The best part of using me as a Decor Coach is that you are in the driver’s seat! You shop where you want and buy what you like, but I’m there to help you along. There are so many places to shop that it can make your head spin. What do I buy? Where to I buy it? Where can I shop local? How can I support small businesses and independent artists and creators? Now, I’m not against the big box stores either, as they can be essential, but I think shopping a variety of sources is what makes a space look so personal and inviting! Most of the links below are to the Instagram page for the business. There is lots of inspiration in Instagram feeds, plus the link to shop, if they have an online shop, is there as well.
vendors local to andover, ma
Longleaf Lumber is a reclaimed lumber company in Cambridge, MA. You can’t go wrong when you get your wood flooring from them! I have their reclaimed hickory throughout my home.
A Massachusetts couple sources new antique rugs every week. They are posted for sale every Sunday at 8pm. I think they have one of the best selections around and their prices are very fair!
If you are looking for rugs with very neutral looks and a coastal feel, Serena and Lily rugs are a great choice. They have lots of blues, beiges, grays and jute rugs.
The folks at The Citizenry source all of their products from artisans all over the world. All of the rugs are hand woven, knotted or braided and are stunning!
If you are simply looking for rugs at low prices and are not looking for something made by hand or by independent businesses, you can’t go wrong with Rugs USA.
I have been using Benjamin Moore Paints from the first time I painted my bedroom as a young girl. I’ve done a LOT of painting of walls and trim since then and it is still my go to.
If you are looking for graphic wallpaper with lots of style, this is the right brand. All their wallpapers are designed by independent designers and are top quality.
Looking for affordable & removable wall decor. Urban Walls is the place. They have everything from florals, geometrics, to animals and sayings. They also have wall murals and wall art.
If you are local to Andover, MA head over to see Paula at Acorn Home and Design. She has a huge selection of wallpaper form many different brands!
Walnut Wallpaper is based on the west coast and offers tons of designs from so many designers from Kate Spade, Miss Print, to Kelly Wearstler.
If you want to hunt for a perfect piece by an independent artist from anywhere, head over to Etsy. You can find original paintings, prints, collage, photography, sketches and fiber arts. So grab a coffee (or a glass of wine) and start searching!
For original art from local artists (local to Andover, MA) head on over to Helen Thomas on Main Street. This gem of a store has original paintings galore! If you want a custom piece, the artists are willing to create one for you too.
I love Framebridge. They have a fantastic product. You can upload an image for them to print and frame, or you can send in a photo or any other frame-able item and they will send it back to you all framed. One of the best products are their pre-designed gallery walls!
I am so glad I found Designs by Filia on Instagram. Her fiber wall art is magnificent! Her wall hangings are hand hung and dyed and are beautiful.
20×200 is a company that curates a selection of limited edition prints by emerging, established and legendary artists. From retro art to really cool photography, they have you covered.
It’s difficult to describe Janet Hill’s paintings. I guess I can say they tell a story, are a bit whimsical and magical, and they have beautiful colors. You need to have at least one of her peices in your home! I absolutely love The Duchess print.
Cabinetry and tile
Cement tiles are great . These from Granada Tile are also master crafted and environmentally friendly. They also come in beautiful patterns and were used on the outdoor patio of designer Emily Hendersen.
Here is another company that makes custom doors for IKEA cabinet bases, and remember they are not only for kitchens. You can use them in bathroom and to create custom storage in any room!
For you Andover area locals out there, National Tile in North Reading is a fantastic resource! They have a huge selection at so many price points. They are super helpful too!
Eclectic Goods was started by an interior designer that loves to source product from all over. Her online store surely shows off her global design flair!
Believe it or not, Target has an excellent lighting selection! If you are looking for great style at a low price, this is a great option.
Article is a fantastic source for fairly priced modern furnishings. This company prides itself on working directly with the manufacturers, cutting out all the middle-men, which avoids lots of costs, I have heard nothing but good stuff about their SVEN SOFA. It’s beautiful and comfortable!
I have found the BEST furniture on Craigslist! Plus, if you are a ‘hunter’ like me, you will have LOTS and LOTS of fun searching for something really cool. My favorite piece in my home, a midcentury credenza, was found on Craigslist, and the prices can’t be beat!
This is your shop for handmade and ethically sourced furniture from global artisans. They don’t have an enormous furniture selection, but the pieces they do have are beautiful and unique.
All I have to say is “stylish furniture at a great price”. Target is always right on point when it comes to offering what is trending, and their prices, you can change your look with the times.
If you love a modern boho look, look no further than Anthropologie . This store is one of my absolute favorites, like eye candy!