Best of Boston

BEST Furniture

2006 BEST Furniture, Modern

Montage

Boston

Its old space was awe-inspiring enough, but its renovated 10,500-square-foot showroom leaves us speechless. Montage now features an overhauled collection that includes contemporary European lines like B&B Italia, MatteoGrassi, and Poltrona Frau. It’s always pushed the home-design envelope, but this… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Traditional

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

No, it’s not flashy. And yes, the lines are reminiscent of a bygone era. But don’t confuse traditional with passé. Thos. Moser’s handmade black cherry furniture, with its customized accents and craftsmanship, never looks dated. Plus, all the store’s wares… read more»

2005 BEST Furniture, Contemporary

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Boston

Contemporary doesn’t have to mean mod. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams gets this, and sells a mix of retro furnishings alongside pieces with cleaner, more classical lines. There are sophisticated neutrals and playful colors, accent pillows and striking lamps, even… read more»

2005 BEST Furniture, Antique

Antiques on Cambridge Street

Cambridge

Antiques shopping is notoriously hit-or-miss, but at the 12,000-square-foot Antiques on Cambridge, you’re bound to run into something special. After all, this depot represents about 100 venerable vendors. Elegant dining tables and chairs, upholstered furniture, and armoires mingle with collectibles,… read more»

2004 BEST Furniture, Antique

Room With a Vieux

Boston

The brightest star in the constellation of Charles Street antique dealers, Room With a Vieux specializes in French pieces picked by owner Jeff Diamond on monthly pilgrimages to France. The pieces themselves, while wholly international in style, are finely tuned… read more»

2004 BEST Furniture, Contemporary

Montage

Boston

If couture décor is fashion for the home, then Montage is the Gucci of interior shops. Store owners Chris and Liz Bates have assembled an enviable collection of Italian “sleek-chic,” meaning everything from B&B Italia to Cassina. Classic Barcelona chairs… read more»

2003 BEST Furniture, Classic

Charles Webb Classic Modern Furniture

Cambridge

Architect Charles Webb has rescued such old standbys as the wing and Windsor chair from historic cliché by reimagining their lines with a contemporary grace. The bedroom, living room, and dining suites on display in his showroom prove that classical… read more»

2003 BEST Furniture, Contemporary

Montage

Boston

This store’s 10,500 square feet of floor space on Arlington Street is brimming with a minimalist but immaculate selection of contemporary pieces from designers such as B&B Italia, Cassina (including designs by Philippe Starck), and Antoine Proulx. Clean lines, solid… read more»

2003 BEST Furniture, Leather

Roche-Bobois

Boston

The folks at Roche-Bobois take their leather very seriously. One sales associate advises massaging the surface with Lancôme moisturizer to keep it supple. “Of course,” he says with a Gallic shrug, “baby oil works just as well.” Just reclining on… read more»

2002 BEST Furniture, Classic

Roche Bobois

Boston

It’s a rare showroom that can be everything to every shopper, but Roche Bobois comes very close. Here you’ll find the true triumvirate of coveted styles: French country, including sumptuous sleigh beds, consoles that morph into dining tables, and beautifully… read more»