Best Home Accessories in Boston

2015 Best Home Accessories

Liz Caan

Newton Centre

The signature bright colors, bold patterns, and mixed textures that Liz Caan brings to her interior design also grace her personally curated Newton Centre shop. Find geometric throw pillows in…Read More

2014 Best Home Accessories

Hudson

Boston

Interior designer Jill Goldberg’s expertly merchandized eight-year-old shop has all the rugs, furnishings, and knick-knacks that make a house a home. You’ll leave with an Assouline book, a Brahms Mount…Read More

2013 Best Home Accessories, Tabletop

Didriks

Cambridge

This Cambridge shop has area exclusives on some of the finest dinnerware, flatware, and accessories available. We covet the minimalist stoneware from Heath Ceramics, as well as Match’s pewter and…Read More

2012 Best Home Accessories

Twelve Chairs

Boston

Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese founded their home design store with a clear objective: Whenever possible, collect items that are made locally and sustainably. In their lofty space, the duo…Read More

2011 Best Home Accessories

Lekker Unique Home Furnishings

Boston

Owner and founder Natalie Carpenter sought to create a store that harnessed the artistic energy of the South End; her foresight and discerning eye for Scandinavian design quickly catapulted the…Read More

2011 Best Home Accessories, South

La Petite Maison

Hingham

Not the scented-soap type? You’ll still find yourself coveting the goods in this thrice-expanded shop. With Yves Delorme towels, Le Jacquard Français tablecloths, and more, La Petite Maison…Read More

2011 Best Home Accessories, Cape Cod

Yates and Kennedy

Provincetown

Provincetown is a rather long way to travel for ultrahip vintage and modern accessories, but Yates and Kennedy is a true destination for the antler-hunting, owl-coveting, woodblock-pillow-desiring crowd. Bonus: After…Read More

2010 Best Home Accessories

Hudson

Boston

Jill Goldberg’s four-year-old shop perfectly captures the new Boston aesthetic: a charming balance of country chic (whitewashed woods, salvaged signs), old-money signifiers (vintage French settees), and a touch of modern…Read More

2009 Best Home Accessories, Affordable

Acquire

Boston

There’s nary an item over $100 inside Nikki Dalrymple’s ode to cool dcor. Choose from goodies like Trina Turk needlepoint pillows ($55 apiece), vintage cordial glassware sets (around $40), and…Read More

2009 Best Home Accessories

Hudson

Boston

Some people, we want to raid their closets; others, their kitchens. If Hudson owner Jill Goldberg’s home is anything like her domestic-décor mecca, though, we’d make off with the whole…Read More

2008 Best Home Accessories, Debut

Diseño

Boston

As home store after home store opened this year, we wondered, Do we have enough space for all this stuff? If it comes from Diseño, we’ll make the room. A…Read More

2008 Best Home Accessories

Louis Boston

Boston

The ground-floor inventory at Louis Boston changes as often as Maria Fei’s whim dictates—which is to say, almost daily. The veteran home-accessories buyer is constantly tweaking the store’s displays to…Read More

2007 Best Home Accessories, West

Nesting On Main

Concord

Ascending the worn wooden stairs to reach Nesting on Main recalls a trip to Grandma’s attic. The three owners, each with a talent for finding charm in the humblest of…Read More

2007 Best Home Accessories, South

La Petite Maison

Hingham

Bastion of awe-inspiring seaside houses that it is, the South Shore is flush with well-stocked home shops. Among that crop, the undisputed attention-getter is the nine-year-old La Petite Maison, brimming…Read More

2007 Best Home Accessories, North

Piari Luna

Marblehead

Browsers fast become buyers at this three-year-old décor outpost, which sees its stock of tony/whimsical antiques and home goods turn over so speedily that the idea of a gift registry…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories, Martha's Vineyard

Mix

Vineyard Haven

It used to be that there were two things you couldn’t avoid, no matter how hard you tried, while shopping on the island: James Taylor and antiques. That was before…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories

Koo de Kir

Boston

It doesn’t take a very discerning eye to look at Sarah Cihat’s reglazed vintage plates and know that they are cool. Knowing whether they’ll look good on your dining room…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories, West

The Gifted Hand

Wellesley

You could go to Pottery Barn. Or you could go to the Gifted Hand and—gasp!—buy something original. This well-lit Wellesley gallery sells handmade ceramic bowls, contemporary blown-glass vases, and hand-woven…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories

Koo de Kir

Boston

It doesn’t take a very discerning eye to look at Sarah Cihat’s reglazed vintage plates and know that they are cool. Knowing whether they’ll look good on your dining room…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories, South

Dianthus

Plymouth

What has a white picket fence, country charm, and more classic décor than a Vermont B&B? If you answered ‘heaven,’ you’ll adore Dianthus. Chockablock with delicate linens, Shaker furniture, handmade…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories, North

Wishbasket

Newburyport

We’re not typically the nesting types, but thanks to Wishbasket, our pied-à-terre has been looking practically hibernation-ready. Once inside the French country shop, we find ourselves stocking up on rustic…Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories, Nantucket

Coastal Vintage Home & Garden

Nantucket

Most Nantucket home stores—clean, uncluttered spaces, all—are indistinguishable. Only Coastal stands out. The vibe feels somehow contemporary, even though much of its dinnerware, glassware, vases, and candlesticks are unquestionably vintage….Read More

2006 Best Home Accessories, Cape Cod

The Potted Geranium

West Harwich

Enthusiasts of eclectic home decoration adore the Potted Geranium, a cluttered catch-all craft and home accessories store. Need something to offset your dining room’s midcentury modernity? Pick up a locally…Read More

2005 Best Home Accessories, Cape Cod

Roots Home & Garden

Provincetown

True, the Cape is an antique-hunting hub, but fun and funky finds abound as well. Provincetown’s Roots has a unique, diverse collection of home and garden accessories, from Tibetan rugs…Read More

2005 Best Home Accessories, South

Octavia’s

Duxbury

Forgoing customary kitsch, Octavia’s is chock-full of one-of-a-kind must-haves, making it fun both to explore and buy from. The constantly changing stock yields a little bit of everything, from an…Read More

2005 Best Home Accessories, North

Coast

Beverly Farms

Rare is the home accessories store praised by both common consumers and high-end professional designers. Coast appeals to both. The North Shore shop’s furnishings, tableware, linens, frames, and wall hangings…Read More

2005 Best Home Accessories, Nantucket

Trillium

Nantucket

This delightful island shop carries an array of designs centered on the work of French artisan Muriel Grateau. Tall celadon vases, delicate glass candlesticks, hand-beaded place mats, and minimalist table…Read More

2003 Best Home Accessories

Koo de Kir

Boston

Seems that lately almost every home accessories shop is big on minimalism—in presentation and selection, anyway. (Price is another matter.) Shoppers who are tired of wandering through spartan stores with…Read More

2003 Best Home Accessories, South

Elegant Entrances

Norwell

“Cluttered” may not be your adjective of choice when it comes to home décor, but a trip to Elegant Entrances might be enough to make wrought-iron candelabra and Mission lamps…Read More

2002 Best Home Accessories

Cocoon

Boston

This family-run store may seem small, but it’s packed with objects to render your home as cozy, chic, and vaguely exotic as its name. There are intricately beaded silk table…Read More

2001 Best Home Accessories

Koo de Kir

Boston

This gem of a store’s Charles Street window is always so artfully filled with brightly colored home furnishings and accessories that passing by without stopping in is nearly impossible. If…Read More

1999 Best Home Accessories

Black Ink @ Home

Cambridge

It’s all about industrial chic—eclectic bits and pieces like the salt and pepper shakers made to look like a bolt and the frog can crusher. Black Ink offers items with…Read More

1994 Best Home Accessories

Domain

Accessorizing is what it’s about these days in interior design, and nobody does it better than Domain. The selection of upholstered pillows is the best in Boston. But check out…Read More

1992 Best Home Accessories, One-of-a-Kind

Camden Passage, Ltd.

Boston

A favorite with designers for hand-sewn lampshades and finials of every description, this shop offers a limited but well-chosen potpourri of antiques, furniture, and paintings…Read More

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