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2014 BEST Furniture, Heirloom
Photograph by Toan Trinh

Thos. Moser

Boston

Designed and built in Maine from the finest woods, Thos. Moser’s chairs, tables, and benches will probably outlast every stick of Ikea furniture ever made. Thankfully, the pieces are timelessly beautiful, too: Based on 20th-­century designs reimagined through a New… read more»

2014 BEST Furniture, Modern Classics

Montage

Boston

Warm and beautifully curated, Montage’s showroom defies the perception that modern can be off-putting. A celebration of color and craftsmanship, its two floors showcase all the excitement of the finest European brands. Do know, however, that cutting-edge furnishings from Italy… read more»

2013 BEST Furniture, Modern
Photo by Jesse Burke

Addo Novo

Boston

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

Boston

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»

2013 BEST Furniture, South

Surroundings

Mattapoisett

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

Newburyport

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

Wellesley

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»

2012 BEST Furniture, North

Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design

Essex

There are furniture stores, and then there’s this exquisite Essex shop, where every last piece is quirky, unusual, and utterly compelling. From colorful vintage prints to a stunningly original art deco aluminum bedroom set, Andrew Spindler’s eclectic inventory says as… read more»

2012 BEST Furniture, South

Cabot House

Weymouth

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

Arhaus

Natick

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»