The Century House

Welcome.  Everyone here at The Century House is excited to present this glimpse at inspirational interiors in which to work, live, and play.

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The Century House
3029 University Ave
Madison WI 50705

Monday – Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5

608 233 4488

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What began as a custom ceramics studio in 1948, The Century House now stands as a Madison landmark to art and design. From humble beginnings, the business has evolved into a full line furniture and accessories store, where clean modern design is the norm.

Today, the original studio in an 1850’s sandstone building, houses our dramatic collection of gifts and accessories from around the world. Just next door, our furniture showroom beckons, where our modern, Scandinavian aesthetic shines. A third building across the street offers a further extension of our vision; the latest in contemporary furnishings for home & office with beauty and design for every space. These three space combines represent our vision for blending design and the modern lifestyle. You can see more of that vision at our newly updated website where you can find even more inspiration and products available to be shipped anywhere. Browse, create a collection and dream, that is all part of the fun in creating your space.

A wooden flaoting bed frame and industrial walls provide a strong contrast in materials
Black and white modern design with clean, straight lines and a glass top desk
White chairs and a neutral table makes this bright and colorful art stand out
Black leather couches overseen by an open bookcase

Contemporary Home

To help you along in your design process, we have collected some of the best piece of furniture and design tips and tricks into our annual magazine, available in our showroom and here in digital format. Consider it a stepping stone to designing your perfect space. Welcome to Contemporary Home!

View our magazine >


Looking for a good place to have a beer tonight? Stop into Working Draft Beer Company! We had a blast designing this space and helping with selection of furniture, lighting and accessories. The mural by Jenie Gao Studio is spectacular. Stop by to have some beer and celebrate!

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Happy St. Patty's Day! 🍀🍀🍀

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How to create a graphic look in your home... 🔨📐🖌
1) Use light and bright colors on your walls and large pieces of furniture.
2) Choose bold, graphic artwork and use dark picture frames to pop against your light walls.
3) Choose darker woods and dark or bold colors for smaller accents in the room.
4) Choose accents that are geometric shapes and have crisp lines.

📷, design and furniture by @gusmodern. Stop by our store to see it in person!

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If you're someone who gets lost in what you're doing and you need to be reminded what time it is....⏰ ... See MoreSee Less

Aside from the improperly placed knife (my apologies), we find this place setting to be quite charming. 😊 Mix and match with our Scandinavian dinnerware from iittala (and save 20% through March 25th). 👏

Shop the ittala sale:

#iittala #sarjaton #kastehelmi #moderndinnerware #scandinaviandesign #chilewich #mixandmatch
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When your stereo is far more beautiful than your purse... 👜

#vifa #portablestereo #vifahelsinki #textiles #scandinaviandesign #leatherdetails #bluetoothspeaker @ The Century House
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