Allison received her bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising with a focus on textiles from Florida State University. After graduation, she moved to New York City and began a career in wholesale fashion.

In 2012, Allison and her husband made a move to Dallas and bought a cute little 1920's bungalow. The home called for a different style of furniture than anything she currently owned. Buying new furniture of good quality was too expensive. She found the quality and style she was looking for by sourcing vintage pieces. The home came together for her almost effortlessly and something clicked. She was passionate about it. More so than she'd ever been working in fashion.

She toyed with the idea of opening a shop for a few years and after receiving some very kind words of encouragement from family, friends and especially other local businesses, took the plunge and opened Modified Home in February 2017.