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A carefully curated selection of candles, apothecary, and home accents await at this hip Main Line shop, which also provides interior design services.
August 2012 Radnor- Patch
Deconstructed Living is a Wayne store that celebrates both the vintage and the modern, what things are and what they used to be. The shop’s wares range from home décor to accessories, and men’s and women’s gifts to toddler and baby goods.
“We’re always changing our inventory,” said Audra Fine, owner. “You’ll never see the same thing twice. And that’s my goal because repeat customers want to see different things.” Fine, who is a third generation retailer, works mostly with smaller companies, many local, to bring to the market the type of things she wanted to find on the Main Line but could not.
A former clothing and furniture buyer, Fine opened the store in November, 2010 at 201 East Lancaster Avenue in Wayne at the corner of Lancaster and Louella Court. Fine grew up in Bryn Mawr and attended Harriton High School, but many of her customers who are from elsewhere assume that she is too because her taste does not fit the stereotypical Main Line mold.
“People ask me where I am from, which is hysterical because I’m from here,” she said. Maybe it’s the petrified wood tea light holders, the soy candles that emit wine scents or the vintage cifflinks. Whatever it is, people always ask Fine where she gets all of her unique items.
There is also a design business run out of the store, so not only can they find you pieces for your home, they can help you arrange and layer them. “You want it pretty but you don’t want to be scared of your house,” she said. “You should have fun with it.”
Be it vintage or modern, you can tell that Fine has fun with her shop Deconstructed Living. Deconstructing something is “breaking it down and rebuilding it in a new way… That’s what we do,” she said.About this column: Meet the Owner allows you to get to know some of the owners of local businesses here in Radnor. To nominate someone for this spotlight, email editor Sam Strike at email@example.com.
E ven if you're not popping the top off a cold one every day, add some panache to your bar with these stylish bottle openers.
10. Roost Apple Bottle Opener at Deconstructed Living, $15
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Deconstructed Living (201 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-975-8908 www.deconstructedliving.com)
February 9, 2012
Posted by Allison Stadd
The Philadelphia region has welcomed a spate of brand new trend-defining stores of late, spreading fashion and function from Rittenhouse Square all the way to King of Prussia.
Winter is a great time to get your local shop on, as shops are starting to stock exciting new spring merchandise, and cozy sweaters and scarves are available at discount prices. Plus: did you hear that Lucky Magazine just named Philly one of the country’s 25 top shopping cities?
• Deconstructed Living: Vintage school maps, shipping pallets made into coffee tables and potting tables reworked as display pieces are among the finds at Audra Fine’s clean design-meets-rustic Main Line furniture and accessories shop.
Everything Old Is New Again
Go green this Earth Day (April 22) with repurposed items for the home from Deconstructed Living in Wayne.
It’s easy enough to watch HGTV and read magazine articles about the subject. The hard part is finding the time to go to flea markets, estate sales or antique shows, and having the vision to know what has the potential to be repurposed. But a growing number of Main Line businesses are happy to do the picking for you.
“My clients want clean, open spaces with unique, functional pieces,” says Audra Fine, owner of Deconstructed Living, a new home décor and accessories shop in Wayne. “They don’t want everything from a catalog that everyone else has. It’s great to mix the old with the new.”
It’s a look she refers to as “earthy modern”—bringing the outdoors inside with textiles and woods, complemented by modern lighting and window treatments. Fine’s store has a number of repurposed finds, from a bright-red coffee table (pictured) made of loading pallets to a vintage distressed-wood T-stand wine rack. “The best part of [the wine rack] is that it could be left standing, or it could be unhinged and hung on the wall as art,” says Fine. “I like things that have more than one use.”
201 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 975-8908.
Philly Style Summer 2011
Palatial mansions along The Main Line and sky-high condos in Center City represent some of the area's most coveted addresses. But just as noteworthy are the furniture shops and design services available to transform these houses into homes.GLOBAL DÉCOR
Deconstructed Living 201 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-975-8908
Discover just the right accents and details to complement every aspect of your space.
Sometimes the smallest detail can transform an entire room—we shop Lux Hardware (450 S. Henderson Road, King of Prussia) for its selection of accents including pretty drawer pulls and decorative hooks. For stand-alone sinks and claw-foot tubs, we call on Lavish Bath & Kitchen Showroom (51–59 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore) for its mix of contemporary and traditional fixtures from brands like Kohler, Delta, Franke and Moen. If you’re struggling with drab drapes, Allure Window Treatments (1714 Washington Ave.) is sure to have the perfect shades, and the store’s designers will conceptualize the look from start to finish. Give a foyer an old-world feel by accenting a wall with molding services from Home Trimwork (465 Pike Road, Ste. 116, Huntingdon Valley). Collectors will love Closets by Design (928 Springdale Dr., Exton) for its storage solutions; whether you have 92 pairs of shoes or a vintage wine collection, the company will create an organization system that suits your needs
Blog Entry By de Nada Novemeber 2011
new store announcement: deconstructed living.
Whether you're in a studio or a mansion, your eye modern or traditional, one thing's true about every living space: Home in where the heart is. These thirty Philly-area stores are the best of the best, supplying everything you need to furnish your pad—and distract from that pile of dirty laundry you've been neglecting for a week.