Kristen Rivoli: Vintage Furniture Shopping in Boston

July 16, 2013

One of my favorite things to do is go furniture shopping at a vintage furniture store. There are so many amazing discoveries to be made and when the right piece is found to fill in the rest of the room, it’s like finding a long lost friend.

Locally, I like to go to Reside in Cambridge where I have found fantastic pieces for my clients, like in the following images of a midtown Manhattan apartment I designed:

I found the Wakefield sideboard, rosewood dining table & side chairs at Reside…oh, and the fantastic string lamp. 

The Paul Mc Cobb desk & chair were found at Reside, too.

Mixing these vintage pieces with new and exisitng furniture gives a home a very lived in, “always been there” feeling. It doesn’t have a staged or overly styled look to it.

I love working with Pamela Watts and her talented staff, they are so knowledgeable about the provenance of their pieces and their value. I was at Reside recently searching for some pieces for a new client and I think I’ve found some gems. I’ll be sending my clients over to check them out so they can see them in person.

Here’s a sampling of what I saw on my last visit, and remember when you go, these pieces sell quickly so don’t linger over your decision for too long or you’ll regret it.

Photos by Kristen Rivoli

Reside is located in Cambridge, between Fresh Pond and Harvard Square at 266 Concord Ave. Tell them I sent you!

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