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NOLA’s 12 best stores for home goods and interior design services

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September of 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.

It makes sense that one of the most architecturally stunning cities in the U.S. would also be home to a robust antiques and interior design scene. Whether you want a new settee or are seeking an entire overhaul for your home, these Insta-worthy New Orleans stores have got you covered—and make for fun browsing and window-shopping, too.

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Eclectic Home

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Just as its name implies, Eclectic Home blends elements from a variety of sources and styles. Owner and principal designer Penny Francis believes great design should be timeless, yet innovative. With 19 years of interior design experience under their belt, the team at Eclectic Home works on residential and commercial spaces, on everything from complete build-outs to staging for real estate sales. Visit the store on Oak Street for a diverse selection of traditional and contemporary furnishings, decor, and accessories from sources worldwide. Recent inventory includes an edgy, rustic gold urn/vase with skulls, an antique bronze book press, and a modern black mother-of-pearl inlay lamp.

The interior of a furniture store in New Orleans. There are chairs, tables, and various other items of furniture on display in the room. Courtesy Eclectic Home

It’s technically right outside the Orleans Parish limits, but this sophisticated home furnishings shop is worth the (very short) trip. The showroom includes everything from furniture and lighting to small gifts and home accessories, and interior design services are available for $95/hour.

Villa Vici

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If you haven’t stepped inside Villa Vici’s upscale retail space, you probably know it as the gleaming white modern building on Magazine Street near Napoleon Avenue. “We’re known for white,” said Tanga Winstead, lead designer. But that doesn’t mean color is off-limits. Villa Vici maintains that although their designers excel at modern design, they’re equally equipped to take an old New Orleans house and enhance its old-world beauty. They work with with clients on a range of projects, from the smallest job to full build-outs.

The interior of Villa Vici in New Orleans. The furniture store has various items of furniture and design on display in a large open room. Courtesy Villa Vici

Shaun Smith Home

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At Shaun Smith Home, classic meets contemporary tastes. Smith, who has been featured in Traditional Home, Domino, and House Beautiful, stocks his retail space with objects and gifts for the home, from contemporary art and 18th-century furniture to sophisticated coffee table books. Smith sources antique and vintage finds domestically and internationally and offers full interior design services for commercial and residential clients.

The interior of the Shaun Smith Home store in New Orleans. There are various items of furniture and design on display in a large room. Courtesy Shaun Smith

Sutton House by Kelly Sutton

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Sutton House occupies a restored half of a double shotgun. Owner and designer Kelly Sutton is originally from Lafayette and has lived all over the world. At her New Orleans showroom, she sells bold and eclectic modern and vintage furniture, lighting, decor, gifts, and accessories. Sutton brings a touch of L.A. to LA, but also showcases local art by artists Mallory Page and Ashton Shaw Despot. Sutton House carries high-end candle lines, custom pillows, vintage pieces redone with Sutton’s own modern spin, and more. She works with clients on a range of budgets and projects, offering everything from retainer to full services to consultations.

The interior of the Sutton House in New Orleans. There is a couch with multiple pillows and a work of art on the wall. Courtesy Sutton House

House Stuff

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If new and expensive furniture is not your thing, a boutique consignment furniture store might serve you well. This Mid-City corner store is stocked with every kind of used furnishing imaginable, from rugs and lamps to bed frames and tables. The shop may be small, but the affordable wares cycle through rapidly, so it makes sense to visit often to snag a deal.

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Malachite Home

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Melissa Miles Rufty and Adrienne Casbarian opened Malachite in 2012 as a home for the high-end vintage, antique, and modern furnishings and decor they had collected over the years for design projects. Melissa and Adrienne (who also owns Lum, a vintage lighting shop) source items from all over the world, and in this boutique you’ll find a blend of tastes and time periods to suit a motley of interiors. Recent finds include an 18th-century French walnut commode, a glass top Karl Springer table from the 1970s, and a large, glittering chunk of druzy crystal.

An interior in the Malachite Home in New Orleans. There is a shelf with a vase and a stack of books. The shelf is against a green wall. The wall has a gold mirror hanging on it. courtesy Malachite Home

Owner Caroline Robert brings together antique and contemporary furnishings and design, blending an old New Orleans aesthetic with current trends. Robert sources finds from markets and auction houses across the country, but also features a heavy rotation of local artists and makers. Interested clients can set up an appointment for interior design services—they handle full-service residential and commercial projects as well. Perch also is a great place to pick up a hostess gift.

This full-service design studio is open by appointment and focuses its efforts on its boutique wallpaper and fabric business. Owner and designer Nomita Joshi-Gupta scours blogs, magazines, and other media to discover new artists from across the globe who are creating small-batch wallpapers and fabrics. Although the store specializes in wall coverings and fabrics, Joshi-Gupta offers a range of design services. For the eco-friendly shopper, Spruce sells wallpapers with soy- and water-based inks and is familiar with LEED certification standards.

The interior of Spruce in New Orleans. There are various items of furniture and design on display in a room. Courtesy of Spruce

Sunday Shop

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This retail spinoff of Logan Killen Interiors stocks furniture, antiques, textiles, lighting, and art in an inspiring Lower Garden District space. The design team resides on the store’s second floor, so pro guidance is just a short flight of stairs away.

Modern Market

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Those who may be put off by the pricey midcentury modern furnishings at Design Within Reach next door may find objects that feel somewhat more accessible at Modern Market, and their selection is huge—they offer more than 400 lines of furniture and fixtures for residential and commercial spaces. They also offer full architectural and interior design services through their sister company M2 Studio on Hampson Street, which has worked on local residential and commercial spaces including Buff Beauty Bar, and Raw Republic.

Doerr Furniture Store

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This family-owned furniture store has served the Marigny and the Greater New Orleans area since 1938. This shop specializes in upscale woodwork and upholstery. If you are looking for ideas or suggestion for home design, Doerr also offers free in-home and in-store design services.

Eclectic Home

The interior of a furniture store in New Orleans. There are chairs, tables, and various other items of furniture on display in the room. Courtesy Eclectic Home

Just as its name implies, Eclectic Home blends elements from a variety of sources and styles. Owner and principal designer Penny Francis believes great design should be timeless, yet innovative. With 19 years of interior design experience under their belt, the team at Eclectic Home works on residential and commercial spaces, on everything from complete build-outs to staging for real estate sales. Visit the store on Oak Street for a diverse selection of traditional and contemporary furnishings, decor, and accessories from sources worldwide. Recent inventory includes an edgy, rustic gold urn/vase with skulls, an antique bronze book press, and a modern black mother-of-pearl inlay lamp.

The interior of a furniture store in New Orleans. There are chairs, tables, and various other items of furniture on display in the room. Courtesy Eclectic Home

JADE

It’s technically right outside the Orleans Parish limits, but this sophisticated home furnishings shop is worth the (very short) trip. The showroom includes everything from furniture and lighting to small gifts and home accessories, and interior design services are available for $95/hour.

Villa Vici

The interior of Villa Vici in New Orleans. The furniture store has various items of furniture and design on display in a large open room. Courtesy Villa Vici

If you haven’t stepped inside Villa Vici’s upscale retail space, you probably know it as the gleaming white modern building on Magazine Street near Napoleon Avenue. “We’re known for white,” said Tanga Winstead, lead designer. But that doesn’t mean color is off-limits. Villa Vici maintains that although their designers excel at modern design, they’re equally equipped to take an old New Orleans house and enhance its old-world beauty. They work with with clients on a range of projects, from the smallest job to full build-outs.

The interior of Villa Vici in New Orleans. The furniture store has various items of furniture and design on display in a large open room. Courtesy Villa Vici

Shaun Smith Home

The interior of the Shaun Smith Home store in New Orleans. There are various items of furniture and design on display in a large room. Courtesy Shaun Smith

At Shaun Smith Home, classic meets contemporary tastes. Smith, who has been featured in Traditional Home, Domino, and House Beautiful, stocks his retail space with objects and gifts for the home, from contemporary art and 18th-century furniture to sophisticated coffee table books. Smith sources antique and vintage finds domestically and internationally and offers full interior design services for commercial and residential clients.

The interior of the Shaun Smith Home store in New Orleans. There are various items of furniture and design on display in a large room. Courtesy Shaun Smith

Sutton House by Kelly Sutton

The interior of the Sutton House in New Orleans. There is a couch with multiple pillows and a work of art on the wall. Courtesy Sutton House

Sutton House occupies a restored half of a double shotgun. Owner and designer Kelly Sutton is originally from Lafayette and has lived all over the world. At her New Orleans showroom, she sells bold and eclectic modern and vintage furniture, lighting, decor, gifts, and accessories. Sutton brings a touch of L.A. to LA, but also showcases local art by artists Mallory Page and Ashton Shaw Despot. Sutton House carries high-end candle lines, custom pillows, vintage pieces redone with Sutton’s own modern spin, and more. She works with clients on a range of budgets and projects, offering everything from retainer to full services to consultations.

The interior of the Sutton House in New Orleans. There is a couch with multiple pillows and a work of art on the wall. Courtesy Sutton House

House Stuff

If new and expensive furniture is not your thing, a boutique consignment furniture store might serve you well. This Mid-City corner store is stocked with every kind of used furnishing imaginable, from rugs and lamps to bed frames and tables. The shop may be small, but the affordable wares cycle through rapidly, so it makes sense to visit often to snag a deal.

A post shared by jaymarg90 (@jaymarg90) on

Malachite Home

An interior in the Malachite Home in New Orleans. There is a shelf with a vase and a stack of books. The shelf is against a green wall. The wall has a gold mirror hanging on it. courtesy Malachite Home

Melissa Miles Rufty and Adrienne Casbarian opened Malachite in 2012 as a home for the high-end vintage, antique, and modern furnishings and decor they had collected over the years for design projects. Melissa and Adrienne (who also owns Lum, a vintage lighting shop) source items from all over the world, and in this boutique you’ll find a blend of tastes and time periods to suit a motley of interiors. Recent finds include an 18th-century French walnut commode, a glass top Karl Springer table from the 1970s, and a large, glittering chunk of druzy crystal.

An interior in the Malachite Home in New Orleans. There is a shelf with a vase and a stack of books. The shelf is against a green wall. The wall has a gold mirror hanging on it. courtesy Malachite Home

Perch

Owner Caroline Robert brings together antique and contemporary furnishings and design, blending an old New Orleans aesthetic with current trends. Robert sources finds from markets and auction houses across the country, but also features a heavy rotation of local artists and makers. Interested clients can set up an appointment for interior design services—they handle full-service residential and commercial projects as well. Perch also is a great place to pick up a hostess gift.

Spruce

The interior of Spruce in New Orleans. There are various items of furniture and design on display in a room. Courtesy of Spruce

This full-service design studio is open by appointment and focuses its efforts on its boutique wallpaper and fabric business. Owner and designer Nomita Joshi-Gupta scours blogs, magazines, and other media to discover new artists from across the globe who are creating small-batch wallpapers and fabrics. Although the store specializes in wall coverings and fabrics, Joshi-Gupta offers a range of design services. For the eco-friendly shopper, Spruce sells wallpapers with soy- and water-based inks and is familiar with LEED certification standards.

The interior of Spruce in New Orleans. There are various items of furniture and design on display in a room. Courtesy of Spruce

Sunday Shop

This retail spinoff of Logan Killen Interiors stocks furniture, antiques, textiles, lighting, and art in an inspiring Lower Garden District space. The design team resides on the store’s second floor, so pro guidance is just a short flight of stairs away.

Modern Market

Those who may be put off by the pricey midcentury modern furnishings at Design Within Reach next door may find objects that feel somewhat more accessible at Modern Market, and their selection is huge—they offer more than 400 lines of furniture and fixtures for residential and commercial spaces. They also offer full architectural and interior design services through their sister company M2 Studio on Hampson Street, which has worked on local residential and commercial spaces including Buff Beauty Bar, and Raw Republic.

Doerr Furniture Store

This family-owned furniture store has served the Marigny and the Greater New Orleans area since 1938. This shop specializes in upscale woodwork and upholstery. If you are looking for ideas or suggestion for home design, Doerr also offers free in-home and in-store design services.