One of the places that I have come to love most in this neighborhood is-- surprisingly-- not a restaurant. Wrightwood Furniture Company is a local store located on Lincoln Avenue in Lakeview selling some of the coolest rustic and industrial-inspired furniture and home accessories I have seen in a while. Imagine the kind of great things you find at West Elm or Restoration Hardware, but more unique and more affordably priced. That's what you'll find at Wrightwood.
Wrightwood Furniture Company was founded by a father and son team who were veterans of the wholesale furniture business and tired of working with major furniture retailers. So, they opened Wrightwood Furniture Company where they sell unique items that they have designed or sourced directly to the customer. And because they ship the items directly to the store and they've cut out many of the middlemen involved in the purchasing process for major furniture stores, they're able to keep prices low for the consumer.
Alex and I love popping into Wrightwood when we're walking down Lincoln Ave. Their inventory is constantly changing and their big warehouse-style space is always filed to the brim with cool finds: Everything from cool industrial shelving and tables to beautiful upholstered ottomans and throw pillows to cool small accessories like hooks, baskets, and art. Plus, they're dog-friendly! So, Clery can shop with us too.
We moved into this neighborhood last summer after buying our first home-- a loft-style condo with an industrial feel. The high ceilings, exposed ductwork, and concrete details really drove our design decisions. Discovering Wrightwood just a few blocks away from our place was amazing (because they carry so much great stuff that I want for our place!) and also scary (because I want to buy it all!).
They carry a variety of these worn metal bistro chairs that I love. We have these gray ones at each end of our dining table and the matching stools at our breakfast bar.
We also walked by one day and spotted this trunk in the window at Wrightwood. Surprisingly, it was Alex who suggested that we return the next day and check it out. We were looking for more linen storage options in our guestroom and also figured that this would make a great toy chest for our future kids too.
And how cool is this industrial abstract foosball table!? Alex and I both fell in love with it and I snapped this photo to send to my parents. I'm trying to convince them to buy it for the basement mancave at their cabin!
Wrightwood Furniture is a hidden Lakeview gem-- and perfect for anyone looking for unique furnishings and home decor that's well made, modern, and a bit rough around the edges. They're located at 3036 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago, they're open 7 days a week (10 AM to 6 PM), and they'll deliver around Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.