Giving home décor a new life at WarehousePVD

Like many great ideas, slow swings warehouse It started through a friendship formed at a local fitness center. Among others, Jason Cahill is a unattractive teacher in basic fitness in Providence, and one of his clients had the idea of ​​creating a kind of “shopping plaza,” a new way to shop to showcase current, old, and recycled household items.

Cahill, an interior designer, had already dreamed of starting a stylish home décor, lighting and furniture store. He had just moved to Rhode Island from Asheville, North Carolina, where he rekindled relationships with sources and galleries dealing with upscale home décor. through these relationships. Which had been discontinued during his sixteen years in Prague, Czechia, Cahill had access to exotic, vibrant, unique, new, antique and eye-catching furnishings, accessories and furnishings under his personal brand, Preppy.

On the other hand, his future business partner invested in the local item removal service, Junk N’ More, He was annoyed by the sheer volume of all the beautiful and well-made items that customers throw away and end up in the landfill. Rather than hauling unwanted items to a landfill, Junk N’ More has started scavenging merchandise in its rented warehouse space with a focus on breathing new life into it. Frank Warren, founder of Junk N’ More, says, “Why should all this great heritage furniture and home décor end up in a landfill, because no one wants this stuff or families have a lot and don’t know what to do with it?”

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From this concept, Search for RI Boy. The team at Find RI believes that the quality and craftsmanship found in vintage and antique home furnishings rarely matches today and that many items I once loved end up needing a care or updating my style. The team at Find RI set out to organize, refurbish and revitalize your unwanted items to make sure they don’t end up in our local landfills. The timeless merchandise is sourced from local estates from Newport to the East Side of Providence, found by item removal teams at Junk N’ More, and donated from clients throughout southern New England. With a full-time on-site furniture restorer, team of restorers and researchers, Find RI offers restored antique and antique furniture in a timeless, sophisticated style.

Partners PreppyGangstas and Find RI joined in their efforts and founded WarehousePVD as a shopping experience where practical meets great, and elegance meets unexpected. Located in a huge warehouse at 1655 Elmwood Avenue in Cranston, the site of a former automaker and then weapons factory, the WarehousePVD experience is not typical but even more engaging in that anything collected by Find RI unused in a retail showroom is donated For organizations that help those in need.

“PreppyGangstas is a lifestyle brand that encompasses my style where elegance meets cutting edge technology while still being chic, clean and timeless. My partners at Find RI complement the PreppyGangstas aesthetic with gorgeous American and European furniture salvaged from the landfill,” Cahill says. The old and the new and we stand together for ‘Save the Chic’.

Eventually, partners may consider doing business with other WarehousePVD vendors, hence the company’s broad name. Currently, the domestic high-end jewelry and accessories designer Lisa McKee Under the auspices of Mackey Mercantile, it sells some of its most valuable creations made of freshwater pearls and Italian leather goods through its showroom. In October, WarehousePVD will host Weekend Markets, showcasing merchandise from other unique antiques and antique dealers.

The distinct styles of PreppyGangstas and The Find RI can be seen in the multi-room space of WarehousePVD, where furniture and accessories are combined to create colorful advertisements for home décor. One area is designed like a family room with a white embroidered sofa, bookshelves and coffee table, while another section has a rattan patio set and outdoor entertaining accessories ready for an outside porch. The seating area includes hanging Chinese lanterns, armchairs, a bar cart and a tea set. There are splashes of hot pink, orange, yellow, and purple throughout the entire showroom, giving it a funky PreppyGangstas touch.

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“I love to have pops of color. That’s my sense of interior design,” Cahill says. “I’ve always loved antiques all the way to neon orange home decor and beyond, but I think it has to be done well and in a timeless manner. I can go from mid-century modern to Louis XIV or Victorian. It can be anything as long as it makes the eyes pop.” .

All of this great design work is done with the aim of helping the community by saving items from landfill, hiring local craftsmen and donating back to the local community. “We try to keep all the work locally and within the community,” Cahill says. “It’s collegial and many nonprofits benefit on the other side.”

WarehousePVD, 1655 Elmwood Ave., Door 3, Floor 2, Cranston, instagram.com/warehousepvd

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