Happy 4th of July Weekend!! Is it me or is it weird to think we are already at that halfway point of the year???!!! This whole getting older time flies thing is really grabbing hold these days! In honor of this next half of the year, I’m introducing a new series. Today, is our first “Where to Shop” post. This first post is Where to Shop for Home Decor, specifically those special pieces.
This will be a mainstay Friday series here on B@H and it was really bred out of questions from you lovely readers and social media followers. I get asked on a regular basis where do I shop for fill in the _____ or where did you get that almost daily, so– light bulb! What a great series to share on the blog! Each week, I will feature a specific topic and share my favorite go-to sources.
Today’s topic: Where to Shop for Home Decor…specifically those special pieces and why…
I am a big fan of layered and collected spaces. In our home or when working with clients that is what I strive to create. Mixing high-end decor and furnishings with vintage or thrifted treasures can create a unique surrounding no matter how high or low of a budget you have.
I am a big proponent of shopping local and hunting for quality vintage pieces, but sometimes you come back empty-handed or can’t find exactly what you are looking for. I also live in a region right now that is short on high-end decor shops and furnishings, so I do A LOT of sourcing online.
Whether you can only splurge on one great designer sofa and have to source the rest from big box retailers, it’s all about creating the right mix. You really do get what you pay for, unless you score an amazing vintage piece for cheap. I’m all about finding treasure, but I also appreciate a quality well-built new piece of furniture or decor.
Knowing where to splurge and where to save is something I’ve learned through trial and error in my own home. I’d rather save a couple of months to get that really fab mirror I love than try to find a cheaper version that I most likely will regret. Buy what you really love and it will always be stylish to you. When I started this approach in my home, it was a big game changer. I have pieces from 10 years ago I still get asked about and love just as much today as the first day I bought them. This isn’t about being trendy, it’s about collecting what speaks to you. That is how you get a space that you will love for the long haul.
Whether it be a really great coffee table or pair of bookends, adding something a bit more artisan and polished to a space really takes it up a notch. You can tell the difference in the finishes and quality, so yes, it is worth the money.
Here are my 10 favorite shops I frequent to find those special pieces. They are all online and have been great to purchase from. These shops all carry fabulous makers. You won’t be disappointed with their selections. Some are more decor and gift oriented and others offer everything you could possibly want for your home. You can score some barware and smaller decor items that won’t break the bank so don’t discount these shops if your budget is tighter.
These are my 10 most shopped online retailers when sourcing specialty pieces (in no particular order)…
ONE | SHOP CANDELABRA
One stop shopping for lighting, furniture, mirrors, rugs, and decor. This online source carries some of my favorite brands like Arteriors, Bungalow 5, Cyan, Taylor Burke Home, Times Two Design, and more.
TWO | SHOPTEN25
Fantastic source for accessories, wall decor, lighting, furniture, pillows and rugs. Excellent selection of makers. They also have fun offerings for the littles too!
THREE | ZINC DOOR
Fabulous brand selection for furniture, lighting, decor, bed and bath. You can also visit their sister site Layla Grace from their homepage and find even more!
FOUR | LULU & GEORGIA
Everything for your home from glam to modern to boho. An excellent rug selection and decor selection.
FIVE | MINTWOOD HOME
Such a fun shop for furnishings, gifts, and decor. Great makers and the barware shop is a favorite here. Offering a custom pillow studio with designer fabrics.
SIX | ONE KINGS LANE
This sale site of curated shops is always worth checking out. Quality pieces and they are growing their vintage offerings. Definitely something for every taste and I always love shopping their site. Better be ready to buy because things can fly fast!
SEVEN | FURBISH STUDIO
Unique finds for your home. I love their art selections and they have an awesome blue & white shop! A bit of an eclectic mix and it’s always changing.
EIGHT | WAITING ON MARTHA
Blogger Mandy Kellogg Rye has really knocked it out of the park with her online shop! Great offerings for tabletop, barware, gifts, and decor.
NINE | DOMINO
It’s no surprise that one of my all-time favorite magazines has an equally amazing online shop. Anything and everything for your home, for you, and even for your kids.
TEN | GILT HOME
Yes, another sale site, but they keep the focus on designer goods. You can find some really great decor pieces here and get a bit of savings too so it is worth checking out.
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Those are my 10 that I currently frequent when I am looking for entertaining goods, a quality furniture piece, or a fabulous piece of home decor. Everyone deserves a little glamour in their life, don’t you think?
So, now that we’ve done our splurge shopping…next Friday’s Where to Shop will be featuring my favorite retailers at a more attainable price point. I realize not everyone can afford designer everything, myself included! Keeping with my ‘know where to splurge and where to save’ philosophy, I’ll be sharing my 10 Favorite Shops for Home Decor at a budget-friendly price point. It’s all about the mix! I’ll be sharing what I source from these shops that won’t disappoint.
Happy 4th of July!!
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