In the ever-evolving world of home style, designers are challenged to create stylish spaces that are not only personal to each client but also truly unique. To resource their most creative visions, designers often shop online. Of course, the worldwide web is indeed wide, so we asked some of Dallas’ best interior designers to narrow down the search and tell us where they fill their virtual carts with unique home treasures.
Avery & Dash
Where to shop: Averydash.com What you’ll find: Antiques, period home furnishings and accessories dating back to the 18th century. Who shops here: Lindley Arthur, Lindley Arthur Interiors Why she loves it: “Avery & Dash is an antique dealer superstore based out of Connecticut,” explains Arthur. “They represent several different dealers, and they have everything you could think of, from lighting to accessories to furniture to art. We really love incorporating antiques into our projects. We also love 1stDibs and Chairish, which are larger-inventory shops, but Avery & Dash is a little smaller and more curated.” (More on Chairish below.)
Editor’s pick: We love this 1930s faux crocodile console table in a vivacious apple green.
Where to shop: Beataheuman.com What you’ll find: Colorful home furnishings Who shops here: Angeline Hall, Angeline Guido Design Why she loves it: “Beata Heuman is a design studio and shop based in London, where we love to source one-of-a-kind finishes for our clients,” says Hall. Heuman, a decorator and author of Every Room Should Sing, is known for creating warm spaces with lots of color. Her “Shoppa” features goods designed in house, including lighting, furniture, rugs and wallpaper.
Editor’s pick: The pattern of colorful mini bouquets against the warm earthy brown of this wool rug feels simultaneously fresh and wistfully vintage, lending itself to almost any room or interior design style.
Where to shop: Chairish.com What you’ll find: An online marketplace of home furnishings and art sold by a collective of makers Who shops here: Stacie McCans, Paxton Place Design Why she loves it: “Chairish has so many unique finds, like rugs, art and furniture,” McCans says. “We love to find odd and interesting items with Chairish. It may not be the least expensive, but when you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, Chairish usually provides.”
Editor’s pick: The large inventory makes it hard to choose, but we’re particular to sky blue 1980s Italian Murano glass sconces and the massive art collection searchable by medium, style, color, art subject and price.
Where to shop: Circawho.com What you’ll find: A collection of home furnishings found by expert vintage treasure hunters Who shops here: Lindley Arthur Why she loves it: “I shop a lot in Palm Beach,” Arthur says. “It’s an amazing home decor destination. Circa Who is a vintage mid-century furniture store. It’s very reasonably priced, and they have great shipping. We source a lot of mirrors and lighting from them.”
Editor’s pick: This rattan headboard will bring relaxed warmth to a bedroom. It has just enough drama with its double arch and darker weave, compared with the airy versions we’re used to seeing.
Claire Gowdy Art
Where to shop: Clairegowdyart.com What you’ll find: Abstract art Who shops here: Angeline Hall Why she loves it: “Claire Gowdy is a fantastic artist, and I adore her abstract works,” Hall says. The Baton Rouge-based artist uses acrylics, pastels, spray paint and charcoal for colorful results on canvas. “Her custom creations can be a perfect fit for any space, especially when a client can collaborate with her one on one for a truly unique piece.”
Editor’s pick: We feel peaceful looking at this abstract painting in cool blues warmed by a pop of brown and mustard. Looking for something more vivid? Order one of Gowdy’s abstract portraits, such as “Esmerelda.”
Found by Maja
Where to shop: Foundbymaja.com What you’ll find: Eclectic and colorful home decor collected by international treasure hunter Maja Lithander Smith Who shops here: Lindley Arthur Why she loves it: “The owner goes all over Europe buying vintage pieces,” Arthur says. The shop, based in San Francisco, sells unique furniture, tabletop sets, linens, vases, chandeliers, lamps and accessories. “She has really pretty match strikers in bright colors, really pretty opaline and Murano pieces, a lot of vintage, antique-like accessories. She’s always restocking, so the inventory is always fresh, and there’s a lot to choose from.”
Where to shop: Hivepalmbeach.com What you’ll find: A mix of modern and vintage home furnishings Who shops here: Lindley Arthur Why she loves it: This store is curated by an interior design firm, and everything is thoughtfully edited to fit the bright and airy contemporary aesthetic. “They have an amazing website,” says Arthur, “and we have sourced a lot of really interesting accessories and art pieces from them.”
Editor’s pick: Just when we thought we didn’t need a designated summer dish for bread, we saw this playful, star-shaped raffia bread basket.
Jarrod Oram Photography
Where to shop: Jarrodoram.com What you’ll find: Vibrant fine art photography Who shops here: Angeline Hall Why she loves it: “Jarrod Oram is one of my team’s favorite photographers,” Hall says. “His bold and creative works simultaneously evoke nostalgia and modernity through a brilliant lens.”
Editor’s pick: Prada Marfa looks new again through Oram’s lens in this photograph, with stormy violet skies dazzling the southwest Texas landscape.
Where to shop: Krbnyc.com What you’ll find: Manhattan Upper East Sider Kate Rheinstein Brodsky’s collection of colorful vintage furniture, art, antiques and accessories Who shops here: Lindley Arthur Why she loves it: “They have everything,” Arthur says. “I really like their accessories and lighting. They also represent a company that we really like a lot called The Lacquer Company, and KRB stocks quite a few pieces on their floor. They also have some of their own things online from their own collection. If you want a special conversation piece, it’s a great spot.”
Editor’s pick: We’ve always wanted to incorporate a little pink at home, and this bubblegum pink lampshade made from a vintage silk sari is how we’re going to do it.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Where to shop: Mgbwhome.com What you’ll find: Clean, contemporary home furnishings and modern accessories Who shops here: Stacie McCans Why she loves it: “This is the place we use when we need a specific price point or style,” McCans says. “They have a wide range of furniture selections, including dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms.”
Editor’s pick: For a living room glow-up, this mohair Saturday Sofa in bisque from by Rafael de Cardenas is the first item on our wish list.
Where to shop: Theloomia.com What you’ll find: Turkish textiles Who shops here: Angeline Hall Why she loves it: Husband-and-wife team Nilay and Fahri Sengun wanted to show the world the beauty of textiles from their native Turkey, and so they have through their online boutique (and retail location in their new home of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina). “The Loomia sources from a vast array of suppliers,” notes Hall, “which has allowed them to offer a fantastic selection of hand-woven blankets and towels that bring a luxurious touch.”
Editor’s pick: We’re feeling cozy just looking at The Loomia’s crinkled muslin blanket in beautiful two-tone colorways — like the apricot and dusty plum combo or beige and ecru, shown above.