I was actually on the hunt yesterday for this style of chair above (I’m stealing this photo from my friend Bess of Red Pop Shop). As I was searching through all the bad furniture posted on craigslist, I came across Artifact-Pittsburgh! It’s two sisters that live in Lawrenceville who take their flea market finds and give them a lovely make over! I’m not this handy so I think how they are re-styling furniture is great. A lot of us see potential in certain pieces but do not where to start and if this is the case, I’m sure they would help you out. Take a peek:
A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the studio of Cenzo Design. Jeff and Morgan were finishing up this piece you see right here. They wanted to show it to me before they delivered it to their client. I absolutely love sideboards and although this is very modern with simple lines there was a lot of small details that were added. I was given a tour and took a few photos of the items throughout their space. I honestly have no idea what some of these tools do but the furniture and home items they create are pretty amazing.
If you have a lot of love for mid-century modern decor and furniture, you have to check
out Who New if you haven’t already! They have an amazing collection of hard to find
items and probably things you never saw before. I could spend half the day in there and
even if you walk around once or twice, you are bound to find something new that you
missed the first time around.
While visiting Pittsburgh a couple years ago before I moved back, I made it a point to
check this store out. I had been hearing about the new things that were happening in
Lawrenceville and all the new shops that were making the neighborhood their home.
I have to admit, the New York Times article that ran in 2007 gave me that extra push
to go. Years before when I left Pittsburgh, it wasn’t all that great of a neighborhood and
there wasn’t too much happening except once a year with the Art All Night event.
You knew that it had so much potential but just wasn’t quite there yet.
When I walked into Who New, I instantly fell in love with the selection they had. It was
one of the places that inspired the idea to create the Steeltown Anthem site. I thought it
was so amazing that this furniture store actually existed in Pittsburgh. I had seen other
places like this but in other cities.
Now that I have moved back, I was waiting for the perfect time to post photos of this
place. We went over last weekend and Roger who is one of the owners let Kristy and
I take photos of whatever we wanted and was very welcoming to us.
I’m so excited to give you a sneak peek into the apartment of Shannon Y. who lives in the Regent Square area. After living in New York and working at NYU, Shannon decided to make her way back to Pittsburgh and left the big apple behind. She found this lovely one bedroom apartment and has given it her own touch of style.