Top 10 Online Sources For Chic Home Decor

By  October 18, 2007

Now that the months of outdoor living has officially been replaced by nesting season, it’s time to turn attention to the home, and ways to make it extra comfy and bright through winter’s darkest and chilliest days.

Girl Meets Glamour blog author Kate Berezich makes it easy with this guest post. The Northern California interior designer, who is currently knee-deep in sheetrock and blueprints due to her own remodel, offers up her favorite sources for fabulous online interior design finds.

And not a moment too soon. With the holidays around the corner, any new decor necessities are best addressed now, before they become yet another item on your never-ending shopping list.

Even if you can’t afford to splurge now, check out the following sources–and Kate’s blog–for inspiration.–Erika Lenkert

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Kate and her pup Dottie


Top 10 Online Sources For Fantastic Home Decor
By Kate Berezich

Being an interior designer, I guess you could say that I shop for a living…and in turn I make a living to spend it shopping. See, it’s all about having balance in life, am I right?

Some of my days are filled with shopping–nonstop mouse action: point, click, buy. Other days I actually have to leave the office and take it to the streets to find what I want. I know, poor me. But it actually can be a challenge to find that perfect piece for the job. Sometimes, 50 or more odd companies could be used to furnish a home, not to mention accessorize.

Where to go? What to do? Well, there are some online shops that I frequent more often than others, so, narrowing down my ‘huge’ list, I selected 10 to share with you, that are not only places to find the latest and greatest, but places that are not just exclusively for designers only.

Here they are in no particular order (they are so amazing, who would dare rank them anyways). Hope you enjoy!

1st Dibs – More than 100 vendors from S.F. to Paris, offering premium antiques and vintage finds all under one website. A site so easy to navigate through, including a great search engine too. It’s like the google of vintage decor. Want something canary yellow? Just type it in and see what comes up…


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Canary Yellow Swedish Dresser from Gustavo Olivieri on 1st Dibs

Chapman Radcliff Home – Owner Ruthie Sommers has an impeccable design eye and a unique sense of style. Her beautiful West Hollywood showroom attracts celebrities, but online you can find the same beautiful refurbished goods without leaving the house.


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Just some of the offerings from Chapman Radcliff Home

Pieces – A major contributor to Atlanta’s up-and-coming design community, owner Lee Kleinhelter uses her interiors background to select items for her boutique that are sure to fit any environment. Oh, and there’s even something for you pup; see the very posh pet accessories section.

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Faux Bamboo End Table available at Pieces

Oly Studio – Vintage modern pieces that are affordable!!! No, I would not toy with you, it’s true. They feature prices the “average” shopper would feel comfortable with (check their site to see a list of retailers). Another great thing about Oly is the selection of upholstery for their pieces, choose from hemp to faux zebra.

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Sophie Lounge Chair shown in faux zebra from Oly Studio

Eboniste – Offers product from retailers that are typically for designer’s only, from Emeco to Bungalow 5. Shop here to find a variety of hand picked items, including “green,” planet friendly furniture.

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Berkeley 3-Drawer Brickfront from Bungalow 5 offered at Eboniste

House Eclectic – Can you say: “I’ll take one in every color.” If you want that Chinese Chippendale chair in a lacquered lime green, you can have it! Here you’ll find a great variety of casegoods and an even better variety of available colors, offered exclusively online.

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Xia Li Chair in Lime Green from House Eclectic

Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design – Located in the heart of L.A., this store is “glamour” with a capital G. Owner’s Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield have combined forces to offer an array of stylish goods including Florence Broadhurst wallcoverings and fabrics!

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Florence Broadhurst’s Sunspot Circles and Square from Woodson and Rummerfield’s

Plantation LA – Custom designer furniture, and it’s only one click away. Not to mention, a great online accessories store that will offer you at least 10 great items for your holiday shopping list.

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R & Y Augousti Hammershell Tray from Plantation LA

Anthropologie – Funky finds. That’s all I have to say. Well, and that there isn’t a single item in their “for your home” section that I haven’t thought about buying at one time or another. If your looking for a bold print, then look no further.

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Astrid Chair in Native Tropical from Anthropologie

Ebay – When all else fails, or when it doesn’t visit Ebay. Here’s the trick, use the right keyword search (I use: “Hollywood Regency”), and understand that what you buy may need a personal touch (like some new paint).

With a lil white paint this mirror will be fab, available on Ebay (seller name: saviorofmine )

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As I mentioned before, these are just a few of my most frequented shops. I could have easily done a list of my top 300 online stores, but then I’d still be writing this. I hope you enjoy these picks and happy shopping!
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