Shopping the Indies on 1st took Amy from Sassafras and I to six independent shops in the historic neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle. I wrote previously about the Federal Army & Navy Surplus, Sell Your Sole Consignment, Endless Knot, and KUHLMAN. Today my thoughts turn to Reclaim Decor.
Maggie from Blue Hour Photography hung out with us that day and captured all the fun. All the photos in my posts about the Indies on 1st are her work.
Reclaim Decor is the only place we visited that isn’t fashion-focused. They are, however, focused on quality, sustainably made products. This means their items are built by people paid living wages, made of materials that are least harmful to the environment. If that weren’t enough, they offer their customers a level of service that has become rare.
Customizable, Sustainably Made Furniture
Catherine and Leland are the mother and son team who own and operate Reclaim Decor. They are experts in their field and are eager to help customers find pieces that express their unique tastes, pieces that will last 10 to 20 years.
Many of their items are customizable and built in North America, so lead times are shorter than stores with products built overseas. When I spoke with Catherine about some of their furniture pieces, she showed me a slipcovered couch that looked anything but slipcovered. The upholstery zips on and off, creating a perfect fit around the cushions and frame. Catherine said this makes the couch easy to clean and easy to change if a customer goes a different direction with their aesthetic.
In the photo below, she had just shared about the customizable chairs and stools nearby. The binder sitting on the table between us is filled with swatches so the customer can choose different configurations.
This isn’t the first time I’ve experienced Catherine and Leland’s hospitality. When Hubby and I first moved downtown, we stopped in to look at some unique lamps they carry. Leland helped us find the perfect lamp for Hubby’s office, similar to one of the ones pictured on the shelves in the photo below.
Home Accents and Holiday Gift Ideas
Lamps are just some of the home accessories Reclaim Decor offers. They have a nice selection of locally made body products, kitchen tools, rugs, and throw pillows. The smaller items make great Seattle souvenirs and/or delightful holiday gifts.
The first thing Amy and I did was sort through the candles on the shelves. Before we left the store, Amy had purchased a Christmas gift for someone.
The little pepper grinders were a favorite of mine, especially the one shaped like the Space Needle.
Everywhere we looked there were little touches that make a home Home. From throw pillows to fun lamps to adorable ceramic planters, like the rhino pictured below.
I also loved the little giraffes.
Beyond furniture and home accessories, Catherine and Leland feature art created by local artists like Brooke Westlund. In fact, on Saturday, November 25th, they’re offering 25% off all their Brooke Westlund pieces.
Artwork isn’t the only item going on sale at Reclaim Decor. From now until December 4th, you can get 15% all EQ3 furniture. From January 4th, they’re offering a 20% savings on Greenington Bamboo Savings. And their Black Friday sale, which runs until November 28th, offers 10% off on Himolla furnishings, with a free leather upgrade.
Giving Back Through Belltown Unites
As mentioned in my previous posts about the Indies on 1st, all six of these shops, along with a few others, have formed a partnership called Belltown Unites. Reclaim Decor is no exception. They have joined up with Belltown Unites.
For the hardest part of winter, Reclaim and the others are participating in a donation campaign with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to provide hats and scarves to the 6000 people living in Seattle without a home.
From November 25 through January 25, customers can visit Reclaim Decor and participate in this campaign. For more information about how you can contribute, contact the team via email or phone. Information listed below.
Reclaim Decor is located at 2123 1st Avenue in Seattle. Their website is both an excellent resource on the items they carry and they offer an online shop there. To contact them by phone, dial 206-632-3636.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
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