Best of Boston

BEST Furniture

2011 BEST Furniture, Everyday

Circle Furniture


Sourced from New England workshops (thus, Yankee to the core), this local company’s beds, dining tables, and upholstered pieces are classically styled and built to last. And don’t avoid the sales associates her—they’ll help you navigate their catalogs to discover… read more»

2011 BEST Furniture, Formal

Webster & Company


Boston’s interior designers don’t want you to know about Webster & Company: It’s their secret trove of the classic American furnishings that picky New Englanders crave. David Webster and his son Peter have the area’s exclusives on labels like Holly… read more»

2011 BEST Furniture, One-Stop Shopping

Boston Interiors

Brookline Village

The problem with mega-furniture stores is that everything tends to look the same. Boston Interiors, however, offers such a wide variety that you actually can create that it-came-together-over-the-decades look in one shopping trip. Bonus: Most of the stock can be… read more»

2009 BEST Furniture, One-Stop

Circle Furniture


Despite the relentless country-cute styling of the showroom floor, for every table, bed, and chair on display there are at least 20 customizable options, making this strip mall-friendly mini chain a surprise winner almost by dint of choice alone. Because… read more»

2009 BEST Furniture, Specialty

Machine Age


In the urban tundra between the Seaport District and South Boston sits an inconspicuous-looking 9,000-square-foot warehouse. Within it you’ll find a candyland for modern-design addicts, a place where George Nelson, Hans Wegner, and Florence Knoll repose in sculptural armchairs and… read more»

2008 BEST Furniture, Vintage

Machine Age


If tripping over midcentury treasures is your idea of a good time, then you’ll party like it’s 1959 in this 9,000-square-foot showroom where Charles and Ray Eames are alive and well. Encompassing hundreds of pieces from the 1930s through the… read more»

2008 BEST Furniture, Traditional

Furniture by Dovetail

Newton Lower Falls

In the traditional-furniture smackdown, the allure of an artisan hunched over his work right here in Massachusetts always wins out. So in Dovetail, a 20-year-old family-owned company based in Holden, just 50 miles from Boston, it was clear that we… read more»

2008 BEST Furniture, Modern



At some point, modern Europhiles have to make a choice: either move to Milan or buy furniture from Montage. Showcasing factory-direct B&B Italia and Moroso pieces (along with molto other imports ending in vowels), this Back Bay retailer corners the… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Children's

Bambini Design


Just because you’re bringing home a bambino doesn’t mean you have to turn the place into a romper room. This modern furniture store offers colorful French and Italian items that can make a nursery seem as hip as a South… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Eclectic



You might say Hudson has New England roots and California tips. That’s the product of the decor vision of owner-designer Jill Goldberg, whose store is an ecumenical palette of vintage, modern, romantic, and tribal. There are soft, sweet sofas by… read more»