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2013 BEST Furniture, South



There was a time when anyone on the South Shore interested in fine furnishings had to make the trek up to Boston. But there’s no need now. At this lovely one-stop decor shop, you’ll find outstanding American lines like Oly… read more»

2013 BEST Furniture, North

Urban Elements


Decor-savvy denizens of the North Shore come to this eco-minded boutique for home furnishings and accessories. Larger stores generally sell pieces made abroad, but much of what you’ll find here is American-made, well built, and reasonably priced. read more»

2013 BEST Furniture, West

Carter Dayton Home


The interior designer Michael Carter teamed up with the retail visionary Lynn Dayton to create a Wellesley showroom that doubles as a valuable resource for professionals. Think of Carter Dayton Home as the answer to all your decorating prayers—it even… read more»

2013 BEST Furniture, Modern
Photo by Jesse Burke

Addo Novo


It’s easy to get swept up in interior trends, but when you’re looking for edge (that won’t later cut you), Addo Novo offers the midcentury’s greatest hits, along with contemporary interpretations. What’s so brilliant about the Barcelona couch or the… read more»

2013 BEST Furniture, Heirloom

Thos. Moser


You know you’re a true New Englander when you begin recognizing the work of Thos. Moser. Built in Maine and designed in-house, each artful chair and table is crafted from decades-old cherry and walnut trees, which ensures pieces both elegantly… read more»

2012 BEST Furniture, South

Cabot House


While the crowds at Ikea load up their minivans with pre-boxed goods, savvy homeowners hunt for their furnishings at family-owned empire Cabot House. Here’s where upscale American brands like Ralph Lauren Furniture, Sealy, Baker, and Thomasville mingle in posh, roomlike… read more»

2012 BEST Furniture, West
Photograph by Bob O'Connor



With its extensive collection of upholstered and casework pieces, Arhaus is the suburban homeowner’s dream destination. The company has worked hard to stay on top of the latest trends—their beautifully styled showroom features the tufted sofas, wrought-iron coffee tables, and… read more»

2012 BEST Furniture, Everyday

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams


When it comes to outfitting our home, we want it all—high style, gorgeous fabrics, American-made pieces—at a fair price, of course. That’s why we always make this Boston-area furniture chain our first stop. Whether we’re placing a custom order or… read more»

2012 BEST Furniture, Formal

Webster & Company


Oh, to enter the world of Webster! To be forever surrounded by Rose Tarlow’s curvy imperfections, Holly Hunt’s muscular stylings, and Dakota Jackson’s pop tendencies! All the pieces in this sizable showroom toe the delicate line between traditional and contemporary,… read more»

2012 BEST Furniture, One-Stop Shopping

Circle Furniture


There are plenty of high-end shops in town to satisfy sophisticated tastes, but we keep coming back to Circle, Boston’s source for New England-built beds, chairs, and more. You can furnish your entire home here. Just remember: This is custom… read more»