Hip and Funky Finds at Retro Ranch
photos by Jessica Testa
Every piece has personality at Retro Ranch. The Melrose District boutique is small but packed with a mix of Midcentury modern and Hollywood Regency decor -- pieces with clean lines but bold colors, ornamental trimmings, and over-the-top patterns.
Retro Ranch is thrifty and hip, with antique dinnerware stacked on top of antique tables on top of antique rugs. A Stinkweeds listening booth plays modern indie rock, and there's a room of vintage clothing, shoes and handbags for women, with a smaller collection of clothing for men. The store's inventory is funky and glamorous, but the prices are blissfully modest.
Check out our favorite affordable finds after the jump...
1. Tray - $5
This dinner tray has a gorgeous floral print, and there are even more versions for sale at Retro Ranch. Mix and match, and think beyond the dinnertable. Use trays to brighten up sidetables or countertops, styling with small vases and candles.
2. Set of six placeholders - $16.95
Retro Ranch is the perfect place to prep for dinner parties, carrying a huge selection of vintage dinnerware and table accesories, including these glossy, nautical placeholders.
3. Industrial desk - $59
This desk is wide, spacious and schoolhouse-chic -- and perfectly primed for a paint job, if you're so inclined.
4. Serving cart - $79
Bar carts are the classiest way to serve booze, but their design has the potential for so much more. Place near a window to display plants, or convert to a quirky sidetable.
5. Pink shell chair - $89
Shell chairs are stylish and versatile; pair this one with a throw blanket or pillow for a cool living-room piece, or use as a desk chair to modernize a drab office.
6. Coffee table - $119
Think of this Midcentury modern table as less of a splurge and more of an investment (in getting a lot of compliments).
photo by Jessica Testa
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