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Westside Modern, Lights.com and more

Sales from the grand opening of Westside Modern, which specializes in mid-century modern furnishings, benefitted the Atlanta Humane Society.Sales from the grand opening of Westside Modern, which specializes in mid-century modern furnishings, benefitted the Atlanta Humane Society.
Westside Modern opens in Atlanta

Atlanta - Westside Modern, a store specializing in mid-century modern furnishings, held its grand opening Jan. 23 at 876 Huff Road in Atlanta's Design District.

The store donated 10% of all sales from the grand opening to the Atlanta Humane Society in an effort to help the city's homeless pets, according to a press release.

"The grand opening is an opportunity to celebrate Westside Modern and support a wonderful cause with prospective and current clients," said Tonya Beach, owner and curator of Westside Modern. "A lot of people have already stopped by to welcome us to the neighborhood and seem to be thrilled that someone finally rescued this building."

Westside Modern carries a variety of new and vintage furniture, lighting, wall décor, rugs and accessories. According to the release, "Furniture from American designers will be found among the works of Percival Lafer of Brazil, antique Khotan rugs from Turkistan, and contemporary designers like Patricia Urquiola. The offerings at Westside Modern will change frequently, with different furnishings arriving directly from Denmark."

Lights.com offers a variety of lighting products from table lamps and fixtures to vintage bulbs and flameless candles.Lights.com offers a variety of lighting products from table lamps and fixtures to vintage bulbs and flameless candles.
E-commerce site Lights.com launches

Brooklyn, N.Y. ­- E-commerce venture Lights.com launched recently, offering "vintage bulbs, the latest table lamps, designer fixtures, and even remote controlled flameless candles" from brands such as Elk Lighting, Cyan Design and Zuo Modern, according to a press release.

"Our goal is to be more than just a place to buy a light fixture; we want to be part of the customer's entire lighting experience," said David Knopfler, founder and CEO. "As more customers embrace DIY, remodeling and refining their indoor and outdoor living spaces, our goal is to provide the perfect product and customer service to match."

Chicago - Interior Define, an e-commerce venture specializing in high-end customizable furniture, launched in December at interiordefine.com. Though the company started online only, Michigan Avenue magazine reports Interior Define also opened a brick-and-mortar showroom in January at 2027 W. North Ave. in the Wicker Park area.

Ardmore, Pa. - Host Interiors will open a new 5,000-sq.-ft. store here in March at 58 E. Lancaster Ave. The retailer, which has three stores in Philadelphia, carries furniture, rugs, lighting and wall décor and offers interior design services. Host Interiors is the exclusive dealer of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams upholstery, case goods, rugs and lighting in the Philadelphia area.

Hendersonville, N.C. - Carolina Rustic Treasures opened in December at 350 Chadwick Ave. The 1,000-sq.-ft. store carries furniture, artwork, home accessories, gifts and antiques.

Send news of store openings, relocations and expansions to Assistant Editor Alexa Boschini at aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com.


Alexa BoschiniAlexa Boschini | Assistant Editor, Home Accents Today

Alexa Boschini joined the Furniture Today Group in May 2012 as assistant editor for Home Accents Today and Casual Living. A native of Greensboro, N.C., she graduated from Elon University in 2010 with a degree in journalism. She spent two years as an award-winning education and features reporter with The Sanford (N.C.) Herald, and has also covered arts and entertainment for Go Triad at the Greensboro News & Record. When she isn't delving into the latest news and trends in home décor, you can find her at the movies, with her nose stuck in a book or volunteering to help the Triad's homeless animals. You can reach her at aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com

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