Wanting to upgrade your home but not sure where to start? Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite shops.
When Brad and Karen Hughes retired, they didn’t bust out the golf clubs, they rehabbed a Findlay Market–adjacent building. The first floor is home to Artichoke OTR, stocked with a veritable ne plus ultra of all culinary accoutrement. We can’t get enough of the Garnier-Thiebaut tea towels (they actually look better with age!) and are secretly hoping Santa will sneak a Fagor pressure cooker under the tree. Over-the-Rhine, artichokeotr.com
Elm & Iron
It’s a bird (pillow)! It’s a plane (suspended from the ceiling)! It’s…the vintage-eclectic home-goods mecca that is Elm & Iron—and just across the street, Elm & Iron Loft, because when you’re this good you need a three-story expansion after just a year on Vine Street. Be it vintage metal sign letters, ceramic whale measuring cups, brass lighting fixtures, or a pair of refurbished wood auditorium seats ye seek, we’re pretty sure ye shall find. Over-the-Rhine, elmandiron.com
You want to replace the bathroom door in your bungalow, but it’s an odd size. Browse the rows here to find a perfect fit (or an old set of pocket doors to repurpose, or an eight-foot entry door, or…) Northside, buildingvalue.org
Dry Ridge Reuse Center
The largest part of their inventory is second- and third-quality lots, many from Florida Tile. The good news: that includes lots of hot-right-now wood-grained porcelain beauties. The better news: you’ll save a bunch. One editor got enough to do her laundry room for $.60 a square foot. Dry Ridge, dryridgereusecenter.com
The vast array of bathtubs, sinks, vanities, mirrors, hooks, and door hardware at SH’s Erlanger showroom is new, but with plenty of vintage (or contemporary) style. Need to clap eyes on the perfect clawfoot tub you spotted on their website? Call ahead, and they’ll haul it over from the warehouse. Erlanger, signaturehardware.com