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BEST Home Accessories

2013 BEST Home Accessories, Tabletop
Didriks

Didriks

Cambridge

This Cambridge shop has area exclusives on some of the finest dinnerware, flatware, and accessories available. We covet the minimalist stoneware from Heath Ceramics, as well as Match’s pewter and porcelain collections. And then there’s our most recent discovery: the… read more»

2012 BEST Home Accessories
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Twelve Chairs

Boston

Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese founded their home design store with a clear objective: Whenever possible, collect items that are made locally and sustainably. In their lofty space, the duo has created an urban dreamland that’s equal parts industrial, romantic,… read more»

2011 BEST Home Accessories, South

La Petite Maison

Hingham

Not the scented-soap type? You’ll still find yourself coveting the goods in this thrice-expanded shop. With Yves Delorme towels, Le Jacquard Français tablecloths, and more, La Petite Maison is a breath of French air in preppy New England. read more»

2011 BEST Home Accessories, Cape Cod

Yates and Kennedy

Provincetown

Provincetown is a rather long way to travel for ultrahip vintage and modern accessories, but Yates and Kennedy is a true destination for the antler-hunting, owl-coveting, woodblock-pillow-desiring crowd. Bonus: After working up a shopper’s sweat in the delightful store, you… read more»

2011 BEST Home Accessories
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Lekker Unique Home Furnishings

Boston

Owner and founder Natalie Carpenter sought to create a store that harnessed the artistic energy of the South End; her foresight and discerning eye for Scandinavian design quickly catapulted the shop to success. Thanks to wares such as textured Pols… read more»

2010 BEST Home Accessories
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Hudson

Boston

Jill Goldberg’s four-year-old shop perfectly captures the new Boston aesthetic: a charming balance of country chic (whitewashed woods, salvaged signs), old-money signifiers (vintage French settees), and a touch of modern chrome. Few homeowners can nail the upscale-casual look without a… read more»

2009 BEST Home Accessories, Affordable
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Acquire

Boston

There’s nary an item over $100 inside Nikki Dalrymple’s ode to cool dcor. Choose from goodies like Trina Turk needlepoint pillows ($55 apiece), vintage cordial glassware sets (around $40), and globes printed with 18th-century maps, which at less than $30… read more»

2009 BEST Home Accessories
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Hudson

Boston

Some people, we want to raid their closets; others, their kitchens. If Hudson owner Jill Goldberg’s home is anything like her domestic-décor mecca, though, we’d make off with the whole darn thing. From floor to ceiling her South End shop… read more»

2008 BEST Home Accessories, Debut
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Diseño

Boston

As home store after home store opened this year, we wondered, Do we have enough space for all this stuff? If it comes from Diseño, we’ll make the room. A trip back to his home in Buenos Aires usually yields… read more»

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Louis Boston

Boston

The ground-floor inventory at Louis Boston changes as often as Maria Fei’s whim dictates—which is to say, almost daily. The veteran home-accessories buyer is constantly tweaking the store’s displays to incorporate her latest prizes, gleaned from upscale markets and dealers… read more»