The mid-century modern home style was popular from 1945 to the 1970s. The success of this movement is attributed to the post-World War II era that saw the rise of American factories, and with them, an abundance of building materials. Over almost three decades, this home style evolved to feature inclusive social spaces, open floor plans, large glass windows, mirrors, and futuristic themes.
Mid-century modern design regained popularity more than a decade ago, and we are still seeing a very high demand for these homes in the Seattle housing market. They’re especially beautiful when someone with a keen eye for interior design has been given free reign over the home’s décor. That process begins with finding the best sources for modern design elements, of course, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best Seattle retailers for furnishing your mid-century modern home.
Loft 63 – 609 Stewart Street in Downtown Seattle
Loft 63 caters to the Seattle city dweller. It offers up a selection of handmade furniture designed with city condos, loft style apartments, and mid-century modern ranch homes in mind. A wide range of hardwood products sets this store apart from the rest and gives customers an alternative to run-of-the-mill, mass-produced, pressed wooden furniture. This is where vintage style meets modern function.
Something special about this shop is its collection of quirky knick knacks, which would make the perfect addition to your end table or at-home bar. They’re recently handcrafted, but they embrace the original mid-century modern style of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Chartreuse Modern – 93 Denny Way, Seattle
Located near the shores of Elliott Bay and several blocks away from the Olympic Sculpture Museum, Chartreuse Modern exudes as much style as the neighborhood surrounding it. Hardwood items are a feature of this shop, as well, but it’s the futuristic-themed pieces that steal the show. The majority of this furniture would blend in on an episode of The Jetsons, which is how baby boomers once imagined that millennial lifestyle would be. Unfortunately, we still don’t have flying cars, but that isn’t stopping Chartreuse Modern from keeping the futuristic style of the 1950s alive.
Rejuvenation – 2910 First Ave
Rejuvenation, which is very aptly named, is a haven for the rebirth of mid-century modern light fixtures. Their products range from wall sconces to chandeliers, mixed with a little bit of everything in between. The selection includes lighting choices for any room of the home, and it is complemented by a diverse offering of hardware and general decor. You’ll love everything you see. Be prepared to go home with a car load of modern design goodies, and be sure to also check out their selection of antique furniture before you leave.
Homestead – 829 29th Ave
No list of Seattle mid-century modern furniture stores would be complete without a mention of husband and wife duo, Michele and Ryan Tansey. Homestead is located on the first floor of their home and is most accessible by appointment. Although the selection isn’t particularly large, it is quite varied, which makes Homestead an essential stop on your mid-century modern shopping spree. During your visit, you may find mid-century styled mirrors next to 1950’s-style magazine racks. You simply can’t predict the treasures that will be found, except to say that they will be a perfect fit for your modern home.
In addition to appointments, the showroom is open Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm, and Monday 12:00pm – 7:00pm.
These four stores make decorating your modern Seattle home a breeze. The style has remained popular since its resurgence decades ago, and it doesn’t appear to be losing steam anytime soon.