May 21, 2022

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Seattle’s Finest Classic Household furniture Shops

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They bring classic again to lifestyle.

Jacob Willard Dwelling

Proprietor Karl Hackett has an eye for midcentury marvels deserving of his impeccable wooden restoration. He does them in-dwelling at a Tukwila workshop right before transporting them to the Hillman City retail store named soon after his very first son, Jacob Willard (whose middle name is a nod to Hackett’s late father). “Furniture nerds” with a unique appear in mind—say, white bouclé lounge chairs—should remain apprised of the Jacob Willard Instagram page, where by he routinely delivers up things pre-revamp so purchasers can select personalized finishes.

Place Oddity

Tucked absent on a Ballard facet road because 2002, Todd Werny’s store is a fixture disguised as a discovery. Fashionable pieces—Herman Miller credenzas, Steelcase desks—frequently get a mod or Memphis-type makeover, refinished with dazzling colors that recall Werny’s time generating postmodern jewelry. “Yes, managing a classic business enterprise is an art, and taste does make a difference, but I am a junk dealer,” he claims, “tried and accurate.”


With a landlord like the Nationwide Nordic Museum, expect Scandinavian treasures aplenty, while proprietor and longtime neighborhood Shane Bastian welcomes any classic home furnishings with a tale really worth telling in the store he serendipitously opened just down the street from his home (a lot less serendipitously, in February 2020). An open up workshop in the back invitations sneak peeks, discussion, and perhaps some wine if art stroll options pan out. In addition to furniture, Bastian shows a rotating variety of nearby installations. 



They save what is value conserving.

Ballard Reuse

Ballard Reuse celebrated its seventh anniversary this year, but co-owners Pat Finn Coven and Joel Blaschke have been in the business even extended: When RE Store shut up shop in the Ballard of yore, these former personnel took in excess of. “It was by much the most effective determination we have at any time manufactured,” states Finn Coven. Skipping Dwelling Depot and heading below for a challenge (the shop’s especially well-acknowledged for its lighting selection) might be yours.

Second Use Constructing Products

What occurs to legendary classic interiors when aged buildings face demolition or renovation? With any luck, they wind up right here. In addition to some severely very well-priced home furnishings (and the occasional accommodate of armor), 2nd Use carries exclusive reclaimed fixtures: lavender bathtubs, aged library ground tiles, artwork deco mild fixtures. The goal? To make salvage the norm for construction projects. Which implies Seattle’s not very disappearing—it’s just discovering a new residence. 



They stock treasures well worth hunting for.

Ballard Consignment/The Furnishings Person

Monitoring down definitely previous-university finds calls for a bit of a dig via the regularly modern day offerings at this pair of expansive consignment suppliers (never be fooled by the convincingly midcentury Report chairs). The payoff is very well worthy of it for eclectic finds, like parlor video games and secretary desks. 

Epic Antique

For those who desire of obtaining dropped in a sea of vintage furnishings, this literal warehouse close to SoDo picks up where by Pacific Galleries remaining off—though you will need only wander a several minutes to uncover a little something worthy of having dwelling. A slew of suppliers, like co-owners Tom Gorz and Mathew Culbert, have a century’s value of kinds, from rustic to designer. 

Fremont Vintage Shopping mall

Decor is the identify of the sport at this two-tale labyrinth, in which kitschy cocktail pitchers, ornate lamps, and (fantastically? hilariously?) dated coffee desk guides conceal among the 1950s social gathering robes and Seahawks jerseys. Selected sellers provide a revolving doorway of bigger parts from innovative teak dressers to showy 1980s eating sets.




They cull a assortment

Massive Whale Consignment

Diem-My Tran collects household furniture prolifically, despite obtaining into the game just four many years in the past. Literal stacks of “things that make me do a double take” line each and every spare inch of this Aurora storefront. That quantities to a mix curated fewer by period or design and far more by a sixth feeling for breathtaking household furniture. “What’s good is very good,” Tran states. Reward for out-of-towners: This shop ships nationally.


This unassuming Central District showroom schedules viewing appointments by ask for, and handily would make up for any lack of confront time with one of the best on the web browsing encounters in the metropolis. Shop extremely higher-excellent boho finds as well as a wide range of complementary handmade merchandise. 

Kirk Albert Classic Furnishings

It leans a bit more rustic than most vintage retailers in Seattle—here, items aren’t concerned to artfully show their age, from worn steel tables to paintings that appear a very little rough all around the edges. Eccentric sculptures and functional previous objects turned sculptural, like aged wig stands and 1940s embryo styles, could be yanked from an art gallery. So could the shop by itself. All those fearful of producing a assertion require not implement.



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