"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

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"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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