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Austin's top furniture and home design shops

Looking to spruce up your home in the new year? Here are 21 local style resources you need to know about.

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The new year usually brings an urge to refresh, renew, and spruce up your home—whether in the form of resolutions, intentions, or just a feeling that it’s time.

Austin has plenty of resources to help with that. Here is a list off some favorite home, furniture, and design stores, all of which offer their out-of-the-ordinary takes on the city’s many aesthetics.

Did we overlook one of your fave local design spaces? Let us know about it in the comments or email austin@curbed.com.

Note: Locations are mapped from north to south.

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1. Vintage Fresh

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12233 N FM 620 #102
Austin, TX 78750
(737) 300-5810
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The boutique Austin store specializes in its refurbished midcentury furniture, but there’s a large, eclectic selection of vintage and new rugs, pillows, throw blankets, candles, kitchen items, and planters from many eras for sale as well.

2. Lavish Kitchen + Bath

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11800 Domain Blvd Suite 120
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 643-0308
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You can indeed get a lavish kitchen and/or bathroom designed at Lavish’s recently opened Domain Northside studio showroom. You can also find, gaze upon, become inspired by, and/or purchase custom-made furniture and home accessories in a store that showcases internationally renowned designers, such as Austin-based Erin Adams and Kyle Bunting.

3. Modern Redux

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8120 Research Blvd #108
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 879-1020
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Modern Redux, which sells refurbished-vintage furniture and decorative items, is newer on the scene than some of the stalwarts on this list, but it has made a big splash with its unique, high-quality, 20th-century modern offerings.

4. Stockton Hicks Laffey

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7301 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

Designers and co-owners Donna Stockton-Hicks and Priscilla Laffey have been in business since 1999, and they have a strong reputation for great quality and service. Their 15,000-foot, to-the-trade showroom's textiles and trims, furniture, wall coverings, and accessories showcase a vast variety of upscale designers.

A blue couch, white table, area rug, and other furniture on display at a furniture store in Austin, Texas.

5. Austin's Couch Potatoes

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7521 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 501-6716
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While Austin’s Couch Potatoes has three showrooms and a general discount vibe in its advertising, it’s a completely local business that carries a variety of national brands and styles in a wide price range, and its experienced designers can help you style your life and customize your stuff in locavore fashion. The company also makes a point to feature some Austin-made goods and has an in-town warehouse with many of its items in-stock.

6. Alexander Marchant

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1617 W Koenig Ln
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 462-1444
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Alexander Marchant is marketed as a hardware store, and it does indeed supply a huge variety of unique, high-end hardware (you know, handles, pulls, hinges) to pretty much all the big-name local architects and designers (you know, Paul Lamb, FAB, Bercy Chen, Alterstudio). It also has amazing lines of lighting and plumbing, and the staff really knows its stuff. You can shop with them online, but a visit to their West Fifth showrooms is also highly recommended.

7. Uptown Modern

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5111 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 452-1200
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You can find many stunning, statement midcentury-modern furniture pieces at this expertly curated resale shop specializing in items from that era. If you’re not quite ready to make that leap, there are many accessory and decor items, including lamps, art, and knickknacks that fit almost any budget.

8. Room Service Vintage

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117 N Loop Blvd E
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-1057
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With 35 years of providing Austinites of all stripes an opportunity to buy some of the best, most unique, and sometimes most outrageous furniture and home décor items around, Room Service has earned its “iconic” designation. Its main focus is its massive, continually changing selection of 1950s-1970s furniture, but you’ll find plenty of stylish lighting, art, glassware, barware, and decorative items to love there, too.

9. Wendow Fine Living

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1512 W 35th St Cutoff Ste 100
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 284-9732
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Unlike many of Austin's mod-leaning design companies, Wendow emphasizes eclecticism, with unique furnishings, textiles, lighting, art, and accessories that run the gamut from 18th- and 19th-century antiques to high-quality, clean contemporary. Founder/designer Shannon Dyer Dowell mixes it all up with style.

Big, light showroom with lots of white furniture and many chandeliers

10. The Renner Project

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3018 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 524-1334
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Designer Kimberly Renner restored historic homes in Austin for more than 20 years—the Austin American-Statesman once anointed her the “Home Whisperer”—and now owns and operates this 5,000-square-foot store and studio on North Lamar. There she curates and presents high-style, 20th century modern, vintage, and antique pieces curated in a series of “roomscapes” that showcase both her excellent eye and the many gorgeous pieces she has for sale.

11. Side Street Home

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506 Hearn St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 428-6711
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Popular interior designer Melanie Clapp owns and operates Side Street Home, which offers a mix of unique new and vintage home items from all over, including rugs, luxury bedding, decorative pillows, custom furniture, hand-painted tile, lighting, and other small-batch, specialty items.

12. Supply

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2204 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Called an "indie upstart" by House Beautiful, Supply is a fairly recent and most welcome addition to Austin's design landscape. Opened less than a year ago by New York ex-pats Kristin Gish, Callie Jenschke, and Kim West (not that Kim West), the bungalow showroom and its designers have already shown up in Vogue, Garden & Gun, and Domino, as well as the above-mentioned mag. With its glorious and often surprising, um, supply of fabric, lighting, furniture, rugs, and—especially cool—wallpaper sourced from all over, it's no wonder Supply is getting attention.

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13. Shabby Slips Interiors

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1126-1/2 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78703

Designer and owner Sara Scaglione started Shabby Slips Interiors as a slipcover and custom finishings boutique that opened in 1994, but it soon grew into what it is today: a full-service design and furnishings outfit, focused on classic, elegant design of all eras, from formal to casual, and mostly residential.

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14. Open Invite

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1114 W 5th St Suite 101
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 243-5209
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A fairly new boutique in one of Austin’s fairly established design districts (i.e., Fifth and Lamar area), Open Invite features a nicely edited selection of furniture and home goods, both vintage and new, on-trend and classic, with a flair for combining all those things and topping it off with choice gift items.

15. Scott + Cooner

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115 W 8th St
Austin, TX 78701

Note: The Austin showroom is relocating to 2120 East Seventh Street soon—but that means a moving sale in December. Scott and Cooner started in Dallas, but since its only other store is in Austin, we won't hold that against it. Owners and designers Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner Collins have a definite focus on modernism and travel the world to bring more of it to Texas. They specialize in European lines, including the classics, and showcase consistently gorgeous items, often with a fun kick.

16. Urbanspace Interiors

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801 W 5th St Ste 100
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 476-0014
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As the name implies, Urbanspace focuses on contemporary design, and its high-end furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, and decor items are for the most part both classic and of-the-moment. Now a realty company as well as an interior-design firm (with designers usually on hand in the showroom for spot consultation), it has worked on some high-profile projects, including the Seaholm Residences common areas and residences in the W and Spring condos, but it primarily positions itself as a start-to-finish home-buying service.

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17. Nannie Inez

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701 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 428-6639
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Opened in 2012 by Deeyn Rhodes and Lonzo Jackson, Nannie Inez is the manifestation of its founders' concept of contemporary minimalist design and has a decidedly international focus. The shop features everything from Danish furniture and French textiles to Swedish art, Japanese office accessories, and handcrafted American items, and you'll find things there you can't find anywhere else in town. Nannie Inez (named after one of the founders' grandmother) also has a robust online inventory for sale.

Multiple design objects on display at Nannie Inez in Austin, Texas.

18. Nest Modern

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2603 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 637-0600
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Nest Modern's collection is informed specifically by midcentury modern style and its vocabulary but offers new designs that stretch out from that concept. Its large showroom displays a huge variety of furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, accessories and more, all with quality and modern lines, as well as having knowledgeable designers on hand.

19. Back Home Furniture

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4477 S Lamar Blvd #730
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 327-7753
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Described on its website and store sign as “French-inspired living,” Back Home is especially well-known and lauded for being a great source of traditional, European-style furniture as well as for its design services.

20. Uncommon Objects

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1602 Fortview Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-4000
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For decades a mainstay on South Congress, which it helped transform into the popular strip it is today, Uncommon Objects has moved farther south in the city but retains its essential, irresistible character. Its sales floor is like no other, brimming with the odd, the gorgeous, the compelling, and the uncanny. Once you enter, It’s really hard not to take home something you love, purchased for a reasonable amount.

21. Four Hands Home

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2090 Woodward St
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 225-0333
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Four Hands is not a boutique purveyor of local home goods, but it is a locally grown business that offers a wide selection of pieces and styles from all over the world: rustic, reclaimed, traditional, midcentury, contemporary, and more. In addition to its Woodward Street showroom, it has an outlet store on Anderson Lane.

1. Vintage Fresh

12233 N FM 620 #102, Austin, TX 78750

The boutique Austin store specializes in its refurbished midcentury furniture, but there’s a large, eclectic selection of vintage and new rugs, pillows, throw blankets, candles, kitchen items, and planters from many eras for sale as well.

12233 N FM 620 #102
Austin, TX 78750

2. Lavish Kitchen + Bath

11800 Domain Blvd Suite 120, Austin, TX 78758

You can indeed get a lavish kitchen and/or bathroom designed at Lavish’s recently opened Domain Northside studio showroom. You can also find, gaze upon, become inspired by, and/or purchase custom-made furniture and home accessories in a store that showcases internationally renowned designers, such as Austin-based Erin Adams and Kyle Bunting.

11800 Domain Blvd Suite 120
Austin, TX 78758

3. Modern Redux

8120 Research Blvd #108, Austin, TX 78758

Modern Redux, which sells refurbished-vintage furniture and decorative items, is newer on the scene than some of the stalwarts on this list, but it has made a big splash with its unique, high-quality, 20th-century modern offerings.

8120 Research Blvd #108
Austin, TX 78758

4. Stockton Hicks Laffey

7301 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
A blue couch, white table, area rug, and other furniture on display at a furniture store in Austin, Texas.

Designers and co-owners Donna Stockton-Hicks and Priscilla Laffey have been in business since 1999, and they have a strong reputation for great quality and service. Their 15,000-foot, to-the-trade showroom's textiles and trims, furniture, wall coverings, and accessories showcase a vast variety of upscale designers.

7301 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

5. Austin's Couch Potatoes

7521 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

While Austin’s Couch Potatoes has three showrooms and a general discount vibe in its advertising, it’s a completely local business that carries a variety of national brands and styles in a wide price range, and its experienced designers can help you style your life and customize your stuff in locavore fashion. The company also makes a point to feature some Austin-made goods and has an in-town warehouse with many of its items in-stock.

7521 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

6. Alexander Marchant

1617 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756

Alexander Marchant is marketed as a hardware store, and it does indeed supply a huge variety of unique, high-end hardware (you know, handles, pulls, hinges) to pretty much all the big-name local architects and designers (you know, Paul Lamb, FAB, Bercy Chen, Alterstudio). It also has amazing lines of lighting and plumbing, and the staff really knows its stuff. You can shop with them online, but a visit to their West Fifth showrooms is also highly recommended.

1617 W Koenig Ln
Austin, TX 78756

7. Uptown Modern

5111 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

You can find many stunning, statement midcentury-modern furniture pieces at this expertly curated resale shop specializing in items from that era. If you’re not quite ready to make that leap, there are many accessory and decor items, including lamps, art, and knickknacks that fit almost any budget.

5111 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

8. Room Service Vintage

117 N Loop Blvd E, Austin, TX 78751

With 35 years of providing Austinites of all stripes an opportunity to buy some of the best, most unique, and sometimes most outrageous furniture and home décor items around, Room Service has earned its “iconic” designation. Its main focus is its massive, continually changing selection of 1950s-1970s furniture, but you’ll find plenty of stylish lighting, art, glassware, barware, and decorative items to love there, too.

117 N Loop Blvd E
Austin, TX 78751

9. Wendow Fine Living

1512 W 35th St Cutoff Ste 100, Austin, TX 78731
Big, light showroom with lots of white furniture and many chandeliers

Unlike many of Austin's mod-leaning design companies, Wendow emphasizes eclecticism, with unique furnishings, textiles, lighting, art, and accessories that run the gamut from 18th- and 19th-century antiques to high-quality, clean contemporary. Founder/designer Shannon Dyer Dowell mixes it all up with style.

1512 W 35th St Cutoff Ste 100
Austin, TX 78731

10. The Renner Project

3018 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Designer Kimberly Renner restored historic homes in Austin for more than 20 years—the Austin American-Statesman once anointed her the “Home Whisperer”—and now owns and operates this 5,000-square-foot store and studio on North Lamar. There she curates and presents high-style, 20th century modern, vintage, and antique pieces curated in a series of “roomscapes” that showcase both her excellent eye and the many gorgeous pieces she has for sale.

3018 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

11. Side Street Home

506 Hearn St, Austin, TX 78703

Popular interior designer Melanie Clapp owns and operates Side Street Home, which offers a mix of unique new and vintage home items from all over, including rugs, luxury bedding, decorative pillows, custom furniture, hand-painted tile, lighting, and other small-batch, specialty items.

506 Hearn St
Austin, TX 78703

12. Supply

2204 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Called an "indie upstart" by House Beautiful, Supply is a fairly recent and most welcome addition to Austin's design landscape. Opened less than a year ago by New York ex-pats Kristin Gish, Callie Jenschke, and Kim West (not that Kim West), the bungalow showroom and its designers have already shown up in Vogue, Garden & Gun, and Domino, as well as the above-mentioned mag. With its glorious and often surprising, um, supply of fabric, lighting, furniture, rugs, and—especially cool—wallpaper sourced from all over, it's no wonder Supply is getting attention.

2204 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

13. Shabby Slips Interiors

1126-1/2 West Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78703
A couch, table, and other design objects on display in a store in Austin, Texas.

Designer and owner Sara Scaglione started Shabby Slips Interiors as a slipcover and custom finishings boutique that opened in 1994, but it soon grew into what it is today: a full-service design and furnishings outfit, focused on classic, elegant design of all eras, from formal to casual, and mostly residential.

1126-1/2 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78703

14. Open Invite

1114 W 5th St Suite 101, Austin, TX 78703

A fairly new boutique in one of Austin’s fairly established design districts (i.e., Fifth and Lamar area), Open Invite features a nicely edited selection of furniture and home goods, both vintage and new, on-trend and classic, with a flair for combining all those things and topping it off with choice gift items.

1114 W 5th St Suite 101
Austin, TX 78703

15. Scott + Cooner

115 W 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Note: The Austin showroom is relocating to 2120 East Seventh Street soon—but that means a moving sale in December. Scott and Cooner started in Dallas, but since its only other store is in Austin, we won't hold that against it. Owners and designers Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner Collins have a definite focus on modernism and travel the world to bring more of it to Texas. They specialize in European lines, including the classics, and showcase consistently gorgeous items, often with a fun kick.

115 W 8th St
Austin, TX 78701

16. Urbanspace Interiors

801 W 5th St Ste 100, Austin, TX 78703
Many items of furniture and design objects on display in a store in Austin, Texas.

As the name implies, Urbanspace focuses on contemporary design, and its high-end furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, and decor items are for the most part both classic and of-the-moment. Now a realty company as well as an interior-design firm (with designers usually on hand in the showroom for spot consultation), it has worked on some high-profile projects, including the Seaholm Residences common areas and residences in the W and Spring condos, but it primarily positions itself as a start-to-finish home-buying service.

801 W 5th St Ste 100
Austin, TX 78703

17. Nannie Inez

701 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Multiple design objects on display at Nannie Inez in Austin, Texas.

Opened in 2012 by Deeyn Rhodes and Lonzo Jackson, Nannie Inez is the manifestation of its founders' concept of contemporary minimalist design and has a decidedly international focus. The shop features everything from Danish furniture and French textiles to Swedish art, Japanese office accessories, and handcrafted American items, and you'll find things there you can't find anywhere else in town. Nannie Inez (named after one of the founders' grandmother) also has a robust online inventory for sale.

701 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

18. Nest Modern

2603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Nest Modern's collection is informed specifically by midcentury modern style and its vocabulary but offers new designs that stretch out from that concept. Its large showroom displays a huge variety of furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, accessories and more, all with quality and modern lines, as well as having knowledgeable designers on hand.

2603 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

19. Back Home Furniture

4477 S Lamar Blvd #730, Austin, TX 78745

Described on its website and store sign as “French-inspired living,” Back Home is especially well-known and lauded for being a great source of traditional, European-style furniture as well as for its design services.

4477 S Lamar Blvd #730
Austin, TX 78745

20. Uncommon Objects

1602 Fortview Rd, Austin, TX 78704

For decades a mainstay on South Congress, which it helped transform into the popular strip it is today, Uncommon Objects has moved farther south in the city but retains its essential, irresistible character. Its sales floor is like no other, brimming with the odd, the gorgeous, the compelling, and the uncanny. Once you enter, It’s really hard not to take home something you love, purchased for a reasonable amount.

1602 Fortview Rd
Austin, TX 78704

21. Four Hands Home

2090 Woodward St, Austin, TX 78744

Four Hands is not a boutique purveyor of local home goods, but it is a locally grown business that offers a wide selection of pieces and styles from all over the world: rustic, reclaimed, traditional, midcentury, contemporary, and more. In addition to its Woodward Street showroom, it has an outlet store on Anderson Lane.

2090 Woodward St
Austin, TX 78744