To get their Asheville, NC showroom up and running, Megan and Todd Walsh made some major sacrifices. They put not only their heart and soul into the business, but had to use nearly their entire personal collection of mid-century furniture as inventory. Everything went up for sale at the shop. And by everything, I mean everything. “We were so focused on our shop succeeding that we literally had a bed and a few formica-top dressers that were in rough shape,” the couple tells us. For a while they lived this way, but as the showroom’s name and reputation grew, the pair grew frustrated with their living situation. They wanted to settle in somewhere new, and make a space theirs. Then one day a fabulous new home dropped right into their laps.
While at a pal’s garage sale, Megan realized the friend was thinking of moving. Intrigued, she asked for a tour of the home and immediately fell in love. Its abundance of natural light and mid-century design were perfect for her and Todd. “If only we could live in this house,” Megan thought. What a dream it’d be to finally bring home their personal pieces from the shop and craft a space for themselves. Sure enough, a bit later, the homeowners did in fact move. They remembered Megan’s giddiness for their home, too, and she and Todd got the first crack at renting the beauty.
Upon moving in, Megan and Todd stripped the space to give themselves a blank slate to work with, and they’ve since filled each room with all-things 1950s. Colorful furniture and examples of their shop’s reupholstery work hang out here and there, and an enviable collection of Persian rugs warms many of the home’s square feet. While most of the pieces were picked up at flea markets and thrift shops, the occasional item came out of the garbage! You’d never know, though, thanks to these homeowners’ keen eyes. Their knack for mi hues, ability to up-cycle, and boldness have made this brilliant space a memorable one. Click through to take a look. Enjoy! —