We are showcasing people who buy Midcentury at our store. Clients have good-naturedly consented to pose. We will periodically post photographs of buyers with their "stuff" either in the store or in their homes. You'll see folks from Richmond-- The Fan, Oregon Hill, West End, Far West End, across the river, North Side, Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, Petersburg, and north to Fairfax and down Williamsburg and Norfolk way. Our faithful keep coming back to Metro Modern to talk, to look, to make comparisons with other sources and eventually to select a keeper for a special place in their home. Half the fun is knowing who gets what, where it's going and and why. We genuinely appreciate having repeat customers and we are happy to meet new ones. We thank you. All of YOU create our success.
Elinor Frisa and Tim Barney recently purchased a home in the Museum District and are in the process of adding pieces which will stamp the home as uniquely their own. They have chosen this Danish Poulsen style tier pendant,an early and very rare example to hang over their dining room table.
Earl Hanbury has bought many pieces at Metro Modern over the years. He also wanted these Toledo Style Stools because they were first of all purple, and even useful. He likes mixing pieces both practical and curious and they all have pride of place in his North Side home.
As architects and teachers of architecture at UVA Architecture School, both Pam Black Van Groll and Theo Van Groll find Arne Jacobsen's St. Catherine's Lounge Chairs beautifully streamlined and satisfyingly comfortable. The chairs will be placed in their Gordonsville home where Pam and Theo plan to do some seriously relaxed sitting and maybe some leisure reading.
After a small struggle and with the help of another person, Bruce McClelland was able to lift and showcase the monumental Santa Fe, New Mexico wall fiber weaving. Bruce bought the fiber art as an anniversary present for his wife, Cyd, who absolutely adored the weaving. They plan to showcase it in their Charlottesville home entrance hall.
After browsing and careful consideration, Beverly Smith decided she loved the clean, simple lines of the Bassett Gentleman's Dresser and the Stanley Walnut and Rosewood Credenza and wanted them for her own personal use. The credenza will fit nicely into her living room space and the dresser will give her much need storage in her South Side home.
Ted Elmore likes to take his time considering and choosing very specific pieces. He is attracted to and prefers furnishing his Fan Park Avenue home with rare or unusual mid century designers. The rare Eames Sea Foam Armchairs and early George Nelson shelving unit with pin legs were exactly right for his living room.
A long time client, Bob Eason absolutely loves Danish rosewood and has essentially furnished his Calabash, North Carolina home in Danish Mid Century Modern rosewood pieces. He's not sure where he'll place this Grete Jalk Rosewood Table, but he'll sort that out when he gets home.
When Jenesse Evertson came into Metro Modern, she was shopping for a pair of bar stools but she really fell in love with the Warren Platner Lounge Chairs. She thought the chairs were perfect for placement in her Stuart Avenue living room in the Fan. Her husband, Chris, agrees because the lounge chairs are beautiful, functional and comfortable.
Cate Bray found this Harvey Probber style sofa comfortable enough for lounging, relaxing and napping. Although she very much appreciated the sofa's hard wood construction she was also pleased that the sofa's clean, contemporary lines made excellent seating for her many guests who drop by her Fan home.
The Paul McCobb Planner Group desk and Italian Lucite & Chrome chair will be carefully placed in Matt Graham's beautifully edited home in the Fan. Matt has successfully blended antiques and mid century pieces to create a uniquely sophisticated environment which is both restful and welcoming.