The Scandinavian-inspired furniture store Sparklebarn is putting the finishing touches on their new shop in Ballard, which is set to open Feb. 22 with a grand opening party.
Owner Shane Bastian says Sparklebarn specializes in modern mid-century furnishings with a focus on Scandinavian, European, and Pacific Northwest artifacts. He will sell mostly vintage goods, with consignment options and restoration services on personal pieces.
“After about eight years in Fremont and selling online, I had a chance to open this shop in the neighborhood I’ve lived in for the past 20 years,” Bastian told My Ballard. The store will serve as his workshop for renovations and restorations, plus a photo studio and retail space.
“I’m also hoping to host a monthly spotlight for local artisans and artists to feature their work – whether they are painters, sculptors, glass blowers, quilt makers, dog sweater knitters, or anything like that,” Bastian said.
Sparklebarn has relocated to Ballard from their previous location in the Fremont Vintage Mall. Their new shop, located at 2611 NW Market St, is the previous home to Ballard Inflatable Boats.
The grand opening party will be Saturday, Feb. 22 from 5pm to 9pm.