The Pacific Northwest continues to attract top design boutiques. Here, we preview three new stylish emporiums.
Salt House Mercantile (119 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; 2812 E. Madison St., Seattle), shown above, is focused on the power of locally made goods–carrying gifts, small-batch foods and unique housewares from such brands as Handmade La Conner and Kata Golda. “We have enjoyed building strong partnerships and focus heavily on local offerings as well as American legacy and craft-oriented brands,” says Cathy Edens, business manager and buyer for the company. Last year’s pivot away from the manufacturing of goods has turned Seattle’s Stock & Pantry (313 E. Pine St.) into a full-fledged decor and design shop. Brought to life by building firm Hammer & Hand, the look of the shop was imagined by owner Sasha Clark during travels to New York, Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Leaning Nordic in aesthetic and ethos, the bold, efficient design features sleek lines and high contrast. The space is outfitted with carefully curated goods: art books from Assouline in New York, framed art from Copenhagen, textiles from Norway and cookware by Japanese brand Nobuho Miya. In her Vancouver boutique, Curated Home by Chrissy & Co. (1637 W. Third Ave.), owner Chrissy Cottrell selects pieces from her travels to Paris, Italy, New York, India and beyond to curate a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind aesthetic. “We are all about timeless elegance, old-world charm with a bit of contemporary influence,” she says. “We like to think of Curated Home as a touch of Paris in Vancouver.” With more than 100 European velvets, leathers and mohairs in the showroom, to describe her work as custom is an understatement. For Cottrell, there is no detail too small or ask too big, making the space “a resource for those who are seeking something truly exceptional,” she says.