Dressing the House Inside and Out

Inside and Out Antiques

Laurann Claridge
June 11, 2013

In a Lilliputian space — make that two Lilliputian spaces separated by a single storefront on Morningside — Jodi Nash has set up shop with wares to dress your house both inside and out. The concept evolved rather by happenstance when this inveterate collector decided to downsize her living space, only to discover a lot of furnishings and accessories were taking up space in a pricey storage unit. That’s when it hit her: Why not open a tony consignment store specializing in vintage furniture and accessories — the sort she and other like-minded souls have amassed. The result: Inside and Out Antiques, a charming 500-square-foot space where you might stumble upon a vintage McGuire rattan chair, a 19th-century yellow-painted Italian table or perhaps a huge French metal clock that spans nearly the width of the wall. While that covers the inside of one’s abode, take a step outside, and here you’ll find Nash’s other space — roughly 400 square feet of charming outdoor furniture, giant cast-iron planters, faux-bois chairs, English wood benches and old shutters cleverly reconfigured with sconces mounted atop — apropos outdoors or in. 4412 Morningside, 713.898.0974; insideandoutantiques.com.