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.
Jeff Moten and his wife, Stephanie, have very eclectic tastes. They both like mid century modern furnishings but also like the whimsical and fun such as the artisan Santa Fe, New Mexico copper and crystal mobile. Jeff plans to hang the mobile on extended copper wire in an area of their Short Pump home which has 20+ foot ceiling.
Courtney and Scott Jamison love hunting for treasures. They are slowly seeking mid century furniture for their Blacksburg, Virginia mid century home and were thrilled to find this Danish teak shelving unit. They were even more thrilled when it actually fit into their Jetta Volkswagen for the trip home.
Barbara Kruh selected these Charles Eames Fiberglass Side Chairs to surround a Saarinen Tulip Dining Table in her Williamsburg home. The Eames chairs' spare, slender legs allow both the chairs and table to be seen at their best. Barbara thinks it's a wonderful marriage of utility and aesthetic!
In town for Beth and Brian Chapman's wedding, long time Metro Modern owners Brodi Rich--now in Boston and Patrick Meeley--now in LA-- stopped in to visit and stand still long enough for Craig Coles to create a Metro Modern moment.
Shane and Mel O'Brien own Hepcat Restorations in Elk Grove, California. One of their passions is collecting and restoring Carlo paintings. When they bought this unusual lit pair from Metro Modern, their collection grew to 85 pieces. Their collection is displayed throughout their home. Check out their website: hepcatrestorations.com and take a look at the many Carlos they own in a variety of interesting frames.
With very active daughters Julie Ann and Elizabeth, a busy home life and J. Eckstein Law practice, Julie and her husband Howard decided to remodel their master bath and add some calm and glamour with a few carefully edited pieces. Julie added a Le Klint Pendant and a extravagant vanity chair to create a new elegant space in her Mechanicsville home.
Jessica Johnson came in several times to look at the Venetian Flower Chandelier. When she purchased a new home, she finally had the impetus to negotiate a better price and to buy the chandelier. She thinks it will look fabulous in her new Museum District home.
The signature red fabric on the Florence Knoll Sofa attracted Lisa and Peter Hahn first. They wanted a large punch of color around other neutrals in their living room. They are also inspired and pleased with the strong, fluid lines of Knoll's classic sofa design. Peter is quite tall and he is especially pleased the sofa is long enough for him to have somewhere to relax in their Fan home.
Ann and Alexander Macaulay were attracted to Charlie Cheske's painting Per Grandfather's Instructions because it depicts modern American life at its most energetic manufacturing age. The Macaulays will hang the painting in their West End home. Their daughter, Alexa, just thinks the colors are great and the subject matter curious.
This Danish teak Gentleman's Dresser is just what Rachel and Keith Stanley needed in their bedroom for storage in their Richmond home. The dresser has a door on the left with shelf space and five pull out drawers on the right for organizing clothing. Rachel especially liked the dresser because it doesn't take up a lot of floor space.