Looking through the selection at High Street Furnishings is like going through your friend-with-the-cool-mom's basement. The items look a little dated but coo vintage chic.

Looking through the selection at High Street Furnishings is like going through your friend-with-the-cool-mom's basement. The items look a little dated but coo vintage chic.

The home decor store celebrated its grand re-opening last weekend. For about a year, High Street Furnishings had a Short North address on the corner of Fifth and High streets, but owner Christy Clagg got the itch to relocate.

The new Clintonville space (formerly Once Upon a Pet) is smaller than the old spot, but Clagg said its charm, and the charm of her new neighborhood, perfectly parallel her store's mission.

"It has a good vibe, good bones," she said. "It's contemporary and there's an artsy vibe, an environmental focus."

High Street Furnishings has a mix of new and antique home items, but the standouts, Clagg said, are the restoration pieces.

An interior designer for 11 years, Clagg and three other distributors who stock the store often take their finds from flea markets and auctions and re-claim, re-purpose and re-cool.

A worn armchair was reupholstered with an aqua-dyed feed sack. A coat of red paint lit up an old chandelier. Discarded paned windows were enlivened with misted glass and painted bird silhouettes. They've been "flying off the shelves," Clagg said, pun probably intended.

With many items, customers get to decide the final look. For instance, an eye-catching, horizontally hung door covered with colorful burlap sacks could work as a headboard, a piece of art or an office bulletin board.

High Street Furnishings also sells jewelry, such as vintage pendant necklaces and embellished flower brooches, displayed on an antique platter.

Clagg keeps a list of customers' furniture requests, and she hopes to track down each of those pieces in the coming years. During that time frame, she plans to stay in Clintonville.

"I can see myself putting roots here," Clagg said. "Maybe I should have been here all along."