modhaus + recent aquisitions

by Grace Bonney


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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