ALL IN GOOD TASTE
Written by ABBY BEACH : Photographed by HARIS KENJAR
PRIOR TO OPENING A BRICK-AND-MORTAR SHOP IN SEATTLE LAST MARCH, four-year-old Stock & Pantry was a manufacturer, online wholesaler, and supplier of gourmet condiments. But after years of international travel, owner Sasha Clark hatched a plan for a boutique storefront and an expanded line of housewares. She loved the many independent creative shops she’d encountered in Europe, particularly in Copenhagen and Stockholm, and she was determined to bring their aesthetic—and their wares— home with her.
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For her Capitol Hill shop, built by Portland- and Seattlebased contractor Hammer & Hand within a 1916 building, Clark planned a stripped-down space with only her carefully curated inventory and simple adornments—such as steel powder-coated shelving units and custom copper toe kicks—serving as décor. A mostly black-and-white color scheme keeps things punchy and modern. “I wanted to design a space that felt like it could be someone’s home,” Clark says, “a peaceful, elegant place to spend time, linger, and discover.” »