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"I started Homestead Seattle in 2009 because I love old furniture. At the time, I was doing a lot of experimenting with my personal design style, which meant constantly switching out the pieces in my home. While traveling around and searching for myself, I noticed an abundance of under-appreciated furniture – most of which would end up in a landfill if it didn’t make it into the right hands. I wanted to get these pieces of history into the homes of people who would honor and preserve them."– MIchele Tansey
"Most of my inspiration comes from ancient artifacts, talismans, religious iconography from many different cultures, and antique jewelry. I also look at natural forms, shapes, and patterns. What I like most about a lot of ancient jewelry and objects is that many of them had great meaning – they weren’t just decorative objects, they had religious or cultural significance. I want to try to put that sense of meaning and symbolism into my work, for things to feel protective, or a bit powerful. And sometimes, of course, you just want to wear a ring with a cat’s face on it, and that’s cool too. It doesn’t all have to be too serious." – Kaye Blegvad
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A colorful hallway in Casa Blanca, the Puerto Rican Governor’s Palace, December 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic
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