A West Coast native combines vintage and modern chic in this Bainbridge Island shop.
Design aficionados in the Pacific Northwest are now turning to Bainbridge Island, Washington, for vintage decor and furnishings. One of the newest destinations, Petit and Olson, stocks Gustavian antiques alongside equestrian saddles and 1940s chairs upholstered in a cheetah-print fabric. Owner Kathryn Petit draws inspiration from the past—from her own Scandinavian and French roots and the provenance of the pieces she finds. “I always wonder about the story behind an item—I think about the house an antique was in and how it got here,” says Petit. The store also features new pieces, including red-and-cream hemp pillows by local textile designer Bainbridge Blues and bedding by John Robshaw. For those looking to adorn themselves as stylishly as their homes, Petit carries rings by Seattle-based designerJamie Joseph, Rebecca Ray handbags fashioned from grain sacks, and luxurious Magaschonicashmere.