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BEST Furniture

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



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»

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»