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Cyd & Neal’s Vintage Vibes in Point Breeze

With one working for Pittsburgh furniture mecca Weisshouse and the other managing the day-to-day operations of their mega-cool vintage shop Mello & Sons, it should not surprise you that Cyd and Neal Mello’s Point Breeze home looks like an Instagram dream.  From the moment you hit their front porch and you see the vintage play car, you get an immediate vibe of Cyd & Neal’s passion and taste for all things perfectly antiqued.

The two landed back in Pittsburgh (after years in Brooklyn running the acclaimed Grand Street Bakery in Williamsburg), excited for more space for their two young boys to run around and for new adventures.  For Cyd, it would be returning to help run their family business, Weisshouse in Shadyside. The new job came with serious perks like shopping trips to vintage markets and home shows, as well as a two-story showroom to outfit their new home.  The couple would also open a vintage shop in Lawrenceville unlike any other in the city, more like a stylized boutique with handpicked denim (Neal’s specialty), leather jackets, vinyl and furniture. If you haven’t popped into Mello & Sons yet, you are missing out.

 

Walking through the front door, you immediately understand the couple’s love of all things vintage.  Though they have lived in their yellow brick home for just over a year, the warmth of each room feels as though they have been there for a decade.  This is a testament to their careful collection over the years of pieces that complement each other like the pair of gorgeous leather lounges in the living room alongside the simple schoolhouse dining room chairs.  Though vintage is the name of their game, the couple also mixes in new additions like their kid-tested (and approved) sectional from Weisshouse that has seen its share of jumps and still looks as sharp as the day they got it.

Our Favorites: The open kitchen shelves with perfect stacks of everyday essentials, the set of three B&B Italia tables instead of the standard sized coffee table,  the framed Smiths poster in the living room and Finn’s proudly displayed Pez collection.

 

Lift the look: Mix, match and take your time.  Cyd & Neal’s collection didn’t come together overnight. If you want more vintage in your apartment, start with some anchor pieces like a coffee table or a set of stools from Weisshouse (whose vintage collection is always a stunner) and slowly fill in. It will be worth the wait when you score that perfect addition, like that swoon-worthy Herman Miller lounge chair.

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