1. The Workroom
4508 N. OAKLAND AVE.
Who knew that a chartreuse door could pop so beautifully against navy blue paint? Apparently, the owners of The Workroom, who stock their colorful Shorewood store with Farrow & Ball paints and intricately detailed wallpapers in addition to a well-curated collection of contemporary home goods. (We’re obsessed with the linen pillows they source from Missoni!) They also take on custom design projects, including window treatments.
13408 WATERTOWN PLANK RD., ELM GROVE
The Elm Grove-based consignment shop The Ottoman Society neatly sums up its reason for being: “We recycle beautiful things.” Sometimes those beautiful things are antiques. More often, they’re more recently made, gently loved pieces of furniture with unique details. These items are reasonably priced from the get-go and become more and more affordable as time passes – each piece is regularly marked down until it sells.
3. BC Modern
908 S. FIFTH ST.
For midcentury (as well as late 20th-century) furniture, check out BC Modern. The Walker’s Point boutique stocks a wide selection of fun and funky furnishings and decor items. But before you stop by, take note: This store is only open the last weekend of every month.
W63 N646 WASHINGTON AVE.
Since 2014, Emily Wellskopf and Becky Floyd have been selling both new and vintage furniture and home goods out of their Cedarburg boutique Birchwood Wells. Now, they’ve brought their farmhouse aesthetic to a second store in Delafield (719 N. Genesee St.). Many of the pieces in both locations are refurbished by the owners themselves.