Best Online Home Interiors Shops
Your home, as we all know, is your castle. So why not fill it with beautiful things? Here's our guide to the best online design websites
Read on, for our list of the best online design havens: some new, some tried and tested, and some old favourites.
Everyone's favourite online clothes outlet is launching a budget homeware line, which is set to appeal to young renters who want to brighten up their digs without breaking the bank. The products, which start at £8, fall into three themes: Eclectic Luxe, Cool Minimal and Global Traveller. They will be available to shop from 4th February 2019.
This Swedish-British London-based store specialises in laid-back Scandi textiles and crockery that won't break the bank. Freshen up you home with their clean-lines, zingy palettes and tactile textures. That said we have fallen madly in love with their newly launched millennial pink velvet sofa!
Maisons du Monde
Fresh, clean lines and minimalist interiors are the speciality of French interiors marketplace Maisons du Monde. With all manner of beautiful things grouped into thematic, easy-to-navigate online collections, you're bound to find tons of style inspiration and quirky interiors ideas. Plenty of mint pastel green, cream textiles and white-washed wood furniture make 'Bohemian Antigua' our favourite summer-time collection, while raw materials, robust furniture, exposed screws and neutral colours make 'Industrial' spot-on for petite city flats.
Pedlars deals in the weird and wonderful, from vintage taxidermy to art deco drinks trolleys and turn-of-the-century maps. Prints, pop-art posters, Art Deco furniture and four poster beds are also stocked. Everything is vintage and almost everything is one of a kind, so if you browse long enough, you will almost certainly stumble across a hidden treasure.
Set up by Edmund and Flore in 2013, Ishkar is an e-commerce website triggering social change. Creating a sanctuary for artisans from Syria and Afghanistan to work safely and efficiently, Ishkar works with individual craftsmen to preserve their age-old techniques. Hand-blow glass and exotic tableware are available online, alongside extraordinary textiles and hand-made clothes. This is design with a purpose, so spend freely (and guilt-free).
This simple, quick and ultra-reliable online market-place gathers topnotch mid-century 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. Nearly everything here is vintage, so prepare to spend a pretty penny.
Alex Eagle Studio
London aesthete Alex Eagle is the mastermind behind the glorious retail-cum-concept space Alex Eagle Studio. The Soho boutique stocks an eclectic mix of artworks, jewellery, furniture, ceramics and clothes, all of which can be found online, too. We love pretty much everything in Eagle's Studio, but the new collection of bright blue pieces, inspired by Yves Klein's ultramarine pigment, is simply ravishing. This vintage jug and glass set is just perfect for those ambling summertime al fresco dinners.
LABOUR AND WAIT
Nostalgia and contemporaneity go hand in hand at this ultra-stylish concept store, based in Shoreditch and its online counterpart. It's all about the kitsch knick-knacks here. Think ostrich-feather dusters, wooden dolly pegs, exposed filament lightbulbs, glorious tin lampshades. There is nowhere better in London for scouting out unusual gifts for that person who has everything
The boho sophisticates over at American brand Anthropologie are best known for their fashion, but check out their home section, too. They always have a gorgeous section of ceramics and kitchen-ware, but we love their cushions and throws, too. Perfect to throw onto the garden lawn when the sun's out and kids are playing or to snuggle up with in winter. This summer, we're swooning over their new rattan range, including the Kinsella Rattan bed (above), with delicate embroidery and curved peacock feather-style frame
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.
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 and Scandi Boho collections.
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, the store produces its own line of furniture, too.
Rose & 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.