The character "Jia" translates to "house" or "home" in Chinese, yet it means so much more than the physical space of a dwelling. It is one's family, one's heritage, the collection of experiences and backgrounds that reflect in the choices made within the space. While these choices can consist of the placement of cherished heirlooms or the presence of revered objects, often they can also be expressed by the absence of things, through how the space itself embodies beauty and quiet.
was born out of a love of Asia and the devotion to bringing a unique collection of antiques, artifacts, art, and authentic pieces---together with their stories---to New England designers and decorators.
Owner Betsy Sweat, a twelve-year resident of Hong Kong and a homeowner in Thailand, returned to Boston to share her love for the region and the stories of these cultures. After more than twenty years in the corporate world where she traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, and Korea, Betsy's focus has shifted from business to buying trips!
In a collection ranging from one-of-a-kind pieces discovered in remote areas, to the latest trends from up-and-coming artists and artisans in the region, Jia Moderne draws upon years of travel and experience that has surfaced unique sources for the discerning trade professional. With buying trips several times a year, Betsy brings to you a collection that will enhance and endow any modern space—whether domestic or corporate—with its own unique blend that is Ancient Asia + Contemporary Living.