Photo Credit: @mojofotoco
My name is Sam and I am a retrophile.
Originally from the PNW, I run on coffee and nostalgia. I get to rescue, repair and refinish vintage furniture and decor for a living! If I didn't have my shop, my house would be crammed full of all of the treasures that I sell. This way, I get to keep my sanity, my marriage and make a living!
My Grandma Shirley's Mid Century Modern home with olive green, striped, velvet wallpaper and gold shag carpet was my favorite place in the world. I felt safe and cozy there, and I try to recreate that feeling in my home and in my shop. Because of this, my style is a marriage of Mid Century Modern mixed with a boho vibe. It's eclectic, because I have a soft spot for all vintage, so there is no telling what you will find when you stop in to my shop! You will most definitely find vintage coffee mugs because I can't keep them all! Also, because of my plant mom status, you will also find vintage planters, plant stands and fun pieces to use for rock trays and base trays. I scour thrift shops to find the coolest, retro treasures so you don't have to! My furniture is lovingly refinished and ready for a new home.
I truly love what I do and admire the workmanship that originally went into these vintage and antique pieces that I refurbish. I try to honor that by listening to the pieces as they let me know what they want to become.
My workshop is currently in Chesapeake, VA and my pieces can be found in my curated shop inside The Industrial Cottage at 2500 B Church St. Norfolk,VA.