While some may find a particular appeal to a hot and humid afternoon spent digging through thrift shops and dusty resale joints, it is safe to assume no one really enjoys a day at the mall, trapped among the crazed masses while in search of the perfect picture frame. Home Décor and all its offshoots—gifts, accessories and lifestyle—has blown up in recent years, and, now, with the help of the Internet, finding the perfect piece has become as easy as a tap on the keyboard and a swipe to the right. Though the discovery of a hidden gem found behind a dusty bookshelf in a shop’s basement will always be a gratifying and exhilarating achievement, the sites listed below have a few tricks up their sleeves as well.
So, if the entryway of your apartment is in dire need of a statement mirror or wall plaque, or if a lonely space in your bedroom beckons for a sitting stool or leather valise, there is sure to be something on one of these sites to strike the fancy of any home designer, novice and experienced alike. At least, we think so! If not, back to the musty, dusty thrift shops for you.
Dreamy beach vistas and where sand meets sea inform Brooklyn-based design studio Eskayel’s aesthetic. Founded by artist and designer, Shanan Campanaro, Eskayel and its vivid textiles and beachy cool wallpaper add a touch of island chill to any home. Customization is the name of the game with Eskayel and they manage to keep their production local to the northeast, as well as use organic denim and natural linen. Though, as with many home décor options, the bigger pieces can be on the spendier side. Eskayel does offer more budget-friendly throw pillows and stationary, but, either way, a home décor find from this seaside haven, NYC bungalow can only be considered a positive investment.
Cocos Dove Rug via Eskayel, From $2,520
9. Lulu & Georgia
While Lulu & Georgia may be named for two men—the founder’s grandfather, Lou, and father, George—this interior design one-stop shop is all about the femme. Sarah Sugarman’s West Hollywood startup is known for its unique and eclectic vibe. Always with a brilliant pop of color, Lulu & Georgia offers quite the inspired collection of accessories for the home. With original rugs, agate coasters and a fantastic array of furniture—from headboards to ottomans—Sugarman is sure to have done her family proud with her southern California flair and vibrant style.
Taj Mahal Lanterns via Lulu & Georgia, $170
8. Holler & Squall
Leave the rummaging to husband and wife team Gillette and Zachariah Wing of Holler & Squall. With a shop in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, as well as a strong presence on 1st Dibs, Holler & Squall has some truly unique pieces. So, whether you are on the hunt for a pair of 20th Century Foo Dogs, or a 1950s Orange Garden Table, take a quick spin through Holler & Squall’s finely curated inventory. One of the more eclectic shops listed, they are sure to have that one statement piece you have been looking for.
Bronze Ram’s Head via Holler & Squall, $900
7. Canvas Home
Andrew Corrie created Canvas Home with a clear vision in mind: simple sustainability. His modern yet approachable take on home décor is rooted in a clean and minimal aesthetic, but still manages to remain homey. With a myriad of sustainable and recycled goods, Canvas Home has quite the assortment of luxurious, hand woven throws, accent pillows and dinnerware to prep any room with a serene and delicate touch. Be sure to check out their best-selling Tinware collection mugs to bring a hint of the outdoors in.
Box Series Side Table via Canvas Home, $350
6. John Derian
Known for his one-of-a-kind, decoupage plateware, John Derian’s designs and collection evoke old world class with just the right mix of kitsch, whimsy and modern funk. Handmade in a New York City studio by a small group of artisans, John Derian’s creations most certainly deserve a spot at the grownup’s table or on a wall in need of little extra oompf. While the online shop offers these unique pieces at very approachable prices, be sure to check out his brick and mortar locations next time you find yourself in the East Village where you may browse John Derian Company Inc.’s curated vintage imports and lastest finds.
Melamine Faience Fleurs Isolees Dinner Plate via John Derian, $11.50
5. Neena’s Lighting
Neena’s Lighting is a Boston-based lighting house with a wide range of options spanning from traditional to modern. If the eternal debate between table lamp versus floor lamp has you at a crossroads, the variety of choices Neena’s offers will no doubt settle the score. Personally, we dig the overhead dramatic chandeliers ourselves.
Aspen Table Lamp via Neena’s, $293.90
4. Society 6
Society 6 houses quite the collection of prints from independent artists. So, whether you are in need of some accent throws, a shower curtain to brighten that drab guest bathroom or a new duvet cover, be sure to scan through Society 6’s exquisite inventory. And did we mention they also sell leggings as well? Sign us up!
Amy by Ruben Ireland Throw Pillow via Society 6, $20
3. Jayson Home
Jayson Home is a fashion forward destination for designers and home décor fans alike. Their aesthetic sits between edgy and sophisticated, eclectic but never cluttered and may be deemed similar to an upscale flea market. They have an ever-growing assortment of curiosities and trinkets, refurbished tables and vintage rugs we cannot get enough of. With a brick and mortar location in Chicago as well, Jayson Home is most certainly one of our favorite stops for new ideas and eye-catching pieces.
Antique Tea Table via Jayson Home, $395
Another husband and wife team, Chairish has an unparalleled amount of stock to sift through on their site. With a heavily curated selection, Chairish is a platform for fans of design to not only buy but also sell their wares. With furniture, jewelry and accessories to peruse, one can get lost in Chairish for quite some time.
Mid-Century Pouf Stool Seat via Chairish, $425
1. Z Gallerie
While definitely a big name in the home decorating world, Z Gallerie continues to be a hotspot for traditional to contemporary pieces. Created in 1979 as a poster shop, Z Gallerie has transformed beyond its mere beginnings and carries various home décor needs sourced from all over the world. One look at their site, and Z Gallerie’s vibrant yet understated aesthetic is all luxe.
Brillant Plaque via Z Gallerie, $159.95