Saturday, December 29, 2007


Phew! Finally a day to myself, and what do I want to do? SHOP! I have been wanting to visit a wonderful new shop run by a couple of the best (in my humble opinion) designers in Sacramento. (And they really are a couple.)

Linda and Tim Arbogast , the husband and wife team that formed Arbogast Design Group in Sacramento, California have just opened jettmodern.

Jettmodern is a fantastic, wonderful "modern" boutique that specializes in: chic gifts, home furnishings, tchotchke, vintage upholstery and found objects. When they first opened, people were thinking of "modern" in terms of midcentury "dwr" terms. However, Linda and Tim are setting their own standards of what is modern, and thankfully so! Take a look at the definition on their wall above.

Here are some pictures of the shop for you to drool over:

This found awning is fantastic, and they have arranged it over a great mirror and French commode.

I love this combination of vintage baker's rack and birdcage with these green silk armless chairs. Don't miss the wonderful "crown" chandelier!

A close-up of the white lamp from the previous picture. The shop is located in an historical building in "Old Sacramento". (Those bricks are over 150 years old.)

The way Linda and Tim have selected items for the shop reflects their obvious design talent. I love this red Chinoiserie cabinet with the art and finds arranged on the wall. I know you all have a thing about antlers, but I am still enamoured!

Another shot of the area showing a collection of vintage glove forms. Great Faux Bois table too!

Great Jonathan Adler sideboard! Custom upholstery available. Loving the starburst mirror here. Oh! And they have put together these mini-planters inside escargot shells. Brilliant!

You will also find Dwell and John Robshaw bedding and pillows here, as well as Jonathan Adler and many other favorite designers of mine.

Just some more of the wonderful stuff to be found here. I love the limed wood candle holders, mercury glass spheres, and...and...oh there is something everywhere I turn!

I also have to say that I had a great time talking with Linda when I went in today. She was warm and gracious and very fun to talk to. Needless to say, we were definitely on the same design wavelength.

I have been waiting AGES for a shop like this to open in Sacramento, and all I can say is: IT'S ABOUT TIME! Thank you soooo much Linda and Tim!


Leah said...

Looks like a beautiful store!


Pigtown-Design said...

Katie... this is just the kind of shop I want to open...

SGM said...

I AM drooling. Esp. love the bedroom scene; I'm a total sucker for Robshaw and Adler.
Happy New Year, Katie!

Patricia Gray said...

Lucky you to live close to a great store like this. Great pictures. Thanks for the eye candy.

Me, Myself, & I said...

Isn't it fun finally checking out a new store you've had your eye on? I am ooohing and ahhhing. I could spend hours in a store like that. The shopowners sure have a great sense of style.

mrsplainjane said...

Oooh!!! I love it all. :) Can't wait to check it out! Sounds like such a great find.

Cote de Texas said...

What a wonderful shop! And of course that's what you should do on a day off! What else is there to do? I love that crown chandelier - it matches my crown necklace! hehe

Katie - thanks for your sweet comment - it really, really made me feel wonderful. Here's wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2008! Best wishes!!!!


Paloma said...

What an amazing store! I love so many of the pieces you posted!

Things That Inspire said...

Great post! I love to 'virtual shop' when I am at home with the kids.

There are some really unique and interesting pieces in this store!

Hill Country House Girl said...

I want to go shopping with you! What a beautiful and stylish place to visit and photograph.

I also loved seeing your Christmas decorations at home. I had so hoped to do the same at my house and never got to it. You did a lovely job sharing your Christmas spirit! I look forward to following your charming blog! Ann

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

How nice that they let you photograph their shop!!
I totally agree! it's beautiful!!
(that green chair is super cute!)

Looking forward to seeing your purchases! Wooohoo!

Bayou Contessa said...

You are so right, Linda and Tim are truly setting their own standard for what is modern, and I love it! This is such an inspirational post- gives me plenty to think about for my own shop.
Great Post, Katie!
Wishing you all things wonderful in 2008!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

katiedid said...

Thanks all for the kind comments! It truly is a wonderful store that I look forward to frequenting for myself and my clients!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Wow! What a beautiful shop. I am drooling.

Style Court said...

Love this Katie!

Lynn said...

Katie, Looks great! Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try and check it out this weekend if it's not too rainy. Is there a lot of vintage or mainly new? It's a gorgeous store! Lynn

katiedid said...

Thanks for the visit Carolina! Glad you liked! I will be visiting your blog soon!

katiedid said...

Hi Courtney! It is a great place. :)
Hi Lynn! They do have a bit of vintage, but alot of new. It is definitely worth the visit though!

Alkemie said...

Fantastic Fantastic store! I could also spend hours in a store like this. I've bookmarked it :) Thank you for the wonderful spread.

katiedid said...

Hi Alkemie! So glad for your visit! It is definitely worth the visit if you are up this way. I am checking out your blog right now!