Furniture shopping is both an exciting and daunting task. Exciting, because it often marks a move to a new place. Daunting, because it’s a lot to ask of your bank account. . It also requires a whole lot of details. Will the dresser fit in the walk-in closet? Does the coffee table match your sofa? Will the dining table double as a desk? But once you’ve answered all of the critical questions, the fun begins. The only thing left to do is decide where you’ll purchase your new pieces, and that’s easy—at one of the following places.
The furniture brand formerly known as Restoration Hardware is your one-stop shop for luxurious minimalist home goods. Marble, neutrals, gold, and wood are recurring themes in the brand’s sleek and industrial designs. RH works with artisans worldwide to create unique, yet durable collections. In recent years, the decor giant has expanded its offering beyond stores to galleries. Part retail shop, restaurant, and art exhibition, RH Galleries turn furniture buying into an otherworldly experience.
Serena and Lily
Want a fresh, bright, and airy vibe in your new house? Call on Serena & Lily. The brand specializes in French-inspired bistro chairs, crisp hotel linens with cheery borders, and wicker loveseats begging for a porch view of the ocean. Classic prints—seersucker, gingham, and palm—feature prominently in Serena & Lily’s decor, as do colors that never go out of style, like blue, green, and yellow. And if you require accent pieces like pillows, throws, mirrors, or baskets, they have that too. It’s breezy California style at its finest.
Jonathan Adler’s designs are bold, loud, and fabulous. The designer combines luxe elements—velvet and gold, acrylic and nickel, brass and glass—with geometric prints and contrasting colors, like black and white. Trinkets and pillows are whimsical and cheeky. From a hand-embroidered tiger pillow to a porcelain kitchen canister that says “weed,” Adler’s accessories scream fun. When you walk into a Jonathan Adler store, be careful, you might not find what you’re looking for, but you definitely won’t leave empty-handed.
Contemporary, collected, and cool are three words that describe West Elm. It’s a reliable brand where you can discover timeless pieces like mid-century dining tables, European linen duvet covers, and cozy swivel chairs. There’s a comfortable and inviting quality to West Elm’s furniture. It’s the sort of pieces that feel lived in and unfussy. They make an excellent backdrop for a relaxed, yet refined lifestyle.
Want Hollywood glamour in your home? Interior designer to the stars Kelly Wearstler has you covered. Wearstler is a master of mixture and pairs patterns with different textures, colors, and metallic finishes. She combines vintage and antique items from different periods to create a sophisticated,fashionable look. Her distinct style can be seen at Proper Hotels and on her website, where you can shop stone side benches, striped settees, and floating chandelier pendants.
Croft House LA
Croft House LA specializes in quality handcrafted furniture. All products are manufactured in Southern California and exude casual elegance. Various woods—walnut, maple, birch, and alder—commingle with leather details and shades of cream. It’s the sort of furniture you would expect to find in a beachside bungalow in Malibu. Clean, minimalist, chic pieces that allow negative space and natural light to flourish.
Chicago-based home decor brand Jayson Home sells new and vintage furniture. Walk into its store or browse its website, and you’ll find a treasure trove of eclectic and eye-catching items. There’s a found element to Jayson’s designs; everything feels like your crazy, lovable aunt picked it up while traveling in faraway lands. Jayson is a place to shop for statement pieces that will have house guests begging you to tell them where you bought it.
Brook & Lou
Sumptuous fabrics and thoughtful details abound at Brooke & Lou. The brand’s tagline is “life-friendly,” and founder Bria Hammel creates pretty pieces that are made to last—and stand the test of messy children, wild dogs, and sloppy party guests. Various shades of white, beige, and grey are the prominent colors, but the style options are plentiful. There are over 50 different rug designs alone! Hammel leaves nothing overlooked and offers everything from kids' nightstands to outdoor chaise lounges.
Hollywood at Home
Although the brand is called Hollywood at Home, designer Peter Dunham’s aesthetic is internationally influenced. Raised in France and educated in England, Dunham came to Los Angeles by way of New York. All of these city’s styles are reflected in his fabrics and furniture. If you’re searching for a striking piece that will stand out, say a four-poster bed or wicker credenza, look no further than Hollywood at Home.
Shoppe Amber Interiors
Founded by Amber Lewis and her husband Mike, Shoppe Amber Interiors is a destination for laid-back luxury. The California-based couple curate a section of heirloom-inspired goods from local and global makers that feature cozy fabrics, earthy elements, and brushed metals. They also have an exclusive line of furniture that is both traditional and one-of-a-kind. Covet a woven leather stool, red wooden cupboard, or tufted upholstery headboard.
Art and interior design collide at Arteriors. The brand is known for its collaborations with artisans and designers and its unexpected,understated furniture and decor. If you’re in need of superior lighting, look no further. Arteriors offers every type of lighting under the sun, from pendants and chandeliers to flush mounts and sconces. The brand also sells old-school items you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. We’re talking fireplace tools, decanter sets, and wildly unique marble sculptures.
Who hasn’t walked into Anthropologie to pick out a cardigan and found themselves instead wandering wistfully through the furniture section? Certainly not us. The inviting in-store vignettes showcase the uniqueness of the furniture, and we want it all, rom plush velvet sectionals to desks that mean business. Another great thing about the brand’s home section? Its selection of hardware. If you want to jazz up an old dresser with cool new knobs, you’ll source them at Anthro.
ABC Carpet & Home
Color and quality are two things you’ll consistently find at New York-based decor brand ABC Carpet and Home. Their approach to design is sustainable, so you can feel good about making an environmentally-sound furniture purchase. Its assortment of goods is plentiful, with vintage and new items sold side by side. Where else can you shop a minimalist tempered glass console and an antique Burmese offering box?
If boring isn’t a word in your vocabulary, check out Tov Furniture. The brand is like a cooler younger sister. It’s youthful and fun, wild and edgy. You’ll find velvet loveseats with gold legs, rustic wooden bed frames with hidden storage, and art-deco-inspired lacquer buffets. The best thing about Tov is that it’s on the more affordable end of furniture brands, which means you can have your chaise lounge and accent chair too.