When it comes to creating a home you love, it’s all about the details. And since we’re spending more time at home than ever these past few months, I’ve realized how important it is that my home evokes calm, cozy feels that make me feel like I’m entering my personal sanctuary.
During quarantine, we moved into a new house that has a completely different, mid-century vibe than our old one. I’ve been scouring the web for pieces that feel right for our new space, and in the process have discovered countless unique online shops that have made it onto my list of new faves.
For me, furniture and home accessories that come from sources slightly off the beaten path feel extra special, like every piece that enters our home has a story behind it. And since I haven’t been able to spend my weekends at estate sales or exploring local boutiques, I’ve tried to shop small and support these online shops instead. I’ve found some real gems that I never knew about — but now can’t stop telling everyone about (hopefully you will too!) Scroll on for 8 charming home shops you should consider shopping for all things home decor, textiles, ceramics, accessories, gifts, and more.
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This quaint shop calls the famous Magazine Street in New Orlean’s Uptown District home. It is a must go every time I visit the city, and I wind up wanting to stay for hours browsing the perfectly curated displays. The shopping experience truly evokes that feeling of the perfect Sunday: calm, sunny, and clean, white linen billowing in the breeze from an open window, jazz playing, incense in the air mixed with lemon and herbs, fresh greens and flowers from the garden all around, something roasting in the oven… Sunday Shop is a holistic retail experience for all of the senses.
At GOODEE, you can find an inspiring array of goods made with intention, quality, and care by purposeful companies. From home decor to personal care, each beautiful, essential, and timeless item in their inventory is carefully selected and vetted by their in-house sustainability team. A GOODEE stamp of approval means that every item they offer is ethically made and transparently sourced. Driven by an unrelenting desire to co-create a better world, GOODEE is centered around talented artisans making beautiful things and consumers looking to make a difference with their purchases.
Hoppe Shoppe is a curated shopping experience for thoughtful home decor and the stories they tell. Founded in Brooklyn, NY by interior stylist Alyssa Hoppe, the shop includes a mix of well-designed pieces paired with unique vintage objects. Alyssa favors ethically and sustainably produced items from independent artisans living all over the world. Inspired by her philosophy that a space can tell a story, and a story can inspire a space, each collection is released with accompanying photo journals and ingredient lists that connect visual stories to style pairings. It’s a one of a kind, beautiful shopping experience that leaves you feeling a sense of connection to every piece.
Get whisked away into the beautiful world of interior designer Laura Hodges. In addition to her design business (always checking her out for some major inspiration), she created DOMAIN, a home decor shop with a curated collection of local and globally sourced fair trade and sustainable home decor, original art, unique gifts, and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Jungalow® started as a design blog in Justina Blakeney’s tiny, plant-filled living room back in 2009 and has since grown into a lifestyle brand and the go-to source for jungalicious design goods and inspiration. The shop features signature Justina Blakeney Home® and Jungalow® collections designed in her Los Angeles studio as well as a curated ensemble of creative, colorful, modern goods from around the globe. Every piece is colorful, creative, and inspires me to think outside the box with my own home decor. I also love checking their rotating selection of high-quality, exclusive limited edition art prints from an international group of female artists. If you’re looking for unique ways to brighten up your home, you must check out the Jungalow.
Dear Keaton promotes resort living every day. Founders Christie Shepard and Chris Hutcheson, travel buffs and former execs in the home textiles industry, envisioned an online marketplace with a highly curated selection of home furnishings, gifts, apparel and accessories which channels the relaxed vibe of some of the most beautiful resorts around the world. Dear Keaton was created for those who have traveling spirits or simply dream of wondrous destinations, and we love that their globally sourced products are all artisan made, sustainable, and fair trade.
Asher + Rye is a lifestyle brand inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian design mixed with a curated collection of eclectic home goods, jewelry, and accessories handcrafted from artisans around the world. Located in Savannah, Georgia, the husband and wife design duo shifted their focus from their design firm (Rethink Design Studio) to open a shop in 2012 that was dedicated to warmth, simplicity, and the space to spend more time together as a family. Drawing from Scandinavian influences, the brand is modern, functional, personal, transparent and inviting as evidenced by the layering of one-of-a-kind market finds that live in a series of cozy curated vignettes throughout the studio.
JUNE home supply is my go-to shop for gifts, small home-goods and functional goods that look simple, clean, and beautiful. Think lovely textiles, beeswax candles, tabletop pieces, elegant tools and a whole selection of simple gems you never knew you were missing.