You can embark on a journey across the country to find antique furniture and vintage wares for your home, or you can simply walk down the street and score the decor of your dreams. It’s up to you. But if you’re game for locating that perfect piece of furniture without the endless search, stop by one of the Detroit-area shops listed below.
Xavier’s
2546 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 964-1222
www.x20th.com

Located in Corktown, Xavier’s is the place to find the perfect finishing touch to add some style to your abode. Here is where you will find that special piece that doesn’t just call, it screams your name. Specialized in art deco and mid-century modern furnishings, this antique shop contains a treasure trove of ultra chic decorative items and standout pieces that will really add a distinct touch to your home. There are unique pieces that cannot be found elsewhere, plus extensive collections of vintage lunch boxes and all sorts of Barbie dolls, complete with her vintage accouterments.

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Vertu
514 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-6050
www.vertumodern.com

Vertu is the go-to place for mid-century modern finds. If it’s a banquette or buffet table you’re looking for, you’ll most likely discover it here. Well-designed chairs, with unusual lines that curve just so, abound, as do interesting lamps that create the perfect glow when placed on that corner table in your living room. The ceramic object d’art you’ve been searching for forever is likely here. As an added bonus, Vertu is well stocked with albums on display, waiting for you to take them home. After all, what’s a home without music!

Fred’s Unique Furniture & Antiques
14091 E. 8 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 776-7100
www.fredsuniquefurniture.smugmug.com

Just about anything you are searching for can be found at Fred’s Unique Furniture & Antiques. It is an emporium filled to the brim with unusual wares and furniture. It may take some digging, but prowl around for a while and it’s virtually a guarantee you’ll find something that catches your eye. Half of the fun is unearthing that perfect bar set or dining table that just can’t be found anywhere else.

RePurpose Shop
5930 Commerce Drive
Westland, MI 48185
(248) 735-0500
www.repurposeshop.com

Cari Cucksey, of HGTV show “Cash & Cari,” scours neglected nooks and crannies to find pieces that she can rehab and then sell (to you) at her boutique – RePurpose Shop. Cucksey selects antiques and vintage goods and takes them to a new level, transforming these objects into contemporary pieces that will fill that empty spot in your home. Lucky for you, the shop is located just a hop, skip and a jump away from the D in Westland. You will find updated accent pieces and decorative items refinished and re-painted in a killer array of colors, and sometimes even reupholstered.

Tootie & Tallulah’s
2816 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 850-7637
www.tootieandtallulahs.com

Tootie & Tallulah’s is a consignment boutique that sells used furnishings. This is a great spot to find goods with a rustic and country-contemporary feel. There’s cedar chests from way back when, overstuffed armchairs, dining sets and obscure accessories to make your home feel just right for daily living.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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