Lulu and Georgia is named after its founder Sara Sugarman’s grandfather and father, respectively. Sugarman comes from a line of interior designers, so you can trust the brand to stay on top of trends while keeping its core pieces—from sumptuous rugs to cozy boucle furniture—the kinds of well-made pieces that transcend trends.
Best For: Eco-friendly furniture that doesn’t skimp on style
Medley prioritizes eco-friendly practices as much as it does high-quality and attractive furniture, sourcing materials like kiln-baked woods, CertiPur foam, and OEKO-Tex-certified wool to round out its modern designs. Everything’s hand-crafted in the brand’s workshop in LA, and can even be tailored to your specifications if you have a funkier-sized space you need to fill.
Best For: Enviable furniture that will make you feel famous
Is Rove a little pricey? Sure, but for good reason. Impeccable craftsmanship combined with high-quality materials results in collection after collection of celebrity-approved designs that will match your high-flying lifestyle.
Best For: Minimal furnishings and design rarities
Queens, New York-based furniture store Lichen is the spot to scoop up cool, Japanese-influenced furniture pieces at reasonable prices. Crafted by a small team of designers and creatives assembled by Edward Be and Jared Blake, the brand makes all its pieces at its workshop in New York, and even dabbles in selling external pieces like trinkets and accessories from smaller brands, plus vintage pieces from Eames and beyond. If you’re looking to beat the rush on a vintage store in New York (right now, Lichen only serves the New York area), you can get something delivered curbside and shop from the comfort of your own home.
Best For: Various shades of modern at somewhat-affordable prices
The sister company to Wayfair, AllModern features pricier pieces but in more modern (hence the name) designs. Here, you’ll find Alvar Aalto knockoffs and a wide array of classic mid-century modern-style wares that’ll have people wondering just where you got that from. With so many brands and products under its roof, the quality varies, but you can always fall back on the ample customer reviews to guide your hand.
Best For: Classic, elegant design styles
You might associate Pottery Barn with the types of pieces a suburban mom might covet from a catalog, but the brand still sells a sneaky good selection of timeless, albeit fairly conservative-looking pieces, from bed frames to coffee tables, to round out your comfy-cozy lodgings.
Best For: Upscale, industrial-style furnishings
Like the name implies, Industry West specializes in a curated edit of modern, industrial-style pieces that are heavy on black metals, warm leather, and cozy fabrics. These are all well-crafted pieces you’d find in a fancy hotel lobby, and come with the price points to match if you’ve got the extra wiggle room for a splurge.
Best For: Trendy classics that look straight out of a catalog
Crate & Barrel, CB2’s slightly stuffier sister brand, is always a hit for registries and classy furniture that stands the test of time. Subdued fabrics and crowd-pleasing finishes, like marbled surfaces, are the norm here, and the brand offers some great design collaborations with brands like Shinola and design experts like Athena Calderone.