Touting a singular selection of vintage home goods and furnishings, Brown House & Wares delivers a dose of whimsy and wonder to Upper Kirby.
A self-proclaimed “thing finder,” Jill Brown knows a good antique when she sees one. Fifteen years after opening her original brick-and-mortar, then called Brown, the decor guru decided it was time for a change. Dreaming of a space that would read like a personal narrative of her life’s work, Brown transformed her storefront into what she describes as an “autobiographical concept.” Capturing her distinct aesthetic and European-meets-American style, the reimagined shop houses a curated collection of found items—also known as Brown’s bread and butter.
Her inventory is a true reflection of her persona, with Americana-inspired goods serving as a nod to her rural Midwestern childhood and European artifacts paying homage to her years spent living in Belgium. The warm, muted palette of the store’s interiors carries over to its exterior, which can only be characterized as a charming bungalow-turned-boutique. In addition to vintage furniture and lighting from her own custom line, Brown carries a bevy of odds and ends ranging from stationery and candles to soaps and pottery. With the holiday season just around the corner, something tells us Brown House & Wares will provide the answer to all our gifting needs. 2940 Ferndale St., brownhouseandwares.com
Photography by: photos by Jack Thompson