In 2014, I opened a home staging and furniture rental company. It was a lot of physical labor!
In 2015, upon graduating college, my eldest son, Sam Kimball, joined the company and we changed the vision into a retail concept - Modern Relik was born. Originally housed in a warehouse in the suburbs of Boston, the store became a popular haunt for interior designers and those “in the know”, featuring fun music vibes and some great parties.
In 2019, a more mature vision for Modern Relik came to be when we opened our first flagship store in the South End of Boston’s fashionable SOWA arts district. An emporium full of beautiful objects and home furnishings, Modern Relik was awarded Best Furniture Store in Boston, MA by Boston Magazine in its first year.
In 2021, a partnership with the ultra-elegant Boston Harbor Hotel began. Together with the brilliantly talented architect, Jerome Cooper King, the hotel’s existing gift shop was completely rethought. Modern Relik formulated a unique hospitality concept for the hotel, featuring products curated to reflect the hotel’s brand for luxury, travel, and a pampered lifestyle.
In 2023, more refinement and exciting changes happening!