The 15 Best Places To Buy Furniture, According to Top Interior Designers
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It's easy to feel overwhelmed—and underwhelmed—when you're trying to decide where to shop online for furniture and decor. There's so much, and it can all start to look the same. To help you narrow down your search, we reached out to our network of interior designers and experts to get their thoughts on the best furniture brands to shop in 2023.
The best home stores feature a wide array of furniture and decor that can grow with your home. Even if you're on a tight budget, you can create a space that reflects your personality if you know how to think like a pro. All our experts agree that shopping vintage and bringing antique pieces into your home is the key to achieving a home that looks and feels like you.
"There's nothing less interesting to me than when a room is one-note or if someone sees a page in a catalog, throws it all in their cart, and hits purchase," interior design star Nate Berkus once told House Beautiful. "For me, vintage and antique things have always been a real opportunity to drive home the personality of the people who live or work in the space."
These are 15 furniture brands our favorite designers are trusting to furnish their projects now. You'll spot cult favorites like Amazon and exciting stores for shopping vintage all over the world. We also included sustainable home brands with high-quality furniture that stands the test of time. Ready, set, shop!
1stDibs is a prolific source for antiques from all over the world. Shop by period, style, material, and even place of origin to find exactly what you want from vetted dealers. "It is a way of not limiting yourself to what else is out there. It has a lot of furniture with so much personality, things you don’t see at a regular store," says designer Erik Millan.
We can't list designer favorites without mentioning one of the largest online retailers: Amazon. While it's a known fact that Amazon sells everything (tiny houses included), did you know that Amazon has its own furniture lines, Rivet and Stone & Beam? Designers praise Amazon for its quick delivery of coffee table books, pillow inserts, and vases.
The infamous Nomad sofa makes Burrow not just a designer favorite but an internet-wide favorite. The young and exciting home furnishings brand offers seating arrangements, storage shelves, rugs, and tables on its website. The best part? Burrow's sofas and sectionals are modular so you can rearrange them as needed.
While nothing can compare to perusing the aisles in one of Jayson Home's brick-and-mortar stores, its website continues to evolve as a go-to for interesting antique and vintage finds, furniture, and unique decor. We love browsing it for houseplants and bouquets (another reason why we crowned it one of the Best Home Stores in America!).
A slew of your favorite designers shopping with you in mind? Sign us up! Thanks to The Expert's newly unveiled e-commerce store, your home can look like a Pinterest board. Jeremy D. Clark says, "It is a treasure trove of unique furniture, decor, art, lighting, and more. Their curated showrooms from industry experts and their trusted sources are as inspiring as it is helpful."
The Essential Sofa
Sabai makes sustainable seating arrangements that arrive perfectly packed in plastic-free boxes. The sofas are made of natural fibers and polyester from recycled water bottles, while the frames are FSC-certified wood and CertiPUR-US foam. You can even trade in your Sabai or swap out pieces that wear over time.
Our designers keep Chairish at the top of their lists for shopping sprees. Whether you're looking for vintage finds at accessible entry points or a splashy investment piece, the brand has you covered, with products ranging from $50 to more than $50,00. Shopping the site is a true delight due to how specific you can get with your search. Dane Austin says, "Chairish is a treasure trove of beautiful pieces from every era and at every price point."
Shopping Anthropologie's extensive offerings is a boho-lovers dream, from rattan chairs that look like thrones to coffee tables you've saved for your Pinterest board. While the finds have a West Coast feel, you can easily bring furniture from Anthropologie into any interior without compromising your style.
Outer has some of the most innovative, high-quality, and sustainably made furniture on the market. The brand sells only outdoor-friendly furniture covered in fabrics that can weather any storm, from outdoor sectionals to a Live Better Award–winning blanket that protects you from bugs in the summer.
Serena & Lily
Director of Special Projects, Carisha Swanson says, "I love Serena and Lily because their pieces while they may seem coastal, actually are very classic and can fit into any style anywhere!" Whether it's a bedroom or the outdoor environment, it's always going to feel fresh, clean, and timeless with Serena and Lily.
Founded by the brothers behind cult fashion accessory brand WANT Les Essentiels, Goodee is a marketplace of unique home goods from a variety of fair-trade vendors and artisans. Its sustainable designs are not only stunning but give a platform to the work of skilled craftspeople from all over the world. It's the perfect place to find something one-of-a-kind for your loved ones and your home.
Frontgate is a House Beautiful favorite for multiple reasons and not just because we've collaborated with the designers on various capsule collections. With in-house designers, the brand doesn't miss a detail, creating furniture that appeals to various preferences like farmhouse and coastal.
Across the pond, your new favorite pre-owned furniture store awaits! Vinterior offers a thoughtful collection of vintage and antique finds from over 30 countries in various design aesthetics. Designer, Malcolm Simmons Jr says, "I bought my vintage dining chairs through them, and I just love browsing the site to see what’s available nearby."
"I recently stumbled across StandOut Spaces, and have fallen in love with their Antique French selections," says Next Wave 2023 designer, Evan Millárd. StandOut Spaces has various antique collections and prides itself on creating and refurbishing pieces that will last a lifetime.
Meta Coleman can't help but rave over the whimsy finds made through U.K.-based company, Matilda Goad. "She sells beautiful lighting, lampshades, and homewares. Everything she designs is so much fun!" says Coleman.
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