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2015 BEST Furniture, Modern

Ligne Roset


This established French brand’s furniture (pictured) is made to be enjoyed, not just admired. A select number of smartly chosen pieces grace the bright, modest showroom floor, but their impact is undeniable: Each design is assertively contemporary, whether it’s cheerful… read more»

2015 BEST Furniture, Classic

Room & Board


Journey through this airy five-floor showroom—deftly organized by category and function—for catalog-style displays of classic and midcentury designs. More than 90 percent of the selection is American-made, and the origin of each piece is included, along with the wood used. read more»

2014 BEST Furniture, Heirloom

Thos. Moser


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



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, 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

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, North

Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design


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»