After doing some searching on Craig’s List, I stumbled upon a store called Hipsteria that had several listings. To say I was excited would be putting it mildly. Hipsteria is located at 18 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC. They have some items listed on their website but there was more at the store, so I had to go.
welcome to Hipsteria
Hipsteria’s shop space is located downstairs in the Carter Building. Â It is surrounded by artist studios, which is another reason to stop and shop. The grand opening is this Saturday 2/14.Â The store will offer special discounts, hors d’oeuvres andÂ live Jazz.Â Â Email Benjamin at [email protected].
The shop’s owner, Benjamin Clark has this to say about his fantastic store,
Many people find mid-century furniture very confusing – not only the many different looks, but also the pricing – prices can vary widely for pieces that appear to be very similar. Our goal is to be a “safe haven” for mid-century shoppers – a place where someone can feel confident that whatever they select, it will be of good quality and priced fairly. You don’t have to be an expert to shop at Hipsteria, just someone who appreciates mid-century design…or who knows someone who does!
After visiting, I met Benjamin and learned that the store had only been there for about a month. Benjamin told me his favorite piece in the store right now is a Paul McCobb fold-down bar. He said he is partial to McCobb because he grew up in an apartment in New York filled with these kinds of pieces.
I settled on a Milo Baugham tufted ottoman covered in gold velvet which unfortunately has seen better days. I was in the market for an ottoman and this one has a storage compartment (for toys) and it is on casters so it will easily roll around the room to be used as an ottoman and as extra seating or a soft coffee table that my little one can bump her head on and keep on moving.
Benjamin carried my ottoman out to my car, loaded it in and we shook hands and I said I would be back. He has old records and big stack of art and design books that I didn’t even look through yet.
This is a really special piece, a Milo Baugham settee with a rosewood shell, wowsers
Heywood Wakefield cocktail table
Chrome and glass end tables, made in Italy
Heywood Wakefield dining set
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