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Two Chicks District Co. Is A Scene Stealer

Indy’s HGTV-famous renovators open up shop and expand their southside footprint.

Two Chicks and a Hammer, the renovation dream team behind HGTV’s Good Bones, is actually four chicks, and all of them know how to feather a nest beautifully. Family members Kelsy Gray, Alexa Howell, and Good Bones co-hosts Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine teamed up to open Two Chicks District Co. in Bates-Hendricks as the neighborhood’s first boutique, filled with contemporary home things and gifts, not to mention a bistro and an Instagram wall. While the Two Chicks aesthetic isn’t easily categorized, there’s an undeniable modernity to the ceramics, armchairs, pillows, cake stands, wall mirrors, linens, flatware, macramé, and lighting, some polished (gold-and-black utensils) and some rustic (a log-slab plant holder hung on ropes). Good Bones doesn’t have a looming presence in the shop, but fans will recognize a wink in Karen’s Corner, representing the craft skills that are Laine’s hallmark on the show through her handmade cutting boards and animal figurines.

Two Chicks District Co.
1531 S. East St., 317-426-3652,

Don’t Miss: The photo collage of snapshots from the Good Bones set serving as an Instagram backdrop.

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.