Four Small Businesses Who Are Making Their Mark In the early 2000s, mid-century modern design was just beginning to make a resurgence. Today, the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Mid-century modern furniture broadly covers from the middle of the 20th century (roughly 1933 to 1965). The multiple award-winning Mid-Century Modern HOME has been on the forefront of this trend since proprietor Jenny Cashin opened her doors in 2009. “I bought a 1913 heritage home in East Vancouver and restored it top to bottom,” says Cashin. “When I was furnishing my home, I fell in love with mid-century modern’s sleek, minimalist style. It is ergonomic and beautifully made furniture.” Originally, Cashin sublet a room in the city’s Antique Alley district, but after six months moved into the River Market. She credits her growth to the “awesome support of both the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Westminster.”
Mid-Century Modern HOME showcases a beautifully curated collection of Danish Modern teak and rosewood furniture from the ‘50s and ‘60s – all lovingly restored, refinished and reupholstered. It also features a huge selection of vintage lighting, collectibles, art glass and pottery. Drawn to an era when things were masterfully handcrafted, customers appreciate purchases that are blessed with a “story, a legacy” spanning 50 or more years, and yet lovingly restored right on site to look new again. These timeless pieces will go on to be heirlooms - handed down from generation to generation.
The Chamber is always hosting networking events, and I can always reach out to other merchants when I need assistance... I have been extremely happy conducting business here. JENNY CASHIN, MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME
“I’m a Chamber and a Downtown BIA member, and both are great proponents of small business … the Chamber is always hosting networking events, and I can always reach out to other merchants when I need assistance,” she adds. “The city is a wonderfully helpful one, and I have been extremely happy conducting business here.”