Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Inside Scoop- Furniture Store (The White Attic) in Chicago, Illinois.

Last Saturday, we made a trip to Chicago for dim sum in Chinatown again. When the drive is more than 2 hours back and forth between our home and Chinatown, I always take the opportunity to visit my favorite furniture stores in the surrounding areas. On that day, we managed to visit The White Attic, Brimfield and West Elm. I took some pictures at The White Attic and Brimfield, but none at West Elm because it was already quite late at night and I need to put the little one to bed early. I managed to grab a few things at West Elm and then, we had to head home.

Today, I wanted to show you the pictures I took while I was at The White Attic. The White Attic is a small furniture store that offers refinished furniture, mostly mid-century pieces and home accessories such as table lamps, mirrors, artwork, boxes and vases.

What I love about this store is the unique vintage pieces they acquired. I also like how they refurnished each piece of furniture and give it a modern spin whether it is a bold contrasting colors inside the drawers or bold new paint color on outside. The end results? The refurbished pieces look fresh and brand new with a classic twist.

The store owner, Terry told me he handpicked every item in the store himself. When he started the business, he would refurnish each pieces himself but currently, he had a team of two guys to help him. Apart from their beautiful vintage pieces, another unique offering from this store is none other than 'The Lamp Bar'. Customers can design their own table lamps using the selection of bases, shades, fabrics and base colors available. The best part is you can mix and match your table lamp on their website to see how it looks beforehand or you can choose to buy it online. They also offer free shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. So awesome, don't you think?

Now, let's take a look at some of the pictures I snapped the other day, shall we?

What do you think about these pieces? Do you have a favorite? Personally, I love 90% of the things I see in this store. If I have the means, I would buy so many pieces from here. You should definitely check them out if you live in the area.

Here is their store address:

5225 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640.

I have been there several times and Terry, the store owner couldn't be more friendly and helpful during each of my visits. That day I asked him if I can take pictures inside his store so I can feature it on my blog. He said yes and then he asked about my blog. He checked it out right there and then. He also complimented on my mood boards, how sweet of him!

If you are interested to know more about this store and their products, please visit their website. I hope you enjoyed this feature because I have another one coming up next week! So, stay tuned!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog did not receive any monetary payment or compensation associated with this particular post.


  1. Sounds like a super kind shop owner ;) Love those vintage drawers and floral lamps! If I had to buy something from here I would probably have troubles... many gorgeous items in one, small place ;) <3

    - Urska @ Live.Create.Inspire

  2. Lovely shop - I adore it when the owners are as nice as their shops.
    Have a lovely weekend Jessie,

  3. It's a lovely shop, I need more stores like this near me!

    Meera xx

  4. Love how they displayed the lamps on plinths! Thanks for the tour! xx

  5. It must have been so much fun to visit this shop, Jessie. They have gorgeous pieces of furniture, and everything is so well displayed.
    I hope you have a lovely day!
    ~ Wendi ~

  6. Amazing inspiration. thanks for posting this! I've been wanting to open my own shop similar to this for years now!


  7. I would like everything in that store please!Ha-Ha. I love the orange lamps and the art work is so cool. Wish they had a store in Houston!

  8. oh wow, in love with that vintage drawers.. and how gorgeous are those lamps :)

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  9. Wow such beautiful pieces. I want everything!

  10. I am surprised they did not hire you - right away!

    The wooden sideboards are STUNNING! I need to go back to your post and see if they have a website.

    Happy weekend, girlie!

    ox, Mon

  11. How great that you can design your own lamp on their website! They have a great selection of interesting fabrics for the shades. I've never been to Chicago, but when I do go, I'm asking you for dim sum recommendations!

  12. Gorgeous store and amazing pieces..thx for sharing!

  13. So so fun to see you in HOF! Congrats. You deserve it!

  14. Are you kidding me...the lamp bar!!!! That is the best idea.

  15. Yes loved the lamp bar too. Some of the servers are great love it thanks for the intro

  16. WOW...what a cool store. I must remember that for my next visit to Chicago. I am loving how they are painting some of the midcentury sideboards with the white on the outside.


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