Shop Small Spotlight: The Tin Roof...a legacy of STYLE


Photo courtesy of The Tine Roof

The talented
Heather Hanley
is the owner and the creative director of three family-owned home furnishing stores with distinct personalities. Heather’s parents, Jim and Susan Hanley remain active in the family business and are trusted advisors for the forward thinking Heather. As for me, I’m not only a long-time customer but consider myself a friend of the family. As with many locally owned businesses this is not unique. Friends become clients and clients become friends. They have a way of making you feel not only welcome but special when you walk through their doors.
The Tin Roof
literally took over Hanley’s family-owned, second-generation appliance store, which was housed in a sustainable building just east of downtown Spokane in what is now coined as the Sprague Union District at 1727 E Sprague. The family’s ACME electronic & appliance store transformed into The Tin Roof, a beloved 35,000-square-foot showroom of carefully selected home furniture lines and thoughtful accessories. The stylish store features every style, from traditional to modern and carries top furniture lines such as including Bernhardt, Vanguard, LEE Upholstery, Flexsteel, Lexington, Stylus to name drop a few.

Photo courtesy of The Tine Roof

The firmly grounded Hanley family didn’t have to look far to find for their newest store. Despite there being a global pandemic, they recently opened
which is housed on the street level of the historic Framingham Building at 1730 E. Sprague Ave. This new endeavor features trendy home furniture, as well as décor at accessible prices. The 4,000-square-foot showroom will have rotating inventory to ensure a constant selection of new items.
This store should encourage you to stop ordering sight unseen furniture on-line often based primarily on price. Instead come in, touch the table, sit on the sofa and take it home. Bide & Burgeon’s location holds special meaning for Hanley family as it’s where Heather’s grandfather, Arch, opened the original electronics shop Acme Electric 75 years ago. Its literally across the street from The Tin Roof. The modern feel of the furnishings provides a stunning contrast to the reclaimed building. Don’t take my word for it, stop by and check it out.
The third store is reSkued is nestled behind The Tin Roof. It accepts select used furniture and acts as clearance center for the other stores. Many of those vintage pieces are restyled and given new life in an effort to find them a home. As a designer, Hanley uses heirlooms and antiques to give a reference point and sense of history to her projects. Just the other day before even walking through the shop, I decided on three oversized accent pillows that literally sparked JOY for a fraction of the suggested retail price. Go check it out and score on some great pieces at a fraction of the regular price.

My “Spark JOY” find at ReSkued

It’s highly recommended you tap into one of the readily available designers to transform your space into something remarkable. With a staff of designers of varying backgrounds and personal styles with access to the inventory of all three stores, no project is out of reach. If you’ve toured the Spokane Home Builder’s Fall Festival of Homes, you’ve undoubtedly have been emerged in award winning home furnishings staged by this talented group.
We love that the Hanley family businesses are continuously involved with community causes that make a significant difference in the lives of others in our community. This now third generation, family owned and operated small business has been a part of the community since 1945 and is dedicated to making Spokane a great place to shop.
This holiday season is a great time to shop local. Honestly, local businesses are counting on it. Okay, maybe a sectional or dining room set isn’t an on your Christmas gift list. Although that would be awesome. Home furnishings such as wall art, lamps, rugs, accent pillows and other accessories make great gifts, as does a store gift certificate.

Photo by Young Kwak

My Writing Room

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We made the cover!

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life”. 
Elise de Wolfe

The link is from a magazine article showcasing Heather’s talent in making our space “very us”


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