Residence Milwaukee and i.e. Design Now Open on Broadway
Residence Milwaukee and i.e. Design, a new collaboration between owners Kerry Shannon and Colleen Thompson, are marrying design goods and services into one convenient stop.
"We have 'symbiotic' disciplines and had been operating under a referral basis for several years," said Kerry Shannon, owner of Residence Milwaukee. "I sent kitchen and bath jobs to Colleen and she sent furniture, window treatment and accessory clients to me. Our 'marriage' was the next logical step."
Opened in July 2013, the 3,000 sq. ft. store features sophisticated and urban home furnishings and accessories, as well as upcycled and vintage items. Some of the store's featured lines include Patagonia Trading Upholstery, Worlds Away, Arteriors, Global Views, Sunpan Modern, Softline Window Treatments, Voluspa Candles, Kravet, Robert Allen, Duralee, Lee Jofa and more. Best of all, merchandise is reasonably priced--"affordable luxuries" is their tagline.
Aside from products, Residence Milwaukee and i.e. Design offer a full range of interior design services, including kitchen and bath design, custom window treatments and bedding, custom upholstery, custom casegoods, color consultations, space planning and home staging.
The pair was able to transition into a downtown space with the help of a white-box grant funded by the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. White-box grants reimburse owners for costs related to interior improvements such as ceilings, lighting, plumbing, interior walls, electrical outlets, concrete flooring, demising walls, restrooms and HVAC modifications. Either a property owner or a new retail tenant may qualify. The maximum grant amount is $30,000.
"Downtown was the right location for our store," said Shannon. "Not only is our aesthetic very urban, we wanted to tap into downtown's density of workers and residents who were without fresh retail and design options in the central business district. Plus, downtown is just so cool!"
Residence Milwaukee and i.e. Design are located at 612 N. Broadway and open Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. For more info, visit www.residencemilwaukee.com or www.iedesignltd.com.