The Perfect Getaway
STICKLEY FURNITURE: Yes, there’s still a Stickley Furniture Company out there making the same heavy, sink-into Mission-style club chairs that they invented a century ago. We’re lucky enough to have a Stickley, Audi & Co. showroom right here in Natick so you can try to pick one up yourself. 323 Speen St., Natick, 508-647-0173, stickleyaudi.com.
RUGS: While furniture sales have been stagnant, rugs have reportedly been going through the roof. Here in Boston, you have a huge range of options, from woven tribals to plush Persians, to get that cushy feel. Three to try: Landry & Acari in Boston (there’s also one in Salem), Yayla in Cambridge, and Dover Rug in the ‘burbs. 333 Stuart St., Boston, 617-399-6500, landryandarcari.com; 283 Broadway, Cambridge, 617-576-3249, yayla.com; 549 Worcester Rd., Natick, 508-651-3500, and 1344 Washington St., Hanover, 781-826-0010, doverrug.com.
SALVAGED LUMBER: Even if your place is already outfitted with hardwood floors, you can use salvaged lumber for decorative accents like the mantle in the Favats’ home. Try Longleaf Lumber in Cambridge, a family-owned company with a mill in Maine. 115 Fawcett St., Cambridge, 617-871-6611, longleaflumber.com.
[sidebar]ANTIQUE ACCENTS: Maybe you don’t have a backyard full of tractor parts. That’s all right—you can still find amazing antique bric-a-brac here in Boston. For Asian accents, go to Mohr & McPherson, where Tibetan hatboxes become high art. Hudson, located in the South End and Wellesley, offers old-fashioned European and American ephemera. Or go to Skinner’s “Discovery Auction,” where you’ll find charming antique paintings, vintage housewares, baskets, and signs—everything you need to warm up a chilly abode. 460 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-210-7900, mohr-mcpherson.com; 312 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-292-0900, and 61A Central St., Wellesley, 781-239-0025, hudsonboston.com; 357 Main St., Bolton, 978-779-6241, skinnerinc.com.
UPHOLSTERY: Every stool, chair, and bench wants a pillow of its very own, and we suggest starting at Devi Home in the South End for rich, silky varieties. For custom upholstering, however, the top of the line can be found in Everett, at McLaughlin Upholstery. They do it the old-fashioned way: no foam, no outsourcing, just springs, horsehair, and the finest work this side of the Atlantic. 1134 Washington St., Boston, 617-556-0099, devihome.com; 1813 Revere Beach Pkwy., Everett, 617-389-0761.