Whether you’re searching for something specific or looking to be surprised, these stores are here to help.

 


Antiques on Pierce

Pierce St.

VIBE: Three spacious floors house hundreds of vendors showcasing their wares, so allow time to hunt.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR: That one-of-a-kind piece you didn’t know you needed. From antique hutches and landscape paintings by Wisconsin artists to vintage jewelry and nostalgic odds and ends, there are treasures to be found here. The third level is devoted to Asian antiques, so it’s especially worth a visit if you have a taste for the exotic.

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Photo by Stephanie Koppa


Curated Home  Decor

N112 W15800 Mequon Rd., Germantown

VIBE: Owner Melanie Devorkin (pictured) scours estate sales, antique stores and flea markets to merchandise the warehouse-esque space, where styled vignettes inspire shoppers to smartly accessorize their homes with antique finds.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR: If you’d like to add a vintage accessory or two to your decor, but would prefer to streamline the search, here Devorkin has done the work for you. Choose from a wide array of statement pieces, from a vintage horse bust statue to a 19th-century mounted ox cart wheel.

Photo courtesy of Curated Home Decor


Restoration Hardware Outlet

224 E. Chicago St.

VIBE: A true outlet experience, the layout is a bit haphazard and unorganized, but inventory is anything but lacking.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR: If you love the lived-in, coastal-cool look Restoration Hardware is best known for, but can’t quite swing the brand’s suggested retail prices, here you’ll find steeply discounted furniture, linens, area rugs and more. Located within a former warehouse space in the Third Ward, the outlet occasionally runs an additional 40% off promotion, so watch for that, too.


The Workroom

4508 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood

VIBE: Inviting textures and bright colors populate this airy storefront and interior design studio.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR: Rugs of all sizes, colors and textures, and for every budget. As an official Dash & Albert retailer, the store stocks dozens of rug samples, so you can touch and feel the product before purchasing. Our versatile favorites are the Grant black/brown woven cotton rug ($458 for an 8-by-10) and the Numa charcoal hand-knotted rug ($2,384 for an 8-by-10).

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Photo courtesy of Workroom


Warren Barnett Interiors

14755 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield

VIBE: The elegantly appointed showroom exudes an art gallery-like feel, with one-of-a-kind artwork complementing an impressive selection of high-end furniture.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR: The focus here is on quality, so enter knowing you’ll come across investment pieces crafted to last decades. Most furniture, from upholstered sofas and sectionals to dining room tables, is custom made, so in-house interior designers are on hand to offer their assistance. Our favorite statement piece is the Hickory White Cole dining table, shown above.


Vintage Barn Chicks

N47 W28270 Lynndale Rd., Pewaukee

VIBE: Inviting textures and bright colors populate this airy storefront and interior design studio.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR: Rugs of all sizes, colors and textures, and for every budget. As an official Dash & Albert retailer, the store stocks dozens of rug samples, so you can touch and feel the product before purchasing. Our versatile favorites are the Grant black/brown woven cotton rug ($458 for an 8-by-10) and the Numa charcoal hand-knotted rug ($2,384 for an 8-by-10).

Photo courtesy of Vintage Barn Chicks


Local Resource

Terra Domus Tile

WHAT: Custom tile installations and handmade tiles

WHERE: Hide House Creative Complex in Bay View (2612 S. Greeley St., Suite 123); or visit them online at tddesigngroup.com. Looking to make a room more interesting? Terra Domus’ tiles have a slightly rough hewn appearance that can add an artisanal touch to any backsplash or bathroom.

– Carole Nicksin


More 2019 Home & Design Guide


The “Homes Guide” appears in the October 2019  issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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