Style is such a subjective thing. Do you fall into the traditional or modern camp? Is your style safe, or eclectic? If you’re in the market for a new look, you can discover your style at Urban Abode in historic downtown Waukesha. Don’t worry about being handed off to a commissioned designer here. You’ll get superior customer service from the owner herself, Dawn Adamec.
“The store is a great sample for people to come in and see how I put things together,” said Dawn. “My portfolio is here. You can come in and sit on it, try it.” The store is filled with a wide variety of unique items from frames, lamps and pillows to accent furniture pieces and larger custom-order furniture. If you’re looking for that one out of the ordinary piece or help furnishing an entire room, you’ll find it here.
“It’s very eclectic, I like mix and match. The store reflects my personal style which is mixing modern with vintage, with lots of color and pattern, and mixing different textures together.”
If your style isn’t modern, that’s OK too. Dawn has tackled many design styles including decorating Victorian houses to the period.
“As a designer, I can do all designs, from very strict traditional to techie mod.” Adamec has a theme by which she works. “Nothing ever ‘matches’ (in the traditional sense), but it all goes together.”
Although she has more than 18 years experience in the design business, the “design bug” bit Adamec early in life. “I didn’t think I was really into it but my mom says I was always rearranging our house.”
She has a design degree along with a degree in business and great experience with successful furniture stores.
“Every person’s house that I have the opportunity to work on is a puzzle… I love this business.”
Story submitted by the Waukesha Business Improvement District
For your info
What: Urban Abode
Where: 336 W. Main St.
Phone: (262) 446-0140
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