While we thought about playing a joke on you with this post (it's only this date once a year, right?), we decided against it since our post today is absolutely not a joke. Though we claimed we had found Austin's best kept vintage furniture secret in a previous post, this store we visited yesterday is seriously vying for that title...
We're actually a little embarrassed it took us this long to visit Uptown Modern. Though we had heard about it, yesterday was the first time we had a chance to travel up Burnet Road to investigate it ourselves. Boy, are we glad we made the trip! Owner Jean Heath spent over 20 years in the antique business before starting Uptown Modern a little over a year and a half ago. Even though she has experience in many periods and styles, one look at Uptown's showroom and it's clear Jean's got an eye for great furniture and accessories of the Mid-Century variety!
We loved how open and bright the showroom was (not stuffy and dark as some vintage stores can be); the place didn't seem too cluttered at all. The showroom features vignettes thoughtfully arranged and featuring many trends in home decor now, like the year's hot color yellow and lots of vintage needlework throw pillows. You'll never have to worry about seeing the same old things here; Uptown Modern gets new pieces in everyday and updates their website with new inventory each week.
Much to our surprise, Uptown Modern is actually two buildings full of vintage furniture and accessories from the 1940s through the 1970s, and features a courtyard between the buildings full of vintage patio furniture---great for Austin patios!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Uptown Modern, and highly recommend you make a trip too---just don't wait as long as we did! You can read more about Uptown Modern on their website.