From Seattle showrooms to online furniture mavens and Portland consignment digs.
When many are using the new year as an opportunity to break out of the rut that was (dare we say it?!) 2020, we’re taking 2021 as an excuse to freshen up our homes with new finds. Happily, the Pacific Northwest is home to an endless supply of mid-century Modern furniture stores, providing an ideal reason to pack up the car and embark on a “furniture roadtrip” to fuel your home shopping aspirations.
Not sure where to start? Check out one or all of these eight mid-century Modern furniture boutiques:
Don’t let the sheer size of this consignment store deter you—occupying a 30,000 square-foot space on a bustling corner of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, we won’t blink twice if you spend an entire day wandering Ballard Consignment. Housing mid-century gems like a John Lewis Dining Table perched on onyx steel legs to a dusty rose loveseat, the shop’s rotating collection offers affordable finds that will inject your home with mid-century vibes.
10 am–7 pm daily; 5459 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA; https://ballardconsignment.com/.
Modern to Vintage Furniture and Design
This Renton showroom is as classic as it gets—a family-run venture based in a 100 year-old house, this used furniture store hosts a bevy of pristine designer finds (a linear Christian Linneberg teak hutch, anyone?) and an impressive collection of Danish-inspired dining chairs with beechwood legs to teak dressers.
Open by appointment; 407 Williams Ave S, Renton, WA; https://moderntovintage.com/.
Split Level Modern
Design-buffs will rejoice at the gems this Burien consignment store doles out. Snag an Eames Sling Seat in nearly perfect condition. Or a sculptural Penguin Chair with a gold bentwood back and wrought iron legs, a design feat from the Danish furniture designer, Ib Kofod-Larsen. Located just ten miles south of Seattle, the expansive showroom at Split Level Modern is a worthy shopping destination.
11 am–6 pm Thurs–Sun; 453 SW 153rd St, Burien, WA; https://splitlevelmodern.com/.
The Furniture Guy
The name says it all—this consignment store shepherds in a fresh mix of every day, ranging from furniture staples to glassware, décor, art pieces, and eye-catching lamps. Design aesthetics vary as much as their inventory, with eclectic color-blocked dressers to luxurious velvet chairs. Best way to shop? Swing by the brick and mortar or head to their Instagram to browse the varied picks.
10am–6pm daily; 12431 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA; https://www.furnitureguyseattle.com/.
Hawthorne Vintage Modern
Within footsteps from the Willamette River is this mid-century Modern specialty store. Looking for something specific? Keep an eye on their Instagram for the latest finds and call to have your order shipped. Or, if browsing is more your speed, be prepared for the unexpected—Hawthorne has no end to its collection of colorful vintage Danish lights or bamboo teak ice buckets.
11 am–5 pm Thurs–Mon; 204 SE Alder, Portland, OR; https://www.instagram.com/hawthornevintagemodern/
The millennial’s call to antiquing, this furniture dealer has a sleek online store that you can easily spend an afternoon aimlessly browsing. But for those with something specific in mind, Hive Modern has the answer. Stop by the Portland storefront or browse online by designer, item, or manufacturer. The shop even offers a “quick ship” option for a select number of items, meaning that you can outfit your home with designer duds like a sculptural Eames chair or a Verner Panton pendant lamp in a mere number of days.
11 am–6 pm Mon–Sat; 820 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR; https://hivemodern.com/ .
Design powerhouses like Dansk and Herman Miller grace the collection at this 8,000 square-foot Hawthorne warehouse. Every item is in nearly pristine condition, a testament to the owner’s 40 years of experience buying and selling furniture gems. Recent picks range from a trio of rectangular nesting tables designed by Grete Jalk to plush red leather armchairs from the Italian design firm, Lomazzi, de Pas, d’Urbino.
10 am–6pm weekends; SE 8th & Hawthorne, Portland, OR; http://www.lookmodern.com/.
The Good Mod
The 20,000 square-foot space is more than just a sprawling showroom but doubles as a workshop (read: custom creations are regularly crafted here). Founded in 2006, by Spencer Staley, the showroom–workshop hybrid staffs a team of multi-disciplinary artisans to accompany you through every phase of the decorating process. Want to 3D print a sculptural wall hanging? They’ve got it covered. Digital fabrication of an angular table? Not a problem, just make sure you’re ready to have your design ideas ignited before swinging by.
11 am–6 pm daily; 1313 W Burnside St 4th floor, Portland, OR; https://www.thegoodmod.com/
Whether you visit one or all of these showrooms, you’ll be sure to come away with some vintage gems for your new year’s home refresh. And, when you pay your visit to any of these stores, don’t forget to tell them that 360Modern sent ya!