MOTIF Modern Living

MOTIF Modern Living

Gregory Han
Feb 12, 2010

Store History

  • Founded: Kyle, Texas
  • Headquarters: Kyle, Texas
We've stopped into San Antonio en route to Austin to take part in a half-marathon this weekend (please don't rain), but we thought we'd check around to see if there were any modern furnishings resources in the area that might appeal to our readership. Admittedly San Antonio is known for more traditional tastes, but those searching for furnishings of a continental modern flair may do well taking a detour over to MOTIF Modern Living.

MOTIF Modern Living could be described as the modern Texan's IKEA+ (with some true luxury pieces mixed in, priced accordingly), with a selection of organic contemporary furniture displayed in an airy loft-like setting that should be recognizable to any regular Apartment Therapy reader.

MOTIF offers notable designers from Europe and the Americas, as well as some recognizably "inspired" modern pieces (aka standard contemporary-modern pieces obviously influenced by modern classics with generic names), making this a the destination for modern-minded aesthetes who are looking for a local resource to shop for pieces from the likes of Kartell, Umbra, GUS, Branch, Inhabit, Calligaris, and many recognizable brands for the discriminating, worldly shopper in the San Antonio (and Austin) area.

We've been to San Antonio enough times to know this is a rare resource for those looking to add a bit of modernity in their homes without having to travel to Austin or Dallas. And eco-minded shoppers will be pleased to know they're supporting a business which gets 100% of its power from wind technology, uses energy-efficient fluorescent lighting in their showrooms and even pay their employees a monthly stipend if they choose to drive a hybrid vehicle!

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