Best Furniture in Boston

2015 Best Furniture, Modern

Ligne Roset

Boston

This established French brand’s furniture (pictured) is made to be enjoyed, not just admired. A select number of smartly chosen pieces grace the bright, modest showroom floor, but their impact…Read More

2015 Best Furniture, Classic

Room & Board

Boston

Journey through this airy five-floor showroom—deftly organized by category and function—for catalog-style displays of classic and midcentury designs. More than 90 percent of the selection is American-made, and the origin…Read More

2014 Best Furniture, Heirloom

Thos. Moser

Boston

Designed and built in Maine from the finest woods, Thos. Moser’s chairs, tables, and benches will probably outlast every stick of Ikea furniture ever made. Thankfully, the pieces are timelessly…Read More

2014 Best Furniture, Modern Classics

Montage

Boston

Warm and beautifully curated, Montage’s showroom defies the perception that modern can be off-putting. A celebration of color and craftsmanship, its two floors showcase all the excitement of the finest…Read More

2013 Best Furniture, North

Urban Elements

Newburyport

Decor-savvy denizens of the North Shore come to this eco-minded boutique for home furnishings and accessories. Larger stores generally sell pieces made abroad, but much of what you’ll find here…Read More

2013 Best Furniture, West

Carter Dayton Home

Wellesley

The interior designer Michael Carter teamed up with the retail visionary Lynn Dayton to create a Wellesley showroom that doubles as a valuable resource for professionals. Think of Carter Dayton…Read More

2013 Best Furniture, Heirloom

Thos. Moser

Boston

You know you’re a true New Englander when you begin recognizing the work of Thos. Moser. Built in Maine and designed in-house, each artful chair and table is crafted from…Read More

2013 Best Furniture Restoration

Trefler’s

Newton

It’s unfair to call the artists at Trefler’s mere restorers. In fact, they are museum-level art conservators who perform miracles on ancient porcelain, paintings, antique furnishings, gilded frames, and books….Read More

2013 Best Furniture, Modern

Addo Novo

Boston

It’s easy to get swept up in interior trends, but when you’re looking for edge (that won’t later cut you), Addo Novo offers the midcentury’s greatest hits, along with contemporary…Read More

2013 Best Furniture, South

Surroundings

Mattapoisett

There was a time when anyone on the South Shore interested in fine furnishings had to make the trek up to Boston. But there’s no need now. At this lovely…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, South

Cabot House

Weymouth

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…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, North

Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design

Essex

There are furniture stores, and then there’s this exquisite Essex shop, where every last piece is quirky, unusual, and utterly compelling. From colorful vintage prints to a stunningly original art…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, Everyday

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Boston

When it comes to outfitting our home, we want it all—high style, gorgeous fabrics, American-made pieces—at a fair price, of course. That’s why we always make this Boston-area furniture chain…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, Contemporary

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Boston

When it comes to outfitting our home, we want it all—high style, gorgeous fabrics, American-made pieces—at a fair price, of course. That’s why we always make this Boston-area furniture chain…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, West

Arhaus

Natick

With its extensive collection of upholstered and casework pieces, Arhaus is the suburban homeowner’s dream destination. The company has worked hard to stay on top of the latest trends—their beautifully…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, Formal

Webster & Company

Boston

Oh, to enter the world of Webster! To be forever surrounded by Rose Tarlow’s curvy imperfections, Holly Hunt’s muscular stylings, and Dakota Jackson’s pop tendencies! All the pieces in this…Read More

2012 Best Furniture, One-Stop Shopping

Circle Furniture

Boston

There are plenty of high-end shops in town to satisfy sophisticated tastes, but we keep coming back to Circle, Boston’s source for New England-built beds, chairs, and more. You can…Read More

2011 Best Furniture Store, West

Hudson

Wellesley

This charming Wellesley home store is dedicated to casual-elegant living. Vintage handpainted signs seamlessly mix with mirrored cabinets; brindle cowhides share space with woven ticking-stripe rugs. All of the goods…Read More

2011 Best Furniture, Everyday

Circle Furniture

Cambridge

Sourced from New England workshops (thus, Yankee to the core), this local company’s beds, dining tables, and upholstered pieces are classically styled and built to last. And don’t avoid the…Read More

2011 Best Furniture, Formal

Webster & Company

Boston

Boston’s interior designers don’t want you to know about Webster & Company: It’s their secret trove of the classic American furnishings that picky New Englanders crave. David Webster and his…Read More

2011 Best Furniture, One-Stop Shopping

Boston Interiors

Brookline Village

The problem with mega-furniture stores is that everything tends to look the same. Boston Interiors, however, offers such a wide variety that you actually can create that it-came-together-over-the-decades look in…Read More

2011 Best Furniture Store, South

Company C

Hingham

The bright and preppy furniture lines from New Hampshire-based Company C are just the right complement to the South Shore’s coastal-casual homes. All of the upholstered pieces (with New England-centric…Read More

2009 Best Furniture, One-Stop

Circle Furniture

Cambridge

Despite the relentless country-cute styling of the showroom floor, for every table, bed, and chair on display there are at least 20 customizable options, making this strip mall-friendly mini chain…Read More

2009 Best Furniture, Specialty

Machine Age

Boston

In the urban tundra between the Seaport District and South Boston sits an inconspicuous-looking 9,000-square-foot warehouse. Within it you’ll find a candyland for modern-design addicts, a place where George Nelson,…Read More

2008 Best Furniture, Vintage

Machine Age

Boston

If tripping over midcentury treasures is your idea of a good time, then you’ll party like it’s 1959 in this 9,000-square-foot showroom where Charles and Ray Eames are alive and…Read More

2008 Best Furniture, Traditional

Furniture by Dovetail

Newton Lower Falls

In the traditional-furniture smackdown, the allure of an artisan hunched over his work right here in Massachusetts always wins out. So in Dovetail, a 20-year-old family-owned company based in Holden,…Read More

2008 Best Furniture, Modern

Montage

Boston

At some point, modern Europhiles have to make a choice: either move to Milan or buy furniture from Montage. Showcasing factory-direct B&B Italia and Moroso pieces (along with molto other…Read More

2007 Best Furniture, Modern

Montage

Boston

Chris Bates and Liz Cingari, the duo behind Montage, recently executed a flawless makeover of their bright, sleek Arlington Street showroom, and with it, unveiled a brand-new roster of European…Read More

2007 Best Furniture, Eclectic

Hudson

Boston

You might say Hudson has New England roots and California tips. That’s the product of the decor vision of owner-designer Jill Goldberg, whose store is an ecumenical palette of vintage,…Read More

2007 Best Furniture, Traditional

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

Your rich aunt left her classic dining room set to your bratty sister? Who cares?! You can build your own inheritance-worthy collection at Thos. Moser, the Maine-based furnituremaker where all…Read More

2007 Best Furniture, Custom

Furnature

Watertown

Four generations into making furniture, the Shapiro family discovered they could not only craft a gorgeous sofa, loveseat, chair, or bed to match a customer’s specific vision, but also make…Read More

2007 Best Furniture, Children's

Bambini Design

Brookline

Just because you’re bringing home a bambino doesn’t mean you have to turn the place into a romper room. This modern furniture store offers colorful French and Italian items that…Read More

2006 Best Furniture, Modern

Montage

Boston

Its old space was awe-inspiring enough, but its renovated 10,500-square-foot showroom leaves us speechless. Montage now features an overhauled collection that includes contemporary European lines like B&B Italia, MatteoGrassi, and…Read More

2006 Best Furniture, Antique

Gallagher-Christopher Antiques

Boston

Even minimalists find joy in this boutique that flouts the typical dusty, cluttered antique shop. Gallagher-Christopher’s selection includes 19th-century English dressers, early-20th-century lighting, and art deco chairs, along with the…Read More

2006 Best Furniture, Traditional

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

No, it’s not flashy. And yes, the lines are reminiscent of a bygone era. But don’t confuse traditional with passé. Thos. Moser’s handmade black cherry furniture, with its customized accents…Read More

2006 Best Furniture, Custom

Frank Roop

Boston

If, like us, you’ve made the rounds of showrooms and emerged empty-handed, stop next at Frank Roop. The interior designer creates pieces with your tastes and dimensions in mind. His…Read More

2005 Best Furniture, Contemporary

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Boston

Contemporary doesn’t have to mean mod. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams gets this, and sells a mix of retro furnishings alongside pieces with cleaner, more classical lines. There are sophisticated…Read More

2005 Best Furniture, Antique

Antiques on Cambridge Street

Cambridge

Antiques shopping is notoriously hit-or-miss, but at the 12,000-square-foot Antiques on Cambridge, you’re bound to run into something special. After all, this depot represents about 100 venerable vendors. Elegant dining…Read More

2004 Best Furniture, Antique

Room With a Vieux

Boston

The brightest star in the constellation of Charles Street antique dealers, Room With a Vieux specializes in French pieces picked by owner Jeff Diamond on monthly pilgrimages to France. The…Read More

2004 Best Furniture, Contemporary

Montage

Boston

If couture décor is fashion for the home, then Montage is the Gucci of interior shops. Store owners Chris and Liz Bates have assembled an enviable collection of Italian “sleek-chic,”…Read More

2003 Best Furniture, Classic

Charles Webb Classic Modern Furniture

Cambridge

Architect Charles Webb has rescued such old standbys as the wing and Windsor chair from historic cliché by reimagining their lines with a contemporary grace. The bedroom, living room, and…Read More

2003 Best Furniture, Leather

Roche-Bobois

Boston

The folks at Roche-Bobois take their leather very seriously. One sales associate advises massaging the surface with Lancôme moisturizer to keep it supple. “Of course,” he says with a Gallic…Read More

2003 Best Furniture, Contemporary

Montage

Boston

This store’s 10,500 square feet of floor space on Arlington Street is brimming with a minimalist but immaculate selection of contemporary pieces from designers such as B&B Italia, Cassina (including…Read More

2002 Best Furniture, Modern

Repertoire

Boston

Even if design deities Celeste Cooper and Rick Garofalo weren’t on hand to offer their talents through this magnificently executed showroom, we’d still be standing outside the windows drooling over…Read More

2002 Best Furniture, Classic

Roche Bobois

Boston

It’s a rare showroom that can be everything to every shopper, but Roche Bobois comes very close. Here you’ll find the true triumvirate of coveted styles: French country, including sumptuous…Read More

2001 Best Furniture, South

Restorations & Originals

Weymouth

This shop’s forte is an outstanding mix of antiques, from imported European country pieces to pine reproductions, plus offbeat accessories and lamps—in short, everything you need to decorate an upscale…Read More

2001 Best Furniture, North

Ashley & Barnes

Newburyport

No frilly cottage clutter here—think fine upholstered easy chairs, African-inspired accessories, and handmade dishes in unexpected jewel colors. This Newburyport shop offers sleek and contemporary finds without being faddish…Read More

2000 Best Furniture, Vintage

The Lush Life

Brighton

At the end of Brighton’s vintage row sits The Lush Life, a shop with a fabulous selection of antiques. Art Deco is a feature here, and the goods include everything…Read More

2000 Best Furniture, Antique

Autrefois Antiques

Boston

Specializing in 18th- and 19th-century Italian and French furniture (with the odd 20th-century accessory thrown in), Autrefois has a warehouse ambience but a treasure trove of beautiful pieces. Bonus: Original…Read More

2000 Best Furniture, Mid-Century Modern

Machine Age

Boston

Even if mod furniture wasn’t stunningly trendy, we would gush about Machine Age. For nine years, owner Normand Mainville has indulged his passion for such things as classic Herman Miller…Read More

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