Vintage is the future.
Home is where we host friends, raise our families, and break bread together. Being comfortable in our homes is vital to the pursuit of happiness. Home Union is a specialty vintage furniture store in Brooklyn. Launched by co-founders Daniel King and Meghan Lavery in 2016 as a way to share some of the vintage finds they amassed, their storefront celebrates a shared passion for 20th-century design and one-of-a-kind treasures. In addition to furniture, they have expanded their offerings to include stylish housewares, vintage lighting, candles, and colorful textiles.
The duo’s aesthetic is informed by a background in fashion and woodworking, respectively. Meghan Lavery received her BFA in Fashion Design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, and designed for several brands before launching and operating SHAPESHIFTR, a women’s clothing line. Her sharp eye led to work as a buyer of new and vintage clothing, and sourcing props for photo and film sets. She seamlessly transitioned into furniture, where her taste is consistently at the forefront of design trends. Meghan always knows exactly what a space is in need of. She is a big believer in bolstering decor choices with variety and is pro at mixing and matching pieces from different eras.
Like Meghan, Daniel King has a background in photo and film production, performing everything from set dressing to carpentry. While working on his B.A. in English Literature from Brooklyn College, an opportunity to work in a friend’s wood shop unearthed Daniel's calling in furniture. There, he concentrated on mid-century modern design, and worked with both veneer and solid woods. He can identify wood grain with hardly a second glance and is a passionate advocate for the old-growth wood often found in mid century pieces that can’t be found today. This beautiful furniture, in addition to being timeless, is also a greener and more durable investment.
Now husband-and-wife, the couple’s design know-how has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle DECOR, and Sight Unseen. Home Union has become a go-to destination for those looking to redecorate at home, add polish to their office, or find the perfect housewarming gift. Off-duty, they can be found cooking up a storm, pampering their beautiful cat Sita, or (in Daniel’s case), striking up a tune on the guitar.
Written by Casey Dienel.