The notions of “affordable” and “good quality” might be viewed as subjective, and what we’re referring to as “unique” is a bit broader than a pure literal interpretation. So let’s start by clarifying what we mean.
If you’ve only been looking at furniture for the past few years, you might think that midcentury modern and Danish-driven design represent the only ways to go. This could be especially true given the imitation and replication from places like West Elm, CB2, Room and Board, Design Within Reach and many others. However, these same stores are starting to move on – or at least expand – their repertoire. But if you really want to see the possibilities, your best bet will be the DC area’s vintage stores.
The increasing use of glass, polished brass, and elevated levels of ornateness by national retailers are evidence of a new direction and expanding popular appeal. Among our favorite alternative styles are art deco, streamlined moderne and art moderne. Read on for a bit more about these styles and where to look for great deco furniture in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington. We’ll share a few examples as seen on ATTIC, including both well preserved original pieces along with others that have been given nice contemporary updates.
Pint-sized vintage? From miniature tables and chairs to furniture that stirs up school day memories, it’s easy to fall in love with pieces intended for the little ones. This post rounds up some of the cutest items as listed on ATTIC from stores in the Washington metro area.
Let’s party! We’re pleased to announce that an ATTIC launch party will be held at the wonderful Miss Pixie’s (14th Street / Logan Circle) on June 4th from 6 to 9 PM. Door prizes from stores listed on ATTIC, live music, wine tastings from Cork, and more will all make for a great time. Stop by and invite a friend.
We’re very pleased to have the support of Miss Pixie’s, DC’s most well-known vintage furniture dealer. Pixie Windsor and colleague Joani Maher provided ideas and offered support from day one, and today they highlighted ATTIC in the store’s newsletter. See the store’s latest arrivals on ATTIC’s Miss Pixie’s page