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modhaus + recent aquisitions


ac and i are finally starting to get rid of our ikea furniture and invest in nicer pieces. one of the reasons for our trip to boston this weekend was to visit modhaus, a mid-century furniture and accessories dealer in dorchester. i'd been sworn to secrecy by my original tip giver (the super cool adrienne labelle) but now that modhaus has been mentioned a few times online i figured it was safe to share the secret. modhaus is tucked away in a huge warehouse outside of boston that's packed full of furniture, clothing, accessories and artwork. but we came with a purpose: new dressers. i'd wanted to get some danish pieces and we left happy as clams. my dresser is above and ac's looks like a larger version. each of us invested in danish teak dressers from the 50's/60's and are very happy with our purchases (and the prices). if you're in the market for mid-century originals modhaus is a must-visit. they do 90% of their business online but if you're in the area i really suggest a visit. they sell most of their pieces before they even have a chance to get online so it's worth calling them to set up a visit. i also picked up this cute little martz vase/pitcher. it's a good thing we live on a budget (and didn't have a huge van) or we may have come home with at least 5 more pieces. click here to shop modhaus' collection- be prepared, they're going to be one of those sources you'll bookmark and check all the time...


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Blogger Another Shade of Grey said...

I covet that dresser! Nice find.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous laurie said...

wow! so jealous -- beautiful pieces. ;)

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did you get that hot bear painting? LOVE IT!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


christina :)

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovin the bear painting! where did you get it?

12:55 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

it's a marci washington piece i got from the beholder: http://www.beholder-art.com/

d*s :)

1:04 PM  
Blogger holly said...

beautiful ... and so thrilling that you didn't need that blasted allen wrench! thanks for the tip!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous allison said...

i love the painting of the bears? who did it

3:58 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


see the comment two spaces above you ;)


3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your dresser! We got a similar one from Horseman Antiques in Brooklyn - it's great to have some quality furniture! What a nice find.
~ Emily

3:59 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


oh man, doesn't horseman scare you? adrienne directed me to them as well and i went by only to be terrified by that old man who works there. he kept glaring at me like i was going to break something. every time i would get close to something he'd make this noise like i was going to knock stuff over. ugh. (great selection though)


4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha! Very very true... one of those guys is usually plastered by 11 a.m. and kind of belligerent but if you're patient and in a good mood you can really find some amazing things. We bought a few pieces there and they are lovely. Good prices too. Just don't go after a hard day!
~ Emily

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful dresser! What a fabulous find.

2:04 AM  

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