When it comes to finding stylish, sophisticated home dГ©cor, a few names tend to crop up in our browser history. And while our love for West Elm and Anthropologie isn't wavering anytime soon, there's something satisfying about finding a unique item that guests can't immediately pin to a well-known brand.
To broaden our home dГ©cor horizons and discover some new wares, we asked leading interior designers to open their little black books. Here, they revealВ the best under-the-radar home dГ©cor websites-the sites they frequent for one-off rugs from the souks of Morocco, cushions from Turkey, and unique tabletop finds. Let the shopping begin!
If you're searching for accessories for your home rather than large investment pieces, take a peek into Michelle Zacks's little black book. вЂњOne of my favorite online shops that I go to for the perfect finishing touches is Spartan Shop. I always find unique, thoughtfully curated things on this site,вЂќ Zack, Homepolish interior designer and prop stylist says. The Austin store features carefully curated, beautiful yet practical objects, spanning home goods, tabletop accessories, apothecary, and office supplies.Spartan Shop Beeswax Taper Candles $12Shop
These hand-dipped natural beeswax candles offer 20 hours of burn time.Spartan Shop Red Pine Soap Dish $20Shop
Unique and textural, theseВ soap dishes would update any bathroom.
There's one website interior designer Christine Markatos Lowe turns to for entertaining: Simple Life Istanbul. вЂњIt's our favorite find for tabletop buys,вЂќ says the Los Angeles-based pro, who says it's like a virtual bazaar. Just remember to switch the pricing over to the U.S. dollar while you browse.
Head to this site for Turkish linens, carefully crafted ceramic pieces, and hand-blown glassware.Simple Life Istanbul Ceramic Paint Dinner Plate $25Shop
We love the brand's current collection of handmade ceramic painted dinner plates and tableware.Simple Life Istanbul Gray Agrilla Set of Napkins $135Shop
Upgrade your tablescape with these refined dove gray-and-white napkins made from Turkish linen.
Love the Moroccan-inspired dГ©cor at major retail stores but want to invest in the real deal? Zacks buys her wares from Tigmi Trading, a globally inspired online boutique that features stunning one-off finds from around the world. вЂњThe styling on the site is gorgeous! It's a real love fest for the eyes,вЂќ she says of the Aladdin's cave-like collection of rugs, ceramics, cushions, and hammocks.Tigmi Trading Dalur Kilim Rug $2813Shop
вЂњI can personally never get enough of Moroccan rugs-each one is like a piece of art,вЂќ says Zacks. This gorgeousВ flat-weave kilim rug was hand woven by the Berber tribes from the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco.ВTigmi Trading Wiseman Turkish Kilim Cushion $99Shop
Layer this handwoven hempВ cushion with other geometric accents for a modern take on TurkishВ dГ©cor.
вЂњI'm newly obsessed with ViyetВ (now Sotheby's Home), an excellently curated website featuring showroom samples from top trade-only vendors and consignment pieces from interior designers with the chicest taste,вЂќ shares Lindsay Pennington. The Los Angeles-based interior designer browses the site for statement items by the likes of Bunny Williams Home and Rose Tarlow, вЂњsaving me from schlepping all over town!вЂќMid-Century Modern Wood Zigzag Chair, Set of 4 $9000Shop
These futuristic chairs will make a bold statement in any dining room.Arteriors Turner Curved Sofa $1950Shop
вЂњDiscounted pricing allows me to feel a little less guilty when I'm splurging on big-ticket items, like sofas and armchairs,вЂќ says Pennington.В
вЂњLike all designers, I'm constantly on the hunt for eye-catching, unique pieces for my clients (and myself, of course) that one doesn't see every day,вЂќ says Pennington. вЂњTaigan is a collective of well-curated boutiques from all across the country, showcasing original items in a dizzying variety of categories.вЂќ Pronounced вЂњtie-gun,вЂќ the site is a huge marketplace, spanning home dГ©cor, gourmet food, and apparel. As of 2019, Taigan has unfortunately closed its doors, but the website still lists its collective of designers to purchase from directly.Vincent Chicone Midcentury Modern Coffee Table $925Shop
For example, find this midcentury modern coffee table based on sculptor Isamu Noguchi's distinctive 1948 design directly at Vincent Chicone's website.August Morgan Embroidered Fiesta/Siesta Cocktail Napkins $40Shop
вЂњI'm crushing on these adorable cocktail napkins designed by Kate Hersch of August Morgan,вЂќ says Pennington. вЂњThey would make the perfect hostess gift (hint, hint).вЂќ
New York interior designer Lauren Behfarin specializes in nursery design and is always scouting for unique dГ©cor that's both sophisticated and child-friendly. вЂњEskayel is a great resource for gorgeous pillows that I always use to tie rooms together,вЂќ she tells MyDomaine. The online store focuses on вЂњenergetically positive,вЂќ environmentally conscious wall coverings, fabric, and carpets in watercolor-like prints.Eskayel Huerfano Ash Pillow $165-$305Shop
The brand's signature inkblot-like prints are evident throughout the collection of soft furnishings, including Behfarin's favorite item, the pillows. вЂњEach pillow is like a little piece of artwork,вЂќ she muses.Eskayel "Bungalow Celadon" Wallpaper Roll $275Shop
Looking for a statement wall covering? Behfarin says she tries to use Eskayel wallpaper in her projects to give a room instant character.
Oomph prides itself on вЂњwittyвЂќ American-made furniture and lighting in traditional-with-a-twist style. вЂњIt's our go-to for fun pops of color,вЂќ says interior designer Christine Markatos, who browses the site for bright lanterns and lacquered console tables. The brand has a signature palette of over 16 paint colors and eight shades of linen, and most products are available in a wide variety of hues.Oomph Cambridge Lantern $2095Shop
Oomph's modern take on the armillary sphere features brass finishes and is available in 17 different colors.Oomph Nantucket Lantern $3275Shop
Give your outdoor entertaining area a Nantucket-inspired look with this nautical New England-style lantern.
And for more home dГ©cor ideas from the internet's best websites, these companies are worth a browse too:
Contemporary meets Midcentury and Scandinavian design for the living room, bedroom, and outdoor-plus flat rate shipping.
The more colorful, ornate, and unique the better seems to be the mandate of this online marketplace for previously loved (and new) home items.
Food 52 Shop
Thoughtfully curated items, from the practical to the home entertainment-worthy for the kitchen and pantry; like a minimalist butter keeper for dining table and chic strung lights for backyard.
Framing your fondest memories in a range of custom styles are more affordable thanks to Framebridge's direct to consumer business model.
Home dГ©cor-including stylish bookends and plush pillows-from the season's trendiest designers at exclusive, members-only prices.
Customized, hand-built sofas and chairs in color swatches like teal and olive green lend a contemporary edge to living spaces.
One Kings Lane
This flash sale site occasionally stocks vintage finds.
An overwhelming selection of home, kitchen, and bath finds for every room in your home.
Top quality, neutral-toned bed and bath essentials in cozy fabrics, including sateen, linen, and percale.
Rent the Runway by West Elm
The popular fashion subscription box will expand to soft home dГ©cor rentals (think pillows and comforters) as part of its subscription service, with a launch date yet to be announced as of June 2019.
Urban Kitchen Group Shop
Furniture to home entertaining essentials like cheese knives and cake stands are one click away.
Find rugs, lighting, appliances and furniture at this massive online marketplace.
Eco-friendly furniture and dГ©cor by design aesthetic; choose coastal, nature inspired, Midcentury, or zen vibes.