DIY furniture seemed like a good idea until you:
a) Hammered your thumbs into oblivion.
b) Misplaced three of the required 62 wooden dowels.
c) Realized you don’t speak diagram.
For sleek Scandinavian design without the pesky assembly, proceed to D, Circa Modern, the Ukrainian Village’s newest addition.
Carpenter-turned-architect Jared Peterson and art school grad Don Schmaltz scour the Midwest for midcentury treasures from Italian, American, and Scandinavian designers. Each piece is carefully restored in-house.
Vintage stock rotates, but you’re likely to find bold Eames armchairs; George Nelson’s fanciful clocks and functional wall units; Finn Juhl’s comfortable, structural sofas; and office-ready loungers from Fritz Hansen. Ceramic lamps, Danish glass, and colorful knickknacks round out a room.
Peterson and Schmaltz lavish in each piece’s backstory; schedule a private appointment for a full rundown.
See? Easy as A, B, C.
Circa Modern, 1114 North Ashland Avenue, at Haddon Avenue (773-697-9239 or circamodern.com). Prices range from $10 to $3,000.
Photo: Courtesy of Circa Modern