Seven Places to Score Home Decor in and Around Boston
From a hub for midcentury modern finds to a boutique filled with locally-made treasures, these shops have the perfect finishing touch for your space.
Paul Niski’s inviting Beacon Hill boutique is all about New England style, captured in home accessories by local artists and designers. Dress up the dining room table with a linen table runner that was handwoven in Salem, or add coastal flair to the entryway with a handmade cotton-cord floor basket.
20 Myrtle St., 617-722-9200, 98 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-6777, shopatgood.com.
Founded by designers John Ross and Don Carney, Patch NYC takes its cues from New York City flea markets. That means there’s an eclectic, whimsical feel to the pieces the shop carries, whether they’re Carney’s original ink drawings or the label’s intricately patterned pillows and tableware.
46 Waltham St., 617-426-0592, patchnyc.com.
You never know what you’ll find on a visit to Reside. Its stock of midcentury modern home decor is ever-changing. You might spot a 1970s flokati rug or a Bauhaus light fixture, but hurry: In all likelihood, it’s the only one in stock.
266 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-2929, resideinc.com.
Diseño, which means design in Spanish, is owner Frank Campanale’s love letter to South America, where he often travels for inspiration. Exclusively available through the boutique’s website, the curated selection includes handwoven alpaca blankets, tableware, and vintage textiles and antiques from Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia. The inventory also features vibrant, original paintings by the Argentinian painter Claudio Giannini.
At Hudson, every accessory and keepsake is a work of art. Instagrammable ceramics by designers like Jill Rosenwald and Provincetown artist Gail Browne abound, and even a basic match box gets a handmade walnut casing. Plus, find plush linen throw pillows you’ll want to pile high on every sofa in the house.
12 Union Park St., Boston, 617-292-0900, hudsonboston.com.
Interior designer Meg Kimball’s showroom is a feast for the eyes, from a luxe selenite crystal for the living room coffee table, to an avant-garde marble statue for the library. Explore a mix of both contemporary and antique treasures, including art, planters, tableware, and more.
96 Clematis Ave., Waltham, 617-513-3336, modernrelik.com.