So if you follow us on facebook, you already know we stayed at the Ace Hotel on our weekend trip to Portland. The entire hotel is a lesson in vintage minimalism decor. Check out the amazing lobby – layering vintage rugs, terrariums, hotel in vintage letters…
They have a true black and white photobooth. We couldn’t resist so yes we did this on 2 different days.
I honestly felt like I was staying in a hotel in 1920. I mean they still use real keys. It’s crazy awesome. We got one of the larger rooms, but it is still small. The art installation on the wall is a diagram about pushing off the wall while swimming. They sell the Pendleton Elk blanket which is totally awesome, but we weren’t about to drop $360 on it. (If only we won the Oregon lottery - Nick is obsessed with their logo.)
So we headed out to do some antiquing because that’s what we always do. Antiquing on the west coast is a completely different experience than good ol’ Texas. There is a huge selection of mid century modern items. Our first stop was The Good Mod. Besides the people being not so friendly (read: did not say 2 words to us even though we were there for 45 min), the selection was amazing.
It’s basically a warehouse full of
awesomeness mid century, danish and industrial furniture.
They make these awesome coffee tables in house. I would love to have 1 in the formal living. They are gorgeous. The prices vary, but you can shop all their stock online here. (See I told you their stock was amazing.)
I definitely wanted to take this MCM credenza home with me, but it was $1680. It’s more expensive in their online shop. Of course I could totally see it lacquered and stained in the formal dining. They know what they have, and it’s in good condition so it’s a great resource when you are looking for a specific piece. Also if you are in the Portland area, stop by. It was totally worth it.
They had like 3 Eames loungers. They were knockoffs, but seriously 3??? Come on West Coast share some with the South.
These chairs had such an interesting shape. If I lived in PDX, I would have bought them even though I don’t need any chairs. (Seriously I don’t. need. any. random. chairs.)
I saw credenza. It was $850 which I thought was a great price. I was actually a little mopey the rest of the day because I wanted to take this guy home. I know I’ve said that like 4 times this post, but it’s true. I considered moving to Portland to justify everything. Seems a bit rash though. However there is no sales tax so good argument Portland.
Apizza Scholls did not disappoint in case you were wondering. Wish I had a picture but we waited 2.5 hours, so once we got our pizza it was pretty much devoured within a few seconds.