As a home editor, I've had the privilege of interviewing some of the most influential designers and decorators in the business--and I've racked up quite a list of insider sources for fantastic home furnishings as well. Because of this, I am the go-to source for my friends when it comes to decorating advice. Recently, I've helped friends with purchases ranging from window treatments to sofas. Sure knowing what decorative items to buy requires a keen eye, but that's only half the battle. The other half is knowing where to look for unusual accents that will make your home unique and special. So, I thought I'd share some insider (AKA decorator vetted) sources for home purchases online:
Check out Lewis & Sheron Textiles for interesting upholstery, drapery or bedding fabrics at great prices.
For eclectic furniture and decorative accessories visit Jayson Home, the web outpost of this Chicago décor store.
If preppy-chic is your thing, the Pieces Inc. website is where you'll find fabulous refurbished vintage finds.
For rooms that just need a finishing touch or two, try Burke Décor--this online boutique has everything from lamps to throw pillows.
Got bare walls? Dress them with original prints from a collection of talented artists at 20x200. You can buy framed or unframed art at this online gallery.
When it comes to lighting (wall, ceiling, floor or table) the selection at Neenas is hard to beat.
Even decorators sometimes turn to big retailers for upholstery items. Many designers have told me they source pieces from Ballard Designs for their customers.
Same goes for window treatments: Smith + Noble has a great selection and very good customer service.
If you're wondering if I've ever shopped at these sites: well, yes I have. Happy decorating!