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Mom-Entrepreneur Desire’ Powell…

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115 Midway Street

Spring, TX 77373


Introducing Desire’ Powell,

owner of The Steel Horse

in Old Town Spring

Tell us about your business…What got you started into this business?

I discovered at a very early stage in my life that I loved design.  To create a space perfect for someone’s exact loves is a passion of mine. One year ago, I opened up a store in hopes of being able to share my love of home décor with others.  At that time I also had a 5-month-old baby girl and had just finished designing her baby room.  Therefore, I felt it was appropriate to incorporate a baby boutique as well.  I opened The Steel Horse, a home décor store and The Steel Pony is the attached baby boutique. 

How do you balance working from home and your children's schedule?

As a woman and a stay at home mom, I wanted to not only enjoy a lifelong hobby, but also to feel a sense of achievement by creating a successful business.  Any new business takes a lot of time, as do newborns, but as a mother and new business owner, I found ways to make it work.  A pack-n-play and jumper at the store as well as a very supportive husband all helped as things came together.

Looking back, what was your proudest moment?

Looking back, I can definitely say my proudest moment was about 6-9 months into it, when it hit me that the décor and items that I create personally, many of which were made at my own dining room table, were our top sellers.  I continuously had to recreate displays and handmade items to meet demand. It was then that I realized I could successfully do what I loved and share that passion with others.

The store just celebrated its one-year anniversary and it was our biggest day yet.  My husband and I feel truly blessed to say that we have created a very successful small business from scratch.

What would you like the readers to know about your business?

The Steel Horse is located in one of the few original buildings in Old Town Spring.  Built in the early 1900s, it was the original Spring State Bank.  Robbed by Bonnie and Clyde in the 1930s, and the original safe is still in the back for viewing.  The difference between us and other home décor stores is the details.  Our selection of unique, ever changing home décor spans from traditional to old world design.  Our attached baby boutique, The Steel Pony is stocked with locally handmade baby gifts.  In addition to custom and personalized merchandise, we also carry name brands such as True Religion, Trumpette, Mudpie, and Melissa and Doug to name a few.  Our most beloved item is our ivory painted cast iron custom baby cradle, breathtaking to say the least.

My family and I would like to invite you to visit our store in Old Town Spring! 

Desire’ Powell

Owner, Mother

The Steel Horse