Best of Boston

BEST Furniture

2000 BEST Furniture, Mid-Century Modern

Machine Age

Boston

Even if mod furniture wasn’t stunningly trendy, we would gush about Machine Age. For nine years, owner Normand Mainville has indulged his passion for such things as classic Herman Miller chairs and Saarinen tulip tables. The oversized showroom’s selection is… read more»

2000 BEST Furniture, Vintage

The Lush Life

Brighton

At the end of Brighton’s vintage row sits The Lush Life, a shop with a fabulous selection of antiques. Art Deco is a feature here, and the goods include everything from dining room sets, velvet sofas, and chandeliers to quirky… read more»

1999 BEST Furniture, Original/Modern

Machine Age

Boston

This downtown store features an extensive selection of midcentury modern and postmodern furniture from designers like Aero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, and Eames. It scours the country looking for original pieces, then has them reupholstered and refurbished. read more»

1999 BEST Furniture, Artist

Judy McKie

Boston

McKie’s exquisitely made furniture combines the of ancient and modern design. She crafts tables, chests and chairs in wood, and adorns them with magical carved animals that almost seem alive. She also makes lamps and fountains using bronze and other… read more»

1999 BEST Furniture, Contemporary

Repertoire

Boston

Painfully chic and aggressively stylish, this emporium makes you feel as if you’re living in a wallpaper magazine photo shoot. But there’s no questioning the sophisticated taste here, from the Bulthaup kitchens to the post-modern classics from Italy. Repertoire also… read more»

1998 BEST Furniture, Affordable

Jordan’s Furniture

Okay, so maybe you don’t need New Orleans beadery and Disneyesque hoo-hah to shop for furniture, but it sure entertains the kiddies. We can all use a good deal, and that’s what Jordan’s has: room after room of reasonably priced… read more»

1998 BEST Furniture, Elegant

Roche Bobois

Boston

It’s playground of interior design, from armoires to sofas and chaises: A wall of woods, a wing of leathers, a nook of nubuck suedes. You’ll start by changing your home’s color scheme, but end up changing your way of life… read more»

1997 BEST Furniture, Restoration

Burma Design Antique Restoration

Somerville

You finally got up the nerve to invite your boss over for dinner, and while she may be a whizbang at corporate finance, she doesn’t seem to know what a cocktail napkin is for. When you discover a large water… read more»

1996 BEST Furniture, Artist

Judy Kensley Mckie

Boston

Fabulous furniture animated by elegant animal carved in wood and cast in bronze. read more»

1991 BEST Furniture

Bloomingdale’s

Newton

Enjoy the selection—from the classical quality of Baker to the stark modernism of Jay Spectre; and the style—the four separate showrooms show off the talents of the store’s designers. read more»