Shop Talk

Mix Master

By Heather Weekley
Photos by Will Shilling
From the September/October 2013 issue of Capital Style
  • Sleeper Find: Brooklyn Slate Cheese plate $29-35
  • Showstopper: Multi-drawer Cabinet, $4,000


Adam Gibson

Shop: Mix: Home

Specialty: Vintage, antique and collectable décor

Adam Gibson studied architecture and interior design before heading into the restaurant business (you may know him from Mitchell’s Steakhouse Downtown). He returned to his creative roots when he opened Mix: Home in Clintonville two years ago. Now he and his wife Shauna, a fashion designer at Abercrombie & Fitch, infuse their style into pieces they reclaim and redesign. “They’re pieces people will enjoy for a lifetime,” Gibson says. 

3515 N. High St., Clintonville; Mix-Home.com

Showstopper: Multi-drawer Cabinet, $4,000

Sleeper Find: Brooklyn Slate Cheese plate $29-35 

How would you describe the shop’s vibe?

It’s a timeless aesthetic, with a mix of the new and the old.

What other locally owned stores do you admire?

Grid for a more modern aesthetic. And at Grandview Mercantile, the whole vibe is really cool. The folks at Bungalow Home are great, and so is Dan from Elm & Iron. I also like The Collection in Powell.

What are you doing when you’re not here?

Usually something involving the children (daughter Ella, 8, and son Finn, 5). We’re kind of homebodies, and love spending time with family and friends. My wife is from England, so we love traveling there.

Single favorite item to eat in the city?

The chicken avocado sandwich from Northstar. It’s the thing I eat most commonly.

Best place to enjoy a drink?

I wish I could make it there more, but Curio is one of my top places. I like leaving what I drink up to the bartenders.

Ultimate Saturday in Columbus?

Spending time at the zoo with my family in the morning, and maybe a pool visit in the afternoon. And if we can take in a Clippers game or a Blue Jackets game, we like to do that.

Best business tip you can offer?

Plan as much as you can and follow that plan as well as you can.

If you had a personal mission statement, what would it be?

Give 100 percent all the time, and don’t leave anything for tomorrow that you can get done today.

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