Design Shops in Harbor Country
ESCAPE ARTIST: A new shop in Harbor Country, Sojourn, offers eclectic, laid-back home style
(1) Newfound Studio, a Logan Square business, built the checkout counter of reclaimed wood; ceiling fixtures are by Strand Design.
(2) The shop at dusk. (3, 4, 5) Mid-century pieces and Creative Women tea towels are among the finds.
Stacia Garriott Kass and her family had been going to Harbor Country for more than a decade when they saw a building for sale with an upstairs apartment in Sawyer, Michigan, right on Red Arrow Highway. Kass, who attended Harrington College of Design and once worked for decorator Alessandra Branca, thought she could finally buy a getaway home and realize her dream of owning a shop, too. She set about whipping the space into shape and—voilà!—Sojourn was born last summer. White walls and floors evoke the casualness of beach living, and Kass’s three kids and her dog can often be found wandering around. Most of the shop’s inventory is vintage modern, with a few new pieces and farmhouse primitives mixed in. “I collect things I love, and I love everything,” she says. This season, she is excited about powder-coated wire-frame seating from Bend, as well as Loll modern outdoor furniture. She represents some Chicago designers, including Strand Design, and tries to stock items shoppers can’t easily find elsewhere. Open Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day; Fridays, too, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
12908 Red Arrow Hwy.
And while you’re there...
Harbor Country has lots of great home-focused shops featuring vintage, antique, and new furniture and accessories.
Charm Cottage, 14906 Red Arrow Hwy, 269-469-4100 charmcottageantiques.com
Frecklefarm, 14913 Lakeside Rd., 269-469-9772
Lakeside Antiques, 14866-14876 Red Arrow Hwy., 269-469-7717
Lovell & Whyte, 14950 Lakeside Rd., 269-469-5900 lovellandwhyte.com
Susan Fredman at Home, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy., 269-469-9640 susanfredmanathome.com
Alan Robandt, 114 E. Front St., alanrobandt.com
Dean Antiques, 203 E. Front St., 773-505-9480
Thomas Jolly Home & Garden, 107 E. Front St., 312-550-5222
Front, 207 E. Front St., 269-695-0230
SL Consignment Gallery, 211 E. Front St, 312-310-1148
Photography: Katrina Wittkamp