The Internet’s 38 Best Home Goods and Furniture Shops
I thought this article from Racked was too good not to share. It has lots of my favorites such as smaller retailers Furbish, Pieces and Leontine Linens to big the guns like West Elm, 1st Dibs to flash sales. This is a great list!
The Internet's 38 Best Home Goods and Furniture Shops via Racked
And as we discovered when we were writing, many of these shops are as useful for gifting other people as they are for stocking your own home. So whether you're prepping for wedding season, searching for the perfect hostess gift, or sprucing up your own space, these are the 38 essential online home shops you need to know about, in no particular order.
C.Wonder. C.Wonder has a knack for making your home look preppy and put-together on the cheap. Picture frames, candles, vases, and throw pillows run deep here, with many options under $50. For a colorful accent piece or bright decorative statement, it's hard to do better.
Leontine Linens. The be-all, end-all on monograms. This shop was founded in the South, but any proper lady (or proper lady in training) will look ten times more glamorous with a monster-sized 'gram on their bed. It's also a no-brainer when you're stuck for a wedding gift.
Wayfair. Need a bunch of furniture in a hurry? Whether you've just upgraded to a multi-bedroom house or recently found yourself on the empty-apartment side of a break-up, you'll want bookmark this site. There's a huge, easy-to-sort selection for every imaginable room. Consider it the easy, quick-shipping way to shop brands big (Sferra) and small (Coyuchi).
Ok Store. The online outpost of the Los Angeles boutiques, OK is a modern, masculine, design shop. Head here for impressive novelty wedding presents: vintage phones, fancy trash baskets, and unusual barwear are to be had in the $50 to $150 range.
A Plus R.. This may be the only high-end design shop where you'll discover both the perfect bookends and the perfect vibrator. The lighting section here is especially awesome, with plenty of funky, affordable solutions to balance out with the $1500 floor lamp of your modernist dreams.
Canvas.. Soft, unstructured shapes and gentle colors define the modern-rustic aesthetic here. Canvas gets bonus points for their commitment to fair trade and sustainable production, and more bonus points for collabing with Jason Wu on a home collection. Tabletop and textiles are all chic and affordable enough for everyday, while the furniture is expensive enough to inspire confidence in its longevity.
John Derian. Truth be told, there's no substitute for the magical, fairy tale experience of wandering John Derian's East Village NYC shops. But if you are in need of a wedding or housewarming gift and a trip to the East Village isn't on your calendar, swing by the designer's website. The decoupage master's trays and paperweights make you the ultimate guest.
John Robshaw. Yards and yards of block-printed goodness is what you'll find at John Robshaw's online shop. Known for his updated spin on Asian and Indian patterns, Robshaw's extensive collection of bedding, pillows, curtains, rugs, stationery, and more is shoppable here. Prices are surprisingly affordable for all that hand work: think $295 for a 5×7 rug or $395 for a hand-stitched quilt.
. Dering Hall.Shop like a designer at this high-end online marketplace. Dering Hall takes credit for democratizing "to the trade" wares and giving interior designer access to the masses. Welcome to the inner sanctum.
World Market. There's a reason World Market is a favorite of recent college grads and young couples all over the country: They have hands down the best prices for globally influenced furnishings and accessories. Skip the practical furniture—coaches, tables, and the like, where quantity tends to trump quality—and head for the decorative accents. Rad flatware and marzipan pigs are just a few of the hidden gems. Pinterest devotees will also love their "Most Pinned Products" section.
Design Within Reach. Behold the Mecca of modern, where you can shop all the furniture from your favorite magazines as well as classic design pieces, like the famous Eames lounge chair. This is not your starter furniture store. Nothing here is cheap; hell, for many people, nothing here is even affordable. But who needs affordable when you've got iconic?
Furbish. Get ready to hear "Where did you find that?!" about every piece you buy from this North Carolina-based online shop. Kaleidoscopic patterns and eccentric color mixing are signatures of owner Jamie Meares's style. Enjoy browsing quirky statement gifts for under $100, a mix of new and antique furniture, and unique finds, like one-of-a-kind Kilim rugs.
Lulu and Georgia. Founder Sara Sugarman has managed to create an online experience that mirrors the feel of shopping with your best girlfriend. Colorful, classic, Jet Set-inspired pieces for nearly any budget can be found here, and bonus points for the site's helpful, achievable decorating guides.
Zinc Door. When it comes to popular homegoods brands, the more the merrier at this one-stop-shop for trendy accessories. If you're in need of contemporary basics from designers like Jonathan Adler, Dwell Studio, Trina Turk, and dash & albert, look no further.
Jonathan Adler. This is where Barbie would shop, if Barbie had a sense of humor. Cheeky touches and bright colors are the signatures of Adler's happy-chic style, and his collections have grown along with his empire. Shop everything from ceramic bookends to upholstered chairs and glass tables. Leave your fear of pink at the door.
Pieces Inc. "Cool girl" vintage pieces reimagined with Southern flair is what you'll find at the online outpost of this Atlanta boutique. From furniture to mirrors, rugs, and chandeliers, every piece is one-of-a-kind. It's also one of the pricier shops on this list, but head here for inspiration even if you don't plan to drop $2000 on a pair of lucite lamps: The site is designed more like a blog than a traditional e-commerce platform, which means you can search by color and material, making browsing the continually changing inventory all the more fun.
CB2. CB2 is the gateway drug between your Ikea years and your long future as a design affectionado. Modern, functional basics for distinctly achievable prices are the name of the game here, and one of the best parts for apartment dwellers is that many of the pieces are designed specifically with small spaces in mind—a rare find in the world of chic interiors. Thanks for the under-the-bed storage, CB2!
West Elm. Great prices, pretty excellent quality, and on-trend design are on offer at at Pottery Barn's younger, hipper offshoot. Like CB2, this store is geared towards city dwellers—so you can expect smaller-scale furniture, easy assemblage, and a totally decent shot at finding a bookshelf to fit in that weird corner of the living room.
Room and Board. Furniture goes for a slightly higher price than the average chain retailer here, but it's worth it for the oodles of custom and classic design pieces in their lineup. The Minnesota-based company also puts a strong emphasis on American craftsmanship, with more than 90% of their assortment made by woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, metalworkers, and artists across the United States.
Thomas Paul. The funkiest of the high-end print makers, Thomas Paul encourages you to indulge your love of geometric patterns, botanical sketches, vintage typewriters, and birds on things. There's nothing Paul can't slap a print on, from silk pillows to lamp shades. He also gets the prize for best elephant shower curtain we've ever laid eyes on.
Decor NYC. Like a super-luxe version of Craigslist, this site has some great designer cast-offs and amazing bang for your buck in both the decor and furniture arenas: Think John Derian plates for $45, half-price Arne Jacobsen bar stools, and a decent array of fancy sofas.
Anthropologie. From patterned flatwear to antiquey-looking wallpaper, find all the bohemian, ethereal accents your inner girly-girl desires. And here's a DIYer tip: if your real-life budget doesn't quite meet your Gyp-set aspirations, Anthro also has an amazing selection of knobs, hooks, and other filigreed hardwear for sprucing up garage sale finds.
Urban Outfitters. Urban offers up surprisingly good quality at dorm-room prices. In addition to the requisite nods to hipster living (we're looking at you, $69 record storage shelf) there are lots of fun takes on trends like tribal prints and ironwork that would feel quite at home in an adult's living room.
The Future Perfect. Up and coming designers know they've made it when they're stocked at this shop. There's a very Brooklyn focus on stripped-down cool, and a very Brooklyn price tag to go with.
Poppin. Every home office deserves a touch of Poppins electric-hued desk necessities—their orange stapler alone serves as a mini makeover. Top that off with free monograms on just about everything and you've got the most cheerful way to show up for work we've yet discovered.
HomeMint. Believe it or not, Justin Timberlake's confusing foray into home decor has resulted in a chic, affordable, relaxed, California-inspired line that gives celebrity collaborations a good name. Alpaca blankets for $140, throw pillows for $20, and woven baskets for $15 means it's also an ideal first stop for hostess gifts.
DwellStudio Originally a bedding destination, Dwell Studio's collection has grown to encompass everything from furniture to baby accessories. A blogger favorite, here's where to find the cheery textiles and feminine furniture you recognize from online home tours and show like The Mindy Project.
Module R. Behold amazing solutions for small spaces that look much cooler than you'd expect for the price. The schtick here is customizable, modular storage: buy as many units as you need and then stack, nest, alter, expand, and recombine to your heart's content.
MoMA Store. Skip over the art posters and go straight for accessories inspired
by the masters. The museum shop is especially good for mugs, tchotchkes, stocking stuffers, and other gifts for people you really don't know very well.
Minted. Get personalized art prints and stationery from this online art-tailer. Minted holds monthly design challenges for stationery, invitations, calendars, and other categories, and customers vote on the winners. Designs tend towards the cheerful and inventive and away from the twee.
1stdibs.com. Serious collectors take note: this is the industry's leading marketplace for vintage and antique pieces—specifically the classics. Nearly every dealer worth their weight in Eames has a listing here.
Barneys New York. Flotaki rugs, fornasetti candles, Connor stationery—Barneys online home section has basically everything you need to make your home look, feel, and smell luxurious.
Eskayel. Dreamy, watercolor-y, kaledescope-y patterns in wallpaper, pillows, rugs, etc. that will leave every visitor marveling over your good eye. This is also a good stop for anyone with fussy significant others or roommates of the opposite sex, as the painterly feel of the designs hits a nice balance between masculine and feminine.
One Kings Lane. The flash sale site with the most consistent mix of furniture and accessories, One Kings Lane does for online decor what Gilt did for fashion.
Gilt Home. And speaking of Gilt, they, have a strong home section, too. Check in at noon daily for tons of faux fur pillows, high-end furnishings, and awesome themed sales that are perfect for anyone in the market for a complete look—all at a discount, of course.
Circa Lighting. Lighting is one of the hardest decor problems to solve, so praise the internet gods who saw fit to bring this emporium to the world wide web. Brilliant sconces, pages of floor lamps, and every chandelier you could possibly imagine have a home here.
Fab. A long-standing Racked favorite in a variety of categories, Fab's home section is chock full of the stuff you never knew you needed (hello, mini globe of New York!) that suddenly becomes the stuff you can't live without (quirky art prints and mugs). They've also just launched their own textiles line of graphic, brightly hued pillows and rugs.
Please make sure you "like" The English Room on Facebook.
Please feel free to contact The English Room if you are interested in our interior design services in Charlotte or beyond.