We’re Moving!!

We have something really EXCITING we want to share with you!

We bought a building!  Last July Lupine and I decided it was time to find a permanent home for Modern Domestic. We adore our neighborhood and are thrilled that we found a building just 10 blocks away and right here on Alberta Street! We will continue to be in the current location until fall 2016 and will invite you all to our Grand Opening party as soon as we get settled.

Our early customers have seen Modern Domestic grow from one tiny space back in 2010, to 2 spaces in 2011, and then to 3 spaces in 2013.  We owe our rapid growth to our amazing customers and staff, and are so grateful for each and every one of you.

MD has grown on a foundation of core values:

  • Curating a modern aesthetic
  • Nurturing a healthy work / life balance
  • Inspiring the warmth of home
  • Delighting our customers / each other
  • Teaching and learning everyday

We live by these values and believe they are what make MD the place we all call our home away from home.

Modern Domestic | 2016 Building Move

We know you have all come to love our beautiful space at 1408 Alberta as much as we do, and surely, there will be things we miss: the friendly faces at Case Study Coffee and Swiss Hibiscus, popping across the street for Cupcake Jones or Bamboo Sushi, and new customers who wander into our shop while waiting for brunch at the Tin Shed or house hunting at Living Room Reality. We will always have a tender spot in our hearts for MD’s original space, but we are thrilled by the concept of intentionally designing and owning a store that meets all of our needs.

Modern Domestic Move

We know it looks a little rough right now, but our new space will share the same modern aesthetic as our current store. It will have high ceilings and a massive skylight, large windows, concrete floors and a giant classroom. In addition, we are ecstatic to add a ground floor service center for our technicians, Travis and Aaron, two fabric cutting tables at checkout, much more fabric display space, an outdoor garden area, and a dedicated parking space for machine drop-off! It has been so exciting to watch this old Alberta St building from 1928 transform into our new modern home. With the help of Wright Architecture and Modern Organic Construction, this neglected building is going to become MD’s permanent residence.

Modern Domestic | 2016 Building Move

We will be posting updates along the way on Instagram and Facebook, keeping you all in the loop of the exciting progress.

-Michelle and Lupine

6 Responses to “We’re Moving!!”

  1. Lauren

    Wow!! Super exciting!

  2. Toni

    Omg you guys! Just fantastic news!! Very happy and very impressed!
    Enjoy this journey, I always loved designing my spaces, almost more than the running of the shop haha. Can’t wait to see “what you have done” lol
    Yay and woot you two, love Toni

  3. Katrina Scotto di Carlo

    Can’t say this enough, SOOO excited for you guys! What a magnificent feat to pull off! So much hustle and determination reflected in this accomplishment. Portland is so lucky to have such intrepid entrepreneurs – Congrats!! xoxo

  4. Jennifer DeVries

    Hello! We will be neighbors when you move in! My family’s business, AAA Heating & Cooling, is right across the street! Can’t wait for you to be close enough for fabric shopping on my lunch hour!!! 🙂

  5. Karen M. Ponce de Leon

    Congratulations. I am very happy for you. It is going to be delightful.

  6. Abby

    I noticed on my walk today that your space was smaller, and I feared the worst! I’m glad to hear you are just moving into a space you own. How exciting! I’ve been watching your new building take shape with interest, little did I know that you were the destined inhabitants. Congrats!

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