Photo by Grace Willis of True Grace Photography

Humboldt Park

Humboldt House

1045 N California Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622



It was a desire to do something of her own and a passion for designing spaces that led Claire Tibbs to open Humboldt House, a vintage and modern home shop appropriately nestled in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. The shop stocks furniture, jewelry, and lifestyle goods, from barware to apothecary products. Tibbs travels far and wide for her selections, as showcased by the shop’s statement pieces like wall-mounted bullhorns and smoked glass geometric coffee tables.

Nicole Schnitzler

Jeff Donahue of Sportsman's Club / Humboldt House

A woman named Claire runs Humbolt House, and she has such a great eye. She sources a lot of vintage, beautiful furniture that they refinish. She also has a lot of cool decorations for the house. It’s kind of a Southwestern Native American feel, but it’s very midcentury modern at the same time.

— Jeff Donahue of Sportsman's Club


Claire and Lauren of Foxtail + Moss / Humboldt House

Humboldt House carries some of the most mind blowing, beautiful rugs and textiles that we've ever laid eyes on. If you're lucky, you'll find shop dog, Lady Bird, lounging on the current sofa inventory just waiting to cuddle!

— Claire and Lauren of Foxtail + Moss