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A design store with an espresso bar and flower shop just opened in the South End

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The new Modern Relik store in Boston's South End. Courtesy of Kortenhaus Communications

If you’re looking to spruce up your living spaces for the holidays, you may want to check out what this new SoWa District spot has to offer.

Modern Relik, a contemporary and global design destination selling art, floor coverings, furniture, lighting, and textiles, recently opened its doors on Harrison Avenue. The company sources vintage items as well as products from independent artisans and makers, and will also launch its own line of branded products. The showroom’s offerings will change seasonally.

The 6,000-square-foot location boasts a flower shop, an interior design department helmed by John Dransfield of the home furnishings brand Dransfield & Ross, and a library brimming with Rizzoli titles on art, cooking, design, and sports.

Plus, customers and passerby alike will be able to step into the European-style MOD Espresso bar, developed by local restaurateur Michela Larson. The menu features La Colombe coffee and food offerings from Massachusetts eateries including Eastern Standard Provisions, Fastachi, Praliné, and Toscanini’s.

Founder and Creative Director Meg Kimball launched Modern Relik two years ago to share her zeal for interior design with the public.

“We are eager to join the growing art and design community in the South End,” Kimball said in a press release. “Modern Relik will be the place to find items that make a home personal and interesting, and that one item that doesn’t belong, but when added to the space, makes it pop. I want our South End location to be a design destination for all of the senses – where customers and visitors can explore and create their dream interiors.”

The showroom is located at 485 Harrison Ave. You can visit Monday – Wednesday and Friday- Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m., or by making an appointment at (617)-513-3336.