Posted on January 05, 2017 by Michele Tansey | 0 Comments

So, it's finally time. 

We don't have the threat of drywall dust covering everything at any moment. We don't have to move our belongings from room to room so contractors can finish their never-ending work. Today is the day that all of our things can find homes and we can figure out the best way to use each room in our house. Hallelujah. It's been over a year. I think I need a drink. Maybe two.

No better place to start than this awkward space. It used to look like this before the fire. Yep, a real fire. It destroyed our second story. Old wiring + attic insulation, not a good mix.

Those chairs. I will mourn you forever.

Now it looks like this.

What is this room? 

One day that angled wall with one sad skylight will have a whole row of skylights and this will be my indoor greenhouse. (How Seattle of me.)

As is, it's an unused space where the cats eat. The only usable-for-human things in here are a secretary desk and my favorite plaid chair. 

When I set up the room like this I had the best intentions of doing work here in this light-filled plant heaven.  

Reality: Why would I do work here when just a few feet away is my bed... covered in pets? I can do everything I could at that desk but better with three sleeping creatures next to me. 

Sorry little desk, it's not you - it's me.

So the desk has to go. And maybe the portraits. Don't worry, I'm sure we can find them a better home. The plants can stay. Actually they can multiply. More plants and pictures of plants everywhere please.

What to do, what to do? 
We need a place to sit upstairs where we can eat, drink and be together in silence on our laptops (wedded bliss). That place is not the bed. Gotta get off this bed. Damn you, pets. 

We need a table. With two chairs. Let's start there. 

I have a marble French bistro table with a cast iron base similar to this guy.I was going to use it on our deck but whatever, it just got upgraded. So great, done and done. 


I have a pair of vintage dark bamboo chairs (similar to this one) that I've been waiting to reupholster until I find them the right home. I looked for more inspiration pictures on pinterest but my god, everyone is painting their bamboo chairs crazy colors. STOP THAT. STOP THAT RIGHT NOW. I guess I understand the look but it's not for me.

Or maybe I should go with the expected Tolix chairs. I do have a set of six in silver. I mean, if they're good enough for the Eiffel Tower. 

Ghost cat.

Mid Century Kodawood gems for contrast? In plaid of course.

I guess if we plan on sitting there for long periods of time we might want leather wingbacks.

I can't believe I sold these wingbacks. Why? 

Too many options. I'm working on it today. I'll let you know how it goes. 

Here's hoping that I can make this weird hall feel like an outdoor patio. In Europe. With tons of plants. Plants, marble, plaid, leather, cheese and baguettes.



Posted on October 30, 2014 by Homestead Staff | 0 Comments


Hello, wonderful folks and readers of our blog!

We're gonna keep this month's showroom tour post short and sweet because it's long overdue and we're already working on a new one!

We're open every day by appointment. If you're in Seattle give us a call or email to set up a time to come by.

Enjoy the tour!


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Posted on September 05, 2014 by Homestead Staff | 0 Comments


Hey guys! 

How is it September already!? 

And how did we completely miss our August showroom tour? Summer has just been that good in Seattle. We're not ready for it to be over yet (dear lord please don't let summer be over yet). 

At least we're starting this month off right with a shop full of new pieces and a damn fine looking showroom. We decided to get a little weird with our art and keep the furniture heavy on the Mid Century Modern side of things. It's pretty fly stuff, you guys.

Not shown: a back room full of MCM dressers and shelving. All currently being photographed and it's all getting added to the shop tonight. No waiting. Well ok, a brief amount of waiting. Come on, a little waiting never hurt anyone.

Seattle customers, we'll be around all weekend by appointment. Stop by and say hello!

Everyone else, enjoy the tour! 


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Posted on July 23, 2014 by Homestead Staff | 0 Comments


How's everyone's summer going!?

I don't want to brag, buuut ours has been pretty perfect in the PNW. Although, today Seattle decided to take a break from the exceptional weather we've been having for A LOT of rain and a reason to hunker down and get some work done. (July's showroom tour will be posted!) 

Ryan snapped these shots on Saturday morning and the shop has already changed so much. The drafting table and Umanoff style stools were shipped to Minnesota and California respectively. The dark Stanley dresser and woven trunk both relocated to new Seattle homes. And we've been buying and selling art like crazy, you guys! No complaints over here.

You may be thinking to yourself, what's left for my house? Luckily we'll be spending the next couple of days photographing new product and stocking up the website. The physical shop will be back up and running this weekend. You should definitely schedule and appointment to stop by and see our new goods if you're in the area.

For all of our non-Seattle friends, we can ship anything. Anywhere. So, if you see something you like, let us know and we'll get you a quote.  

Thanks again for being you and enjoy the tour!

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Posted on June 18, 2014 by Homestead Staff | 0 Comments


Happy Wednesday, everyone! 

How is it June already? This year seems to be flying by. 

Things are coming up Chesterfield in the shop right now. We're stoked to have a pair of green leather camelbacks and that cordovan beauty is an original from England. Bad. Ass.

We're also heavy on Mid Century dining sets and side tables (because they're awesome, that's why). But the real star of the show is the set of four chrome and navy naugahyde dining chairs that we just got back from the upholsterer. They need to go live in a very cool home. They're incredible.

We're closing up shop this weekend for a much needed camping trip but we'll be back in business Monday morning, and you should stop by and say hello. If you're not in Seattle, here's your chance to check out the shop. Let us know if you have any questions or see anything you like.

On that note, have a great weekend and enjoy the tour!

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Posted on May 20, 2014 by Homestead Staff | 0 Comments


Hello, hello!

Seattle summer is finally upon us and the shop is filled with great new product. We could not be happier.

Everything from the tour will be available online this week. If you're in Seattle you should definitely swing by and take a look at the showroom in person, we're available by appointment every day.

Enjoy the tour and as always, let us know if you have any questions or see anything you like. 

Thanks again for being such great customers and fans!

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Posted on April 04, 2014 by Homestead Staff | 0 Comments


Happy spring!

It's a new month and time for a new showroom tour. Our sofa game is strong right now and the rugs, oh the rugs. It's all so good.

As always, let us know if you see anything you like and enjoy the tour!

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