Who, What & Why
Who We Are
We are a small and diverse team of 6, striving to provide you with the best vintage furniture shopping experience possible. We know that the pieces we sell are extremely important in the daily lives of our customers, whether it be for personal comfort, organization or even creativity. We come from markedly different backgrounds: professional dance, music, marketing, fashion design, merchandising and technology. Our passions for furniture, aesthetics, green living, home design and working with our hands have brought us together to bring you Furnish Green.
What We Do
On an average weekday, we bring in between 10 and 20 locally sourced pieces, so our showrooms have an aesthetic that is exciting and ever-changing. If you visit our space, you will know that we do most of the work on our items in-house, and every piece gets the attention it deserves. In our workshop, we clean, fix, refurbish, catalog and photograph all of the items you can see and purchase on our website. Whether it be an art deco dresser or mid century housewares, we try to place each item in our store with complementary pieces so that you, the customer, can imagine them within the existing design of your home.
Furnish Greenâ€™s goal is to provide creative local consumers with unique, well-made, long-lasting and reasonably priced pieces of furniture so that they can design their own spaces in a meaningful way. To accomplish our goal in an environmentally friendly manner, we have tailored our business in many ways. We only source our pieces locally, meaning that we drastically cut down on the waste of long-distance shipping and transportation. On the other end, we work with a logistically efficient and eco-conscious delivery service to make sure your pieces are delivered to your home safely and without waste. In our workshop, we go through a lot of cleaning supplies. Whether it be furniture polish, paper products or even vacuum bags, we try to minimize our impact every step of the way. We use a bag-less shop vac, an electric high-heat dry vapor steamer, natural wood oils and a basic vinegar and water solution to clean most of our items. In addition, we recycle and repurpose just about everything we get our hands on. From the rags that we use to clean to the legs and table tops that are married together to make new pieces, we can always find a second use for something.
One of our main focuses here at Furnish Green is making sure that our pieces are priced affordably. This is incredibly important because it not only allows us to keep our inventory fresh and interesting, but it also gives our average local customer the chance to take home that special piece which will enhance their life at home. Our sourcing and delivery practices mentioned above, as well as our store location, help us to accomplish this. When pricing, we always think as if we were the customer, remembering that function is typically more important than historical significance.
As a growing business, we believe that giving back to the community and supporting charitable organizations are increasingly important. That’s why we have donated some of our profits over the years to earthly causes such as the Nature Conservancy. Furnish Green also gives a lot of support to our sister organization,Â Rhythm Break Cares. RBC uses a unique and effective dance therapy approach to address the widespread and immediate needs of local individuals with Alzheimer’s and associated dementias, as well as their caregivers. Capitalizing on the demonstrated benefits of music, movement and touch, the organization aims to improve the quality of life of each person involved.
Furnish Green is anÂ eclecticÂ company comprised of a diverse team, an ever-changing product and a unique philosophy. We hope you enjoy what we do!
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