Beauty might lie in the eye of the beholder, but finding and shopping at the best home decor stores can make putting the finishing touches on a project that much easier. Well-appointed home decor stores don’t come around often, so when you do find one that has a perfect blend of style and industry know-how, it’s important to champion and patronize them often.
With the spirit of supporting small businesses in mind, AD PRO has rounded up the best home decor stores across the United States—as determined by the editors of AD with the help of several trusted designers. Whether you’re bookmarking a few for an upcoming trip or finding some home decor companies in your neck of the woods, prepare to discover something new from the expert shopkeepers who run them.
Nickey Kehoe, Los Angeles
Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe are the talented duo behind one of Los Angeles’ most popular resources for decorators. Designer Catherine Kwong notes, “When I shop in L.A., they are always a must-visit as the store is curated from an interior designer’s perspective.” Their newer space features work from Alfred Newall, Howe at 36 Bourne Street, and the Urban Electric Company, in addition to the furniture, home furnishings, and vintage jewelry for which the shop is known. nickeykehoe.com
Lawson-Fenning, Los Angeles
Lawson-Fenning is a Melrose Avenue staple championing aspirational and attainable design rooted in California modernism. L.A.–based designer Kevin Isbell often looks to Lawson-Fenning for interesting finds. “They collaborate with emerging artisans and craftspeople for a distinct perspective that is wholly their own,” Isbell says. “Their selection of pottery is a personal weakness.” lawsonfenning.com
Garde, Los Angeles
After its Los Angeles flagship expansion, Garde has solidified its presence as an indispensable resource for designers looking to score unique pieces by talented artists. Founders Scotti Sitz and John Davidson present pieces by Apparatus and ceramics by Jojo Corväiá, Herma de Wit, and Heather Roseman, among other treasures. gardeshop.com