While we are always advocates for checking out big purchases in person (there’s nothing worse than ordering a sofa online, and when it arrives it’s as stiff as a board) and with so many amazing local shops for stylish home decor and conversational furniture pieces, it’s almost scary how fast you could decorate your entire home. So go ahead, take some time out and check out our list of “must visit” furniture spots in Austin.
Four Hands is an exclusive online market to furnish your home with style. They offer limited-time deals on overstocked and end-of-season furnishings. From chairs to side tables, beds to dining tables, After Market can help you find unique accents for your space. Quantities are limited — when their stock is gone, it’s gone. From exclusive import furniture, home accents, and antiques from around the world. Four Hands is your one-stop resource for lifestyle home furnishings, delivering the industry’s best in product, quality, value, and customer service. Do not forget that once a year, Four Hands has one of the best warehouse sales in Austin. Slightly damaged furniture for 50%-70% off. Even though online shopping may offer many options their Find a Dealer page can locate the Four Hands nearest you.
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This store is a designer’s dream. Nest Modern brings all the elements to the everyday mid-century modern shopper to an jaw dropping “ah”. Like the Modern movement that forms Nest Modern collections, they offer progressive yet iconoclastic designs. Whether you are a Modern aficionado or a neophyte, you will feel at home. Whether you are looking for sleek chrome-and-glass or softer elements, you will find a plethora of options. Nest Modern selects manufacturers who understand the architecture of furniture and who demonstrate unswerving commitment to the highest quality.Nest provides conscientious, professional customer service – conduct business with integrity, following principles of serenity, simplicity, harmony and creativity. You can check out some Austin digs on their Design Gallery or you can see for yourself at one of their two Austin locations
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Austin has an eclectic vibe all in it’s own and with Collectic Home, you can bring this style into your home furnishings. Inspiring you to think outside of the everyday mainstream furniture store. Arrange your stunning collection of rustic ceramics – inside an elegant Art Deco armoire. Fill a 100-year-old hand-crafted Asian storage chest – with your plasma TV’s surround sound equipment. Offer guests a seat on a rough-hewn cedar bench – under a sleek glass and steel dining table. Collectic Home wants you to break the rules. Check out their amazing website, filled with colorful photos and descriptive details of all their pieces in stock. At Collectic Home, they take the stress out and guide you through the design process, from the conceptual idea to the execution, purchase, and installation. In the store or in your home – your choice. The Austin location is nestled off Bee Cave Road in the Shops of Mira Vista.
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Although much has changed since their humble beginnings, one thing remains constant… their passion for design.
Simply stated, Copenhagen believes that clean design is more sophisticated than heavy ornamentation. “A chair is beautiful for the simple function it performs and this beauty is defined and enhanced by the lines which create the design and then the materials that become the chair. Place the chair on a pedestal and it’s a sculpture.” You will only find products of good design and quality supported by value make it into the Copenhagen collection. Copenhagen is proud of everything we sell at any price point and stand behind these products with our family reputation. Shopping at Copenhagen is not your usual retail experience – they are there for you and you will experience a refreshing retail environment in all showrooms. Check out the Austin showroom. You will be impressed.
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Room Service Vintage
Need to accent your favorite room with a rare conversational piece? Room Service Vintage is where you will find it. From small trinkets to the finest of vintage furnishings – they will have what you are looking for. Sometimes you’ll even find something you didn’t know you were looking for. This 3,500 sq ft shop is full of a massive selection of constantly changing 50’s-70’s furniture, lighting, clothing, costume jewelry, records, magazines, art glass, accessories & more. Since 1981. They restock daily and update their website twice weekly. It’s truly a whimsical experience. Visit them when the sun is down, you’ll get to see their stellar neon sign – you can’t miss it!
Cost: $ – $$$
Can’t shake the idea that antique stores are just a retail version of your grandmother’s attic? Uncommon Objects has cracked the code for taking antique shops from clutter shacks to cool: Everything on the floor, and the walls, and dangling from the ceiling, is tempting, whether it’s undeniably hip or just undeniably fascinating. (Stuffed rattlesnake, anyone?) What more can be said? This is a gem on South Congress and their mission statement can give you a feel for what’s in store.
Aside from an amazing store, they have one of the most interactive websites: from quirky galleries, uncommon blog topics and store staging timelapse – surely you’ll find something uncommon to take home.
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At Nadeau, they are dedicated to enhancing customers’ lives by consistently discovering and offering unique, handcrafted and affordable furniture that brings beauty, warmth, and a bit of authentic, ethnic culture into your homes. Nadeau,meaning, pieces are: never mass-produced, never what you’d find at a large chain or big-box store, never cookie-cutter or flavor-of-the-month, never “assembly required”, and never boring. They travel abroad extensively throughout the year to find, design and procure handcrafted, solid wood furniture with the most interesting silhouettes, functional styles, innovative finishes and materials built to last. You will definitely find varitey, and it’s evident in the 6000+ different pieces, many of which are one-of-a-kind designs. You can find these one-of-a-kind pieces off their North Lamar location. Cost: $$-$$$
Ikea. Ikea. Ikea. Oh how we love thee. If you’re not familiar with this enormous blue box of a building – pack a day bag and go check it out! This store has everything from trending furniture pieces, textiles and rugs, bedroom sets, storage solutions and the ability to build your own functional kitchen. Everything is on display which makes it easy to piece together that master oasis or your upstairs bonus room. Bottom line, there is not a home in Austin that does not have something Ikea. I promise. Check out their website (it is very informative and very interactive) or visit them in person.. just don’t forget that day bag.
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