modhaus + recent aquisitions

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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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  1. Another Shade of Grey says:

    I covet that dresser! Nice find.

  2. laurie says:

    wow! so jealous — beautiful pieces. ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

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

  4. Anonymous says:

    LOVE IT!

    christina :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Howdy,
    lovin the bear painting! where did you get it?
    thanks,
    joel

  6. design*sponge says:

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

    d*s :)

  7. holly says:

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

  8. allison says:

    i love the painting of the bears? who did it

  9. design*sponge says:

    allison

    see the comment two spaces above you ;)

    d*s

  10. Anonymous says:

    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

  11. design*sponge says:

    emily

    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)

    d*s

  12. Anonymous says:

    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

  13. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful dresser! What a fabulous find.

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