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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!

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

MODERN MIXER | Dwellings

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 10.54.19 AMA quick reminder that its time for another Modern Mixer. Join Kelly, myself and the visionary team at Dwellings, a Modern Collective member, this Wednesday evening the 13th from 5 to 7pm. Consort with fellow modern lovers, designers, builders and home owners. Lights snacks, beer, wine provided per usual. Resistance is futile! Which means we will see you there. Cheers! Kelly and TroyDwelling Comp

Feel free to sign up on our Events Page or just show up. If you see this you are invited!


Dwellings | Inspired Home

I visited with Chris at Dwellings over the weekend to see what modern and eclectic furnishings he had in his current warehouse showroom. One of the items I discovered was a cool, sleeper sofa shown in bottom left photo. I know many folks, including myself, struggle to find one that is modern, comfortable and affordable. This one looks good. There is still an assortment of items that combine mid-century elements with rustic finishes — perfect for Asheville. Chris says he has new containers coming next month so be sure to stop by this winter. For hours and location click here.Dwellings Comp

Timeless Furnishings at Dwellings

I stopped in today to see our pals at Dwellings prior to putting out some new real estate signs. I always enjoy the sense of discovery while shopping there. The roller skating size warehouse offers a timeless blend of imported, industrial and rustic furnishings contrasted with super clean and soft upholstery. Throw in some found objects and curiosities and call your home furnished. BAM! Dwelling Comps

As far as modern furnishings are concerned their mix offers both rustic and polished looks that are masculine, but with a soft, comfortable finish. You know the type — so strong that you can’t hurt it, but you can still cuddle up to it and take it home to mother — total marriage material. Go check out the ever changing inventory!


Modern spins French Industrial in Biltmore Park

Chris McMillan, owner of Dwellings in Biltmore Village, has opened a second location in Biltmore Park.   The 1700sqft storefront will include everything from upholstered furniture, large display pieces from India, home decor accessories and will soon have a dedicated lighting section.  Stylistically, Chris has taken a more traditional spin on modern.  He maintains a very neutral palette of whites, charcoals and metals, but throws in some traditional French inspired shapes to create a clean and comfortable look to interior styling.  


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Dwellings is an eclectic home furnishings store in Biltmore Station, along the river’s edge of Biltmore Village.  Owner, Chris McMillan, has been growing and nurturing his business for six years, having spent 20 years employed in the furniture business.  He expresses the style of his shop as “Soft Modern”.

When Dwellings first opened it featured smaller gift products.  After Chris started importing display pieces from India, the shop quickly evolved into a one-of-a-kind furniture showroom displaying upholstered furniture, modern lamps, industrial finds, large-scale graphic art and the original, hand-made display pieces manufactured in India.


It is apparent upon entering Dwellings that Chris has an eye for creating rooms that are both modern and fresh, yet reflect history and warmth.  The space feels more like a home than a retail shop with pieces that Chris has meticulously collected for the past several years.  Whether it is a simple sectional to anchor a living space, a 100 year-old industrial cart for coffee service, art books or your Doc Martin boots, it is a experience of discovery.  So, when you want to add comfort and a timeless quality to your new, modern condominium or a clean modern style to your craftsman home…his selection works. 

Recent Projects: Market Club and Tessier Assocs. Office at Capital Center in downtown Asheville.design1

Offerings and Services:  design services, free-local delivery, friendly customer service, great shopping environment and complete mix of products including custom upholstery.

What make Dwellings unique:  one-of-a-kind pieces – both new and old, custom designed and hand-made furnishings from India.  (text and photos by Troy Winterrowd)