The folks behind vintage furniture and design brand Homestead Seattle have been growing all sorts of things. Their design shop is about to grow into a larger, much more prominent space. And, Sunday, the new Homestead Seattle Plant Shop will blossom on E Olive St near 23rd Ave.
“We’ve definitely seen more apartment gardening,” Ryan Tansey tells CHS about some of the trends at play behind the new shop at 2202 E Olive St. “People who are moving to the hill are less likely to have a yard to work with,” Tansey said. “And I’ve also heard from some people that because many people are having kids later, having plants around is another way to have something to nurture and grow.”
Another option? Grow your design and furniture business. While Michele Tansey is reportedly the green thumb in the company, the husband and wife partners have worked together to grow Homestead into a new phase with a big move into the space at E Pine and Summit left behind by the March exit of Public Bikes.
“We’ve been expanding our inventory of vintage furniture but we’ve also added in more home goods and most recently we’ve been focusing on vintage rugs,” Ryan said. “We’ve outgrown our tiny shop and seeing the public bikes space open up was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”
In winter 2014, CHS reported on the arrival of Homestead in Pike/Pine at 411 E Pine in the old Gamma Ray Games location. A little more than two years later, they’ll be moving into a much larger space to showcase their antique and vintage interior design business. You’ll also, of course, find a few plants.
Homestead Seattle is planned to open at 501 E Pine by the end of the month. Homestead Seattle Plant Shop celebrates its grand opening Sunday at 2202 E Olive St. You can learn more at homesteadseattle.com.