Coyle & Herr has perfected the art of selling quality, pre-owned furnishings and home accessories. After just two years in business, owners Dorothy Coyle and designer Mary Beth Herr have created a Chicago showroom and online store that offers a steady stream of quality home furnishings and accessories. The store and e-commerce site appeals to designers and do-it-yourself designers interested in adding character and charm to a home, at a price that moves this quality merchandise quickly.
As a thriving retail outlet in the multi-billion dollar a year resale industry, Coyle & Herr’s showroom floor is filled with hand-picked upscale furnishings and at any time, shoppers may find pieces by designers ranging from Bertoia to Baker, Rose Tarlow to Knoll and everything in between. In addition, hand-crafted, artisan pieces by local, national and international artists make their way to the shop by way of sophisticated, well-traveled consignors. The consignment warehouse, itself an adaptive re-use setting, has hundreds of home décor items available, from artwork to lighting, to tables, chairs, sofas and more.
Coyle & Herr carefully handles everything from managing inventory, to photographing each item for online sales, and sharing the continuous stream of possibilities with top interior designers. Furthermore, they share with shoppers an extensive list of talented craftsmen who have decades of experience in upholstery and refinishing so a piece can be customized to suit its new home.
Those wishing to consign furniture or accessories find easy steps to follow with a 90-day selling contract on the website. Consignors simply need to email images of the items for consideration to coyleandherr@
Shoppers are encouraged to visit often, and to take ‘at least three laps’ around the space to browse the showroom’s offerings.
“Trust your design instinct. If you love it, buy it because our one-of-a-kind inventory changes daily and what you see today may not be here tomorrow,” says Mary Beth Herr, designer and co-owner.
Coyle & Herr is open six days a week at 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago in their historic, 12,000 square foot warehouse. Hours: