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Style Your Space

By Elizabeth Klopp, Realtor at Five Star Real Estate, member of the Uptown GR Marketing Committee.

Whether you’re new to the neighborhood, or you’ve been here for years, Uptown has everything you need from home accessories, to fully furnishing and designing your space. Let’s take a walk through a few different shops that will make you feel right at home! 

The Counting House

Located in the Wealthy St District in a beautiful brick showroom that was once a bank, The Counting House is stocked with an eclectic mix of home items ranging from classic, rustic, to vintage. You will instantly feel like home walking through with the gorgeous fireplace and cozy accessories. There is a wide range of items to choose from, including furniture, clothing & even items for baby. There are fun, new accessories all the time and their rug selection is amazing! 
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Stoffer Home

Owned by renowned designer, Jean Stoffer, who is nationally known for her timeless designs, Stoffer Home offers both design services and retail items for your home. When shopping through Stoffer Home, you have the pleasure of seeing the designs on display with the kitchen front and center. SH has a selection of beautiful home accessories, lighting, and soft goods for purchase, and you will leave here feeling inspired. The selection is timeless, thoughtful, and will definitely be a talking piece in your home. Follow #themadisongr on Instagram to see the current drool-worthy remodel they are working on, and add to your list of goals for your own space.
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Is your home in need of a remodel? MODRN GR is currently changing their storefront and now offers design services in addition to retail items in the store. Owner Katie Lyons, partnered with a local builder, Henry Westerhuis, at Right Time Construction, and these two are proving themselves to be quite the dynamic duo. Offering design services and construction for both remodels and new homes. They work throughout Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. The storefront has been undergoing a remodel, and once they open back up, stop in to see the amazing work they can do!


Walking in here makes you feel like you just stepped into the cutest, California desert-styled Airbnb. One of the newer kids on the block, Commune recently opened their doors in the Eastown Business District, and is best described as a ‘West Coast general store.’ They have a mixture of smaller home items to choose from including candles, mugs, and various home accessories. This store is an instant boost of energy, and it’s hard not to purchase everything in sight. 
Be sure to also check out their other store in the neighborhood, Rebel Reclaimed, your one-stop-shop for any gifts you need to purchase. 

Your home’s looking good! Time to plan your housewarming party & these Uptown shops have everything you need to get it ready. 

Heading through the Wealthy Street District, pick up your fresh flowers from Thelma’s Flowers, the artisan chocolate desserts from Mokaya, and any entertaining items from the carefully curated, Art of the Table. Each of these shops are within a very close walking distance from one another, on the West end of the Wealthy Street District.

As you head further East in Uptown, pick up your local meats from Louis Earl Butcher and head into the Eastown Business District for fresh pasta from The Local Epicurean. Last but certainly not least, don’t forget the wine in the East Hills Business District, at Leon & Son

Welcome to the neighborhood, we’re so glad you’re here!