3 Stores Offer A Diverse Take On Design In The Pacific Northwest


A trio of stores across the Pacific Northwest, including Day Goods, Wilma and JAS Corner Store, offer differing viewpoints on home decor.

Store with fluted wood cabinets and tables showcasing home goods like cutting boards and dishware.

Photo: Michael Lang

Day Goods

With a long track record of incorporating custom pieces from artists and craftspeople into their residential designs, launching a home accessories store was a natural evolution for architecture firm Workaday Design, which has offices in Portland and Kalispell, Montana. That next step recently came to fruition with Day Goods, the firm’s new showroom space on Portland’s bustling east side.

“We see styling and furnishing as an extension of our process, so we wanted to create a retail space that shows our design ethos,” explains Workaday partner Lara White. Often fabricating their own furniture and casework for projects, the team plans to showcase examples of these alongside a carefully curated collection of wares by makers from the Northwest and beyond. “We hope visitors will take home some goods that bring them joy but also an appreciation for well-designed spaces and inspiration for their own personal built environments,” echoes Workaday’s Jason Stamp.

studio space filled with home furnishings, including side tables, ottomans and a wood magazine rack

Photo: Annie Brett


After moving to Portland from coastal Maine in 2009, collector and vintage clothing aficionado Annie Brett found herself filling her spare time with thrifting, trying to imbue her new place with furnishings and decor that reminded her of home. After a five-year stint working in vintage bridalwear, Brett made her side gig official and opened her own shop. Named for her great-grandmother, Wilma has taken many forms over the years, and the latest iteration in a light-filled studio in Portland’s burgeoning design district is its most expansive yet.

“I source mostly vintage—though sometimes contemporary—objects, art and furniture,” says Brett of the rotating collection of wares on view at Wilma. Brett also has plans to use the space for community events and pop-ups. “I want to provide something people aren’t able to find outside of my store, be it a piece they just can’t leave without or merely the feeling of being in the space,” she says.

home goods store displaying a green upholstered armchair, side table with lamps and hanging textiles

Photo: Brooke Fitts

JAS Corner Store

Since founding JAS Design Build in the early 1990s, husband-and-wife team Joe Schneider and Kim Clements have honed their expertise for crafting homes with character, where beauty and creativity exist in harmony with livability and functionality. Now, with the opening of JAS Corner Store in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, the team is bringing their love of tradition and craft to a new venture, creating a retail space where the firm’s unique design sensibility is on display and available to all.

“Objects in the Corner Store are things that inspire us in our own work and life,” Clements explains. Felted wool rugs from Sweden sit alongside vintage Danish furniture, handmade lampshades, antique hardware and knickknacks, and furniture and home goods designed and built in-house by JAS. She adds, “My hope is that when people visit, they will feel as though they have just stumbled into a cabinet of curiosities, encountering objects with stories and inviting a sense of discovery.”