I know retail shopping can be daunting. You don’t feel like you know what you’re doing (or maybe you do under false pretenses). I’m here to shed some light on where to go and where to avoid.
If you’re willing to spend some money, Crate and Barrel is definitely my favorite. The line they sell is very reputable and will last. It’s a good investment (and in my mind not overpriced). Places to avoid are Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. I think they are wildly overpriced for what you’re getting. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
If you’re searching for casegoods, I love Crate and Barrel and West Elm for this one. I think they have great choices at both stores. Very different looks with varying wood finishes. If you’re looking for cool reclaimed wood looks, West Elm is for you. I would avoid Pottery Barn on this one. Sorry PB, but they’re too plain for the price tag.
ART & ACCESSORIES
For art and accessories, I would run to Zgallerie. I love ZGal. Some people in the design community are snobby about it, but I’m a fan. I think they have great (different) accessories and fantastic art choices. They also have great mirrors. It’s also no secret I’m a sucker for the Nate Berkus and Threshold Collections for Target. Talk about great accessories for the price point. Style it up and no one is going to know you only paid $20 for those accessories.
For bedding, I LOVE Pottery Barn and West Elm on this one. Fantastic quality for the price, especially their quilting. Don’t buy the fillers from there. Buy those at Target. If you’re really on the cheap, check out Homegoods. They have some great options. I got a Ralph Lauren quilt for our basement bedroom last week for $24.
Where do you like to shop?