If you’ve ever wondered where shield mag design and editors bloggers go to find the upcoming big (small ) thing, look no further then this roundup of well-edited web stores which are”off the beaten path.”
From handmade heirlooms, vintage wit and the creations of global artisans, I have chosen a few of my favourite selections from each store. It’s the substance stylists’ dreams are made from.
–Jenn from Department of the Interior
Clear Glass Edison Light Lamp – $195
I discovered Haus Interior while switching a few of my shield mags, and noticed they are all sourcing from here. I adore Haus Interior and navigate it anytime I think my flat is in need of an infusion of NYC cool. Case in point, this ultra cool edison lightbulb hurricane.
Blue Collection Painting – $175
Grouped together or separately, these little blue paintings really are a great, nondescript accent for any sort of house, but it’s the little details that get mein this situation, the little weather report in the base of each painting.
Dauville Gold-Brushed Nesting Bowls
You might remember visiting the Shelter Island residence of Canvas owners Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie in some magazines, which Scandinavia–cum–shore house feel translates to the easy, airy aesthetic of the store’s wares. I’m always a sucker for an easy white bowl, however, the gold-brushed inner liner of those bowls elevates them into show-stopping status.
Pilmlico Bedroom Chair – $1,890
Another basic of Canvas’s line-up are traditional furniture shapes made fresh with muted handwoven linens. The Pimlico Chair pictured this is a personal favourite.
Basics Candles – $28
I’m of the belief that you can never have a lot of white scented candles stocked in your cabinets. I adore the delicate scents of Canvas’s fundamental cocktail, and also the packaging guarantees a winning hostess present.
Brook Farm General Store
Brooklyn-based Brook Farm General Store is the number one source for nicely made, no-fuss fundamentals. I remember curling up under a cotton blanket substantially enjoy this one for the majority of my youth, and that I could think of several things more comfortable and nostalgic for me. Speaking of nostalgic, the published phrase senovinis on the trimming means”immemorial” or even”conservative” in Lithuania, where the blankets are created.
Paris Hotel Boutique
Decorative Artwork of Victoria’s Era ~ 1st Ed. – $75
I have yet to find a better source for vintage books than Lynn Goldfinger’s Paris Hotel Boutique (assuming you judge a book by its cover — and styling potential, of course!)
Actually, I managed to evaluate a 1950s edition of Jane Eyre I had been hunting for months only yesterday. Because I’m a very nice woman, I have left this first edition in stock only for you, although it would seem mighty nice on my coffee table…
Sue Fisher King
Astier de Villatte Sobre Big Paris Vase – $212
There once was a time when just a trip to Paris could place you in possession of Astier de Villatte’s decadently milky ceramics. Fortunately for state-side collectors, these days are long gone. Sue Fisher King has the best online choice by much, and the remainder of her high end offers are perfectly beautiful as well — think D. Porthault bedding, John Derian decoupage and Christopher Spitzmiller lamps.
Fog Linen Kitchen Cloth – $16
While Pod’s store is small, I really like their choice of Fog Linen and other handmade items for your kitchen. If you like food photography, Pod has an abundance of little details which make the care that you put into your cooking come through on film.
Petite Wire Mesh Pot – $9
These wire planters retain all of the attention on the blossoms they hold, and that is why I love them.
Sailor Stripe Pillow – $56
Haus also offers a fantastic choice of accent pillows. This sailor stripe one is posh enough to adorn a sofa in the city, shore or nation.
The Loaded Trunk
Granada Oval Trays – $65
Loaded Trunk owner Roni Jaco trots the world looking for truly unique artisan-made products: think authentic suzanis, Mexican bedspreads and those aluminum trays from Granada.
The Loaded Trunk
Hand Woven Iringa Basket – $59
Hand-woven baskets such as these are catching on everywhere, but there’s nothing like the real thing. The Loaded Trunk’s baskets are woven in Tanzania and at $59 are reasonably priced. I really like the shot of hot pink in this .
Beach Towel – $45
L-Atitude is another wanderlust purveyor that crossed my radar when ultimate style blogger Garance Doré composed about them. L-Atitude’s offerings are primarily fashion at the moment, but there’s a small home segment sourced directly from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Hammam towels are most definitely on trend, and that I really like the fact that this beach towel can double as a sarong.
Family Chairs Style 3 & 4 Set – $630
Horne is another perennial editor fave, and no wonder — they always deliver clean contemporary design and home accessories in a respectable price point (read: not completely through the roof, but not cheap either). This pair of stick back seats from Design House Stockholm are ideal illustrations.
Cowhide Rug – Caramel Yerra – $452
Cowhide is not for everyone, but if you are a fan, this authentic hide from Horne is a fantastic value.
Handmade Pendleton Wool Pillow Cover by Little Byrd Vintage – $38
I couldn’t finish this list without mentioning some of my favourite Etsy stores. Small Byrd Vintage in Portland has an amazing choice of western/country vintage, like this pillow made from a vintage Pendleton throw.
Vintage Cast Iron Horse Dual Wall Hook by High Street Market – $28
High Street Market is another brilliant source for vintage on Etsy having an infinite supply of quirky brass knicknacks, refurbished lamps and more. It’s like rummaging through a fantastic estate sale from the comfort of your property.
Vintage Louis XVI Chair – $1,895
Inspired by the eponymous book by the naturalist John Burroughs, Wake Robin is still another source for artisan-sourced merchandise. I fell in love with the comparison between the elaborate shape of the Louis XVI chair along with the simplicity of the cotton canvas upholstery.
Calypso St. Barth
Pig Bank – $195
Resort-wear store Calypso St. Barth is another unexpected source for home decor, but they possess a secret choice of gorgeous rugs, cushions, books and much more — including this kooky trendy semi bank. Every home requires some wit and also this Harry Allen designed gilded piggy manages to be cute, smart and, well, sort of weird all at once. So of course I love it.
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