Best of Boston

2008 Best Home Accessories

Louis Boston

The ground-floor inventory at Louis Boston changes as often as Maria Fei’s whim dictates—which is to say, almost daily. The veteran home-accessories buyer is constantly tweaking the store’s displays to incorporate her latest prizes, gleaned from upscale markets and dealers around the world. Porcelain tea sets by Mat & Jewski and graceful Astier de Villatte flatware are juxtaposed with handcrafted birch birdhouses; dotted amid the lighting fixtures are vintage French dishes and glassware, handmade candles, and even a clutch of beautifully preserved antique handbags.

60 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-262-6100,