Shopping for home in Central Ohio

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Tucked away in the neighborhoods and suburbs of Central Ohio, ?new boutiques and antique stores are thriving.

If you're driving around the Columbus area, or any of its adjacent suburbs, chances are that you've noticed: antique shops, boutiques and tiny home decor stores seem to be proliferating. Autumn is the time to spend a leisurely day shopping for your home-and yourself. We've provided a planner that should help you get started.

Elm & Iron?, 3475 N. High St.,614-824-5611?

A rustic boutique-style shopping experience, Elm & Iron is the design lover's dream. With everything from charming light fixtures to simply elegant pillows and vases, this trendy haven has it all. There's even a warehouse across the street that houses vintage goodies with plans underway to open it to the public once a month. A vintage jukebox, a school chemistry workstation and a ski gondola are just a few examples of the treasures that you may find throughout the warehouse.

North High Furnishings?, 3291 N. High St.,614-824-4444?

With a strong Mad Men vibe, this trendy furniture store has a variety of pieces for those who want a modern, yet funky, feel in their living space. The store sells couches, armchairs, and coffee tables, bar carts, bar stools, candles, wall decor and much more. Also offered are upholstery services.

Cottage Street?, 1310 Grandview Ave.?, 614-565-3366?

This quaint boutique, formerly in Clintonville, offers several home decor options. Well known for its beautifully restored furnishings such as dressers, tables, cabinets and chairs, it has a modern farmhouse aesthetic and many pieces it sells are fairly distinct. Founded by the parents of Kris Konieczko, this boutique has relocated to the space that Konieczko and Chelsea Cabot used for Objects d'

Carpenter's Daughter?, 1619 W. Fifth Ave.?,614-486-1600?

Beautiful antique treasures can be found at this store, located on West Fifth Avenue, one of Grandview's main thoroughfares. Some of the more unique pieces include a canopy bed, vintage trunks, typewriters, vintage suitcases, vintage enameled glassware and curio cabinets. The store also sells gently used furniture such as couches, chairs, Victorian dressers and headboards.

Fresco Furnishings?, 1744 W. Fifth Ave.?,614-586-1963?

This cozy shop has everything you would expect from an antique store. Furniture such as couches, armchairs, end tables, dining tables and chairs, hutches and barstools can be found throughout the shop. Spread across the store's shelves are various knickknacks. Special vintage items include jewelry, books, watering cans and wine racks.

Fleurish Home?, 2125 W. Fifth Ave., ?614-674-6251?

Customers are greeted by a beautiful arrangement of faux flowers adorning a wall upon entering this quaint shop. The store has a variety of items with a vintage feel as well as those with a more modern touch. An interesting find: an entire wall devoted to chalk paint cans and paintbrushes stocked nearby. There are also stencils, wall overlays, decorative furniture appliqué, decorative hardware and books on home decor and design.

Vernacular?, 1392 Grandview Ave.?, 614-485-9039?

Known for its fashionable clothing and functional gifts, Vernacular is a great stop for smaller, home decor accents. Vases, candles, embossed glassware, coasters, marble cutting boards, clocks and frames are among items you can find here. A great place to shop for clothing and home goods, Vernacular seems to have something for everyone. There are two additional locations, one in German Village and one in Worthington.

Green Velvet?, 130 E. Broadway?, 740-587-0515?

A stroll down Broadway in Granville might lead you to this Parisian-themed boutique. Green Velvet is hard to miss because there is always an intricately decorated window display with a touch of whimsy elegance to catch your eye and a chandelier overhead. This is not your typical home decor store as it sells an array of other items, including clothing, jewelry and baby gifts. For home decor, it offers beautifully designed wall prints, pillows, live potted plants, faux flowers, wreaths, candles, dishes and

Kussmaul Gallery, 140 E. Broadway,740-321-1400?

Kussmaul Gallery, an artistic boutique that sells home decor, jewelry, fresh flowers and gifts, is another great stop in Granville's shopping district. A storefront with a fresh, chic farmhouse feel, it offers colorful blown glass tumblers, vases, kitchenware, throw pillows and rugs. Above the shop, you will find a gallery of original paintings by co-owner James Young. One of these paintings would be a great addition to any living space. Young also provides custom framing.

Bungalow Home?, 97 E. Dublin Granville Rd.,614-855-8444?

If you are a fan of Joanna Gaines from the cult HGTV show Fixer Upper, then you will likely enjoy the offerings at Bungalow Homes. The aesthetic is clean and crisp with a neutral tone. The majority of the store's furniture is white, gray and black with light and dark wood intermixed. Besides furniture, it also sells kitchenware, artwork, lighting fixtures, design books, throw pillows, clothing, jewelry and more. An interior design service is also available.

Grandview Mercantile?, 873 N. High St.?,614-421-7000?

A consignment shop that has just about anything, Grandview Mercantile is in the business of buying and selling. This is the type of shop where you can buy an antique dining set and a vintage engagement ring all in one stop. This is a unique store in that it caters to just about every taste. You can find classic, mid-century pieces as well as post-modern pieces (and some items are available for purchase online). On the opposite side of the mercantile is a shop called Revue, which primarily focuses on larger pieces and selections of furniture.

Happy Go Lucky Home, 962 N. High St., ?614-297-1100?

An upscale home decor store that is bright, light and inviting, Happy Go Lucky truly fits its name. Brand-new furniture, colorful rugs, wall decor, throw pillows, candles and glassware are just some of the home accents that you will discover here. A unique aspect of the store is that it is attached to a women's clothing boutique called Happy Go Lucky Her. A beautiful and creative space, the offerings in these two stores complement each other.

The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique?, 14 E. Hubbard Ave.?, 614-754-1697

?Walking into Paper Daisy, you feel as though you have entered a garden. The bright front window lends much light to the space and gives an airy and open feel. The store has a natural, earthy vibe while still feeling like a high-end shopping experience. It carries an array of bud vases, ceramic planters, faux succulents and wreaths. Paper Daisy also provides fresh floral arrangements.

Peacock Lane?, 615 High St.?, 614-846-4754?

This is your quintessential antique store. With several spacious rooms, there is always something waiting to be discovered. Towards the rear of the store, the rooms are larger to accommodate furniture. This section has a warehouse feel and it lends itself well to the larger items. Notable items for sale during Columbus Monthly's visit included a vintage pew, an entire room devoted to garden and salvage items, chic room dividers and an antique baby carriage and birdcage.

Pure Cottage?, 693 High St.?, 614-547-1547?

Pure Cottage has the instant feel of high-end vintage. Each piece has its place and the store is impeccably organized, room-by-room, creating an easy and relaxed shopping experience. Clothing, scarves, bags, frames, armchairs, throw pillows, faux flowers and dishware can be found here.