Category Archives: Modern Retailers

Modern Fans

Ceiling fans are always a topic of discussion when we tour homes with clients and one of the first things, along with light fixtures, to get changed out of homes to add a more modern aesthetic. Finding affordable options wasn’t always easy, but finding options with clean lines is easier today. One of our modern news and shopping feeds sent us this link at 2Modern. We thought they pulled together a nice assortment of options. So, stay cool as you stay cool in your home. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

AHBA After Hours | ProSource Supplies

img_6291ProSource Supplies hosted the Asheville Home Builders Association last night at their new modern showroom. Brandon Bryant of Red Tree Builders invited us along to check it out. {Thanks man!} If you haven’t been there make sure to stop by and see their vast selection of fixtures. The showroom is tucked in behind the new Ford dealership on Brevard Road and the sales people are super helpful. Cheers!prosource-01

Why Won’t Mid-Century Design Die?

06mid1-master768By Steven Kurutz of the NYTimes | Thank you Gary for sending us this article over the weekend. It was a fun little peek into the professional world of designers and trend-setters including this from John Edelman, “There are two pieces we’d have to have an apocalypse for them to be out of style: the Saarinen Tulip Table and the Eames lounge chair and ottoman. They’re authored. They have a story behind them.” No doubt you want to see the rest so just go here. Cheers!

Modern Monday

Introducing East Fork Pottery’s Gas Fired Wares

EW 03East Fork Pottery held their introduction kiln sale this past weekend to debut their hand crafted housewares produced from the new gas fired kiln they recently acquired. The Danish Modern inspired line balances earthiness with cool clean lines evoking a timeless simplicity that transcends fashion for grounded functionality. As with any quality, modern craft the pieces are beautifully rich under the principle of “less is more”. While remaining local they are, at the same time, universal. EW 02

Alex Matisse, founder, and John Vigeland, CFO, are the leaders of the pottery studio supported by apprentices Amanda and Connie. Their studio is several stone throws to the west of Mars Hill nestled in the rustic atmosphere that has inspired generations of local craft folks. You can make appointments for guided tours and to shop directly from their studio. Visit the East Fork Pottery website to find out more and assemble your own shopping list. Cheers!EW 01

Contrast | Black and White

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Prior to some meetings downtown I popped into the Blue Spiral. One of the current shows features a variety of their artists using works in Black and White only. Included were a couple of our team favorites such as artists Hoss Haley and George Peterson. Take a moment and stop in the next time you are near Biltmore Ave. Cheers!Blue Spiral 01


Dwellings CompI stopped by Dwellings yesterday while driving through Biltmore Village. Here are a few highlights of some of their contemporary furnishings within their design warehouse. Dwellings is open Wed-Sat from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from noon to 5pm. Stop by and browse their endless selection for something to warm up your nest this winter. Cheers!

Covet | Industrial Modern

1617667_257960871053152_367977811_oThere is nothing I like more than mid-century relics with a patina of rust or layers of paint. Items from the industrial 20th century seem to get my attention. Perhaps it’s a more manly or utilitarian version of modern. Delicate furnishings don’t last well in my domain. Industrial strength is a requirement. Thus, you find I store my t-shirts in old military filing cabinets and my kitchen cutting board sits atop a repurposed, 5o’s school projector cart.Covet

It is a popular style here and there are many places one can find it in Asheville. One of those is Covet’s booth at the Screen Door. From old lockers, manufacturing cabinets, laboratory equipment and old signage they have it covered. If you would like to keep up with their inventory stop by in person or like Covet’s Facebook page here. Have a great weekend. Cheers!1978527_257960377719868_940472229_o-1

Mid-Century Furniture Designers x 11

mid-century modern furnishings asheville home house real estateIn doing some online research for information on swiss architect, artist and designer Max Bill I came across this article and thought it was worth sharing to our audience. The article by Julia Millay Walsh gives a brief on 11 influential designers of last century whose furnishings are highly sought after today. So, take some time and enjoy this stroll through mid-century design history here. Cheers!

Asheville House

IMG_2420Kelly and I were touring some retreat property in Black Mountain with our yogi clients and thought we should stop in and see Lincoln today at the Asheville House in Black Mountain. If you haven’t been you should stop by soon. Or peruse their friendly new website here. After that get outside and enjoy some of that sunshine like we did. Cheers!IMG_2422

Mid-Century Modern Design 101

hermanmillerpopupThis article by Laura Fenton provides a great overview of the world of mid-century design in home furnishings. If you are both an enthusiast and a novice you’ll pick up a few things. It gives a nice historical overview while capturing its place in popular culture today. I know you will enjoy it. Go here to read. Cheers!

Splurge | Upcycled Goods and Furnishings

IMG_2303We recently stopped by to catch up with Robert Nicholas, Asheville’s King of Upcycling. We always enjoy a stroll through his shop. Robert has a distinctive eye for picking vintage objects and crafting light fixtures that defy conventional scale and textures. The same keen eye curates the shops collection of curiosities that creates a sense of discovery and fun for guests. No doubt — he is the master of his domain! So, stop by 37 Paynes Way soon and enjoy the adventure. Cheers!Splurge Comp

Dwellings | Warm Modern Furnishings

IMG_2298Kelly and I stopped into Dwellings today following our monthly partner lunch. We always enjoy visiting. With a warehouse big enough for roller skates one can browse endlessly through room vignettes of both rustic and modern furnishings for every room in your house. As always, they feature furnishings with clean lines and warm textures. So, if you are looking for modern furnishings you can cuddle up with or that wear like your favorite pair of slippers make it your next destination. Cool has never been so comfortable. Cheers!Comp