Online Shopping for the Home: The Best Websites
Wondering where to buy furniture online? Look no further: here's our guide to the best home design websites
This Swedish-British London-based store specialises in laid-back Scandi wares that won't break the bank. Freshen up you home with their clean-lines, zingy palettes and tactile textures.
This simple, quick and ultra-reliable online market-place gathers topnotch Midcentury and Modern furniture from around the world. You'll find the greatest 20th Century designers in their collection: Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Pierre Paulin, Kai Kristiansen, Le Corbusier.
This French site has only just come to the rest of Europe - so hurry hurry, otherwise all the good stuff'll be gone before you know it.
LABOUR AND WAIT
Ostrich Feather Duster © LABOUR AND WAIT
Nostalgia and contemporaneity go hand in hand at this ultra-stylish concept store - based in Shoreditch (where else?) and its online counterpart. Think ostrich-feather dusters, wooden dolly pegs, exposed filament lightbulbs, glorious tin lampshades.
It sure is hip, but we've fallen in love.
Souk Modular Ottoman © Anthropologie
The boho sophisticates over at American brnd Anthropologie are best known for their fashion, but check out their home section too. They always have a lovely section of ceramics and kitchen-ware, but we love their cushions and throws, too. Perfect to snuggle up with in winter or to throw onto the garden lawn when the sun's out and kids are playing.
The hip vintage design store twentytwentyone specialises in 20th and 21st century design, with an international verve. Japan, the Far East, Scandinavia, Europe and America are all represented, with licensed reissues of classic designs from Eames, Aalto, Hans J Wegner, Borge Mogensen and the like.
India May Home
India May deals in muted palates and natural textures, spiced with exoticism. Each piece is handcrafted, sourced from artisans around the world. Boho but utterly chic: we particularly love their Moroccan collection.
© Fritz Hansen
Founded in 1999, this store was one of the first to bring Scandinavian design to London: they've been filling smart living rooms with sharp Nordic-cool for nearly two decades. As well as hosting the best scandi design, both traditional and contemporary, they store produces its own line of furniture, too.
Graham and Green
Graham and Green is part-Aladdin's cave, part Grandma's living room: a boho curiosity shop, that has weathered the competition for over thirty years. Sometimes you have to dig to find something really special online, but it's worth the effort.
Rose & Grey
©Rose and Grey
For the quirky among you: Rose & Grey stock a hodgepodge of stylish statement homeware. The vibe is artfully unadorned vintage meets modern: think exposed brickwork, vintage tiles and shabby-chic leather furniture.
MoMA Store: New York
Okay, okay. So we know this one's in NYC. But they do ship to the UK, and their collection is second-to-none. Every time we head to New York, we wish we'd bought an extra suitcase or three. Books, bags, high tech gadgets, jewellery, furniture. In short: design heaven.