Friday, February 6, 2009

revival home and garden

Seattle's Georgetown certainly has lots to offer, but in this budding, non-yuppie industrial neighborhood, Revival Home and Garden is a must-see. This shop offers traditional and trendy statement furniture pieces and accessories for almost any budget.

With so many wonderful ideas and delights for the design eye, and such a light happy feel about the store, Revival is sure to provide substantial retail therapy. A stop here needs to be at the top of your to do list this month. Heck, take an entire Saturday afternoon to enjoy what Georgetown has to offer. Start with a late breakfast at the edgy, but scrumptious Smartypants. Take a browse through the LP's and comics at Georgetown Records. Enjoy a, early afternoon beer at Jules Maes. Make sure to spend some time in Great Stuff where you will find an amazing array of quirky antiques and found objects, before you land at Revival, right next door.

Revival and Great Stuff were both written up in last November's Domino by their girl about town, Rita Konig. Konig was spot on with her Seattle neighborhood picks including such local establishments as Watson Kennedy, Red Ticking, and Maison Luxe (no longer on 1st Ave downtown, but online or in their Pioneer Square showroom). Even though Domino mag is closing, their website will still be up for a couple of weeks, giving its loyal readers a chance to pull down their deco files and absorb as much of its greatness as we can, before saying goodbye.

Speaking of Domino, I am not the only one sad to see it go. Through Revival's design blog , authored by owner Leah Steen, I found out about a blog created just for its mourners, appropriately titled, We Love Domino. I can only hope that perhaps this effort will successfully contribute to the world's refusal to let Domino go down! On that note, happy shopping and decorating to you this weekend. I'll see you again soon to reveal photos from my redesign at home!