Upstairs Downstairs Moves down the Street

Upstairs Downstairs at 93 Charles St. is moving…but happily only a block away to 69 Charles St. to the location that until recently was occupied by The Red Wagon. 

 For 28 years, Upstairs Downstairs has been a beloved fixture on Charles Street, providing a cozy and welcoming atmosphere for those seeking antiques and a unique mixture of old and new home decor products that can transform, beautify and accessorize any living place.

You will always find a wide range of lovely antique, vintage and new home furnishings and decorative objects, china, stemware, silverplate and sterling silver…and just the perfect gift for anyone on your list in any season for any occasion. The move to 69 Charles St. with its increased square footage will open many exciting possibilities to showcase even more new items.

 Furniture has always been a most sought-after commodity. 

Upstairs Downstairs furniture styles span three centuries including Federal, Sheraton, Americana, Asian, French Country, Cottage, Shabby Chic, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern. We offer a true eclectic mix, combining old with new.  The variety delights our customers. Whether you are a Beacon Hill resident with a brownstone or a studio apartment, a college student with a dorm room, a Bostonian with a summer house, or a retiree who is downsizing or a visitor from out of town there is something for everyone at Upstairs Downstairs.

 Owner Laura Cousineau has a 20-year background as a professional interior and textile designer, as well as 10 years owning Upstairs Downstairs.  Her vision for designing her store has always been to present a cozy, warm family home like atmosphere with theme designed rooms of furniture and the use of accessories in creative vignettes where customers can gather new ideas to decorate their own homes.  With the increase in square footage, there will be more room than ever to showcase a greater variety and unique selections of merchandize. 

 In addition to more room to feature the work of local artists, a truly eclectic mix combining old with new with extraordinary local artists, Marcia Corey, William Cloutman, Niki Ferrell, Theo Francis, Andrea Guay, Robert Douglas Hunter, Cate Hunter Kashem, Eleanor Scores, Sitka and  John Young.  Post covid, Laura pledges to resume hosting once again their Artist Reception Events and trunk shows for jewelry and other fun things and to continue their charity activities that support the neighborhood.  The variety of merchandize, in-house events and a committed mission to support the neighborhood has made Upstairs Downstairs a cherished institution and has delighted customers for 29 years and has inspired and energized a loyal and dedicated staff to make it all happen.  This will be the continuing mission and commitment at 69 Charles St.

 For more 10 years, Upstairs Downstairs was only downstairs, but always with an upstairs attitude.

“Now,” Cousineau said, “we’ve found our upstairs and plan to utilize every square inch and to replicate the feeling that you are entering a home of distinction. Now at street level at last, and with two large floors to fill we have our work cut out for us to provide just the perfect furnishings for your home.  Our new name will be Upstairs Downstairs Home!” 

Please look for the new sign.

 Upstairs Downstairs Antiques will close its door at 93 Charles St. on Jan. 31. At some point, there will be a soft opening at the new location in February…and then a grand opening in March.  You can follow them on Instagram to track progress and announcements and to fill out a survey on what pieces you might be looking for.

 “We wish the absolute best to our friend of many years,” said Suzy O’Brien, owner of The Red Wagon. 

“Thank you so much for your continuous support,” Cousineau said.  “You are always welcome here at Upstairs Downstairs.  Let all of us welcome the spring and new beginnings. So please come and visit our new location at 69 Charles Street and step in to see for yourself the many surprises we have in store for you.”

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