Best of Boston

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 settings. Can’t fit it all into your Land Rover? Sorry, quality like this doesn’t come flat-packed.

266 Main St., Weymouth, 781-331-6000,