For E Pike’s Arden Home, a new name and, hopefully, a new connection with the neighborhood

With its first incarnation shadowed by a controversy over interpretation of its longtime brand, Katie Largent is hoping for a better start for Arden Home.

“The change was really bigger than all of the controversy,” Largent said of the backlash that formed when Plantation Design — a Los Angeles-born provider of the botanical motifs, woven surfaces, and shutters of the plantation style of interior design — expanded to San Francisco and Seattle. Continue reading

New Pike/Pine design and furniture showroom finds Plantation name worked in LA, won’t work in Seattle

Looking out from the showroom that will not be Plantation Design (Image: CHS)

Looking out from the showroom that will not be Plantation Design (Image: CHS)

Times change. If Plantation Design was born in any other era than the late 1990s, it might be known as Midcentury Modern Design or Flat Pack Scandinavian Design. But the new furniture and design boutique that just opened in Capitol Hill’s Pike Motorworks development was born when Southern Californians were into the plantation look of botanical motifs, woven surfaces, and shutters, apparently.

“We’re a small business and we’re back where we have roots,” Katie Largent tells CHS.

She also says the work has begun on a branding change. Plantation Design worked for around 17 years in Los Angeles and another showroom in San Francisco. But in Seattle and with the current awareness around the Black Lives Matter movement, the name has brought online criticism and a change of heart. Continue reading

Loft 63 | Furniture Sale | Save 12% on Purchase of $299 or More – This Weekend!

Furniture Sale – This weekend at Loft 63! 12% off a purchase of $299 or more at full retail price! Sale includes custom made sofa’s and chairs, Made in USA, with full range of fabric options! Shop Loft 63’s wide selection of mid-century modern and contemporary furniture this weekend – “Spring” Into Savings!

Sale excludes original wall art and handcrafted floor lamp. Not valid with other discounts.

SALE: 12% off Purchase of $299 or More! Spring Into Savings at Loft 63!

We are offering 12% off a purchase of $299 or more at full retail price this weekend at Loft 63! It’s that simple – Sale runs Friday March 13th thru Sunday March 15th! Sale includes all 3 of our custom made mid-century designed furniture lines with fabric options – Made in USA!

Loft 63 focuses on smaller scale functional furniture that is mid-century modern and classic contemporary. Located at 1205 E Pike, just East of the Corner at 12th & Pike, Loft 63 is open 11am to 8pm Friday & Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

See store for full sale details. Excludes original wall art and handcrafted floor lamp. Sale discount of 12% applies to purchase of $299 or more at full retail price. Not valid with other discounts.

Loft 63 – Floor Sample Sale – Select Floor Samples Discounted!

Loft 63 is having a Floor Sample Sale Thursday Dec 11 thru Sunday Dec 14th! Select Floor Samples are deeply discounted. We are making room for a new line of furniture arriving on the showroom floor in early January. Stop by Loft 63 to browse the select floor samples which are deeply discounted! Big Savings! We also have lots of good holiday gift items, many of them handcrafted, some locally, including: Mugs etched in Oregon, Natural Soy Candles produced in Olympia, Picture Frames handcrafted in Portland, and a full line of Christmas Holiday Decor & Ornaments! Plus lots of local artwork at a range of prices. Stop in today to shop!