So your spring cleaning is done and you have some empty spaces to fill. While garage sales are great, and you can always try your luck on Craigslist, sometimes it just pays to go straight to the source. Whether your interior interests veer more towards modern or rustic, our list of the 10 best stores for home decor is here to help you get started.
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Looking for one-of-a-kind, local, or handmade? MADE has it all. The Roosevelt Row boutique aims at sending your pad over the creative edge with jewelry, sculpture, visual art, coffee table books, and more from over 100 different artists. Whether it's a an added little touch of flair to your living room or a much-appreciated house-warming gift, downtowners are always inclined to recommend MADE. For a better look at MADE, visit www.madephx.com.
Modern enthusiasts can feel right at home inside Scottsdale's 2bmod. The clean-cut furniture and lighting store offers a wide array of mid-century classics and contemporary statement pieces from designers across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America. Whether it's an eye-catching amoeba pendant lamp or a tufted old school sofabed, 2bmod's innovative decor is sure to get your house guests talking. Visit 2bmod.com for more.
If you're looking to obtain a worldly home interior without the travel expenses, Phoenix's Global Home is the ideal retail getaway. Inside Global Home's Indian School location, visitors will find room upon room of colorful cultural imports including hand crafted metalwork, tables, chairs, armoires, and plenty of scented artisan candles -- seriously, you can smell the place from outside. And as if the store's selection wasn't enough, Globe Home also carries additional pieces a its Tempe showroom. For details, visit globalhomeaz.com.
Want to up the ante on your anglophile lifestyle? Jo London can help with that. The Carefree boutique caters to those looking to unify their home with the Union Jack, offering a good mix of antique and modern British charm. From stationery and sofas to framed art and light fixtures, Jo does London in monthly themes from rock n' roll to antique aviation. For a look at all things English in Jo London, visit myjolondon.com.
Midcentury-minded folks could window shop for days inside Red Modern Furniture. That's because the retro retailer offers an exquisite (albeit somewhat expensive) selection of rare and restored furniture primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. Make a trip to Red Modern Furniture and you'll feel like you've just stepped onto the set of AMC's Mad Men. See for yourself at redmodernfurniture.com.
Ladies love The Willows Home and Garden -- and it's not hard to see why. The shabby chic-style boutique brings together bold antique statements and cozy neutrals for a look it calls "simply French refined, with a casual flair." At Willow Home and Garden, guests can shop for large items like home furniture and bedding to small items like nightstand trinkets, stationery, and even clothing making it a great destination for one-stop shopping. Visit www.willowshomeandgarden.com for more details.
Although Copenhagen Imports has since opened locations in Scottsdale, Tucson, Tempe, and parts of Texas, the original headquarters resides, practically as an icon, off 16th Street and Camelback. At Copenhagen Imports, shoppers can browse through 45,000 square feet of high quality Danish furniture and accessories for all parts of the home. To browse the showroom online, visit www.copenhagenliving.com.
Salvaging home goods is tough work. That's why we leave it up to the experts at Sweet Salvage. This co-op of vintage-loving treasure hunters always opens its doors on the third weekend of each month with a new theme and new stockpile of salvaged goods from industrial signage and turn-of-the-century school desks to antique baking racks and old-school movie posters. For a sneak peek at their next event, visit www.sweetsalvage.net.
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If you want your home to look like it came straight from the pages of Elle Decor, do yourself a favor and drop by North Scottsdale's Bungalow. This high-end home store sells a standout blend of modern to vintage-inspired, simple to sophisticated. If you're not sure where to start, their experienced team of on-staff interior designers can help you transition from starting out to perfectly staged.
This Mesa boutique specializes in clever accents to make you place or present really stand out. From interesting coffee table books and crystal-handle hardware to stand-alone picture frames, kids' toys, and ways to make organizing your office more whimsical, this Main Street store has a little bit of everything for every person, place, or occasion.