about 6th And detroit
6th And Detroit, founded by Michelle Qazi, is a thoughtfully curated home décor store that showcases a mix of unique styles from the 50s through the 80s. Originally started as an Etsy shop, Michelle uses social media to drive sales in a flash-sale like format which quickly made it a shopping destination for designers and vintage décor enthusiasts. 6th And Detroit opened its first brick and mortar in April 2016 in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach, CA. The store showcases visually appealing vignettes to provide shoppers with design inspiration in every corner. www.6thandDetroit.com
When Michelle Qazi moved in to her first apartment in Los Angeles off of 6th St / Detroit Ave (hence the shop name!), she discovered her love for decorating and built an appreciation of vintage furnishings. Fresh out of college and a small budget to work with, Michelle scoured flea markets, estate sales and vintage stores to furnish her apartment. Finding out she had a keen eye for design and quality, she turned this passion into a business.
In April 2015, Michelle launched her Etsy shop. Knowing the power of social media, Michelle used Instagram to help drive sales and present her styling and photography skills. Her online store and social sites quickly grew to be a shopping and inspiration destination. A year later, Michelle fulfilled her dream of owning a shop and opened 6th And Detroit’s brick and mortar. Similar to her social posts, the store showcases visually appealing vignettes so shoppers can find design inspiration and hand picked unique items.
She has expanded her services into rentals, staging, Airbnb consulting, interior design and styling. Both of her homes in Long Beach and Seattle are a reflection of the brand and have been featured in Design Sponge, The Jungalow, Houzz and Apartment Therapy. She has partnered with Dunn Edwards to help launch 2018’s Color of the Year, as well as produce her first 6th And Detroit branded items—A custom scented candle with Mr. B’s Necessities, and custom designed Turkish towels with House No. 23. Hopefully the first of many 6th And Detroit branded items.
Michelle Qazi is a mother of two, a self-taught interior designer, and a lover of the outdoors. Originally from Laguna Niguel, CA, Michelle earned her undergraduate degree in Advertising from California State University, Fullerton. After living in Long Beach for 10 years, she now currently resides in Seattle to explore expanding the brand and commutes between the two cities.