost-conscious crowd (read: especially millennials), with simplified, à la carte packages and pricing.

Also still in the works: a home goods store, now hopefully set to open in the fall. Ice, a guitarist for Green River Ordinance, and Williams, a local detective, will own the building containing a store carrying goods curated by their friend, designer Jana Clark. It will feature reclaimed and renovated goods and socially conscious items that benefit local and global nonprofits, and there are plans to add on a restaurant, bar, and event space to the building in the future.