While I’m all for shopping on a budget, there’s also a case to be made for shopping the best high-end furniture stores, too.
For one, the quality of luxury furniture is better. You can buy a high-end coffee table or sectional sofa and realistically have it for decades. This can end up being a more economical and sustainable way to shop. Luxury furniture brands also tend to sell items that are more beautiful and unique. These upscale retailers invest more into the style of their items and the design process, so your furniture ends up being functional works of art in your home.
Personally, I like to shop high-end furniture stores for the bigger pieces in my home that are worth investing in, and then working in smaller, more budget friendly items (like accent pieces, throw pillows, affordable lighting and even wall art) from more mass market retailers and online furniture stores.
The best high-end furniture stores
As far as retail stores that are available to anyone, on the other hand, here are my favorite high-end furniture stores to shop for investment pieces or statement makers.
The prettiest home decor store of all time. No really, if you haven’t been to one of their bricks-and-mortar stores, go. They’re stunning. Serena & Lily is expensive, but if it’s in your budget, check it out for preppy-traditional and coastal-inspired furniture and decor.
2. Maiden Home
Maiden Home is a newer luxury furniture brand, founded by entrepreneur Nidhi Kaipur in 2017. All of the brand’s pieces are designed in their New York City studio and made in a North Carolina factory. Much of the upholstery is made-to-order, so you can customize the pieces to suit your space, but Maiden also has a range of ready-to-ship items if you’re in a hurry.
Design Within Reach is the ultimate resource for famous luxury furniture. The kind that goes by a proper name, and can be found in art museums. Things like Barcelona Chairs, Eames loungers, and Saarinen tables. Most everything DWR sells is modern or contemporary, so head here if you like a streamlined, minimalist look.
If you love rustic charm, French country sophistication, or you simply want large-scale furniture to fill a big house, Restoration Hardware is the place. The brand’s signature aesthetic combines neutral colors with plenty of texture, and mixes a sense of rusticity with glam sophistication. There’s a good chance you can already picture the look in your head.
5. Jayson Home
Jayson Home is a go-to furniture and decor source for interior designers. The store curates a gorgeous collection of the most in-demand styles and brands, and sells both new and vintage pieces. Jayson Home has bricks-and-mortar store in Chicago, but if you’re not close by, you can also shop online.
Perigold, which is owned by Wayfair, sells high end furniture from brands that are often trade-only (i.e. brands that only interior designers can shop), like EJ Victor, CR Laine, Janus et Cie, and Schumacher. While you might pay more than you would at Wayfair, you’ll also get access to unique and high-quality options you won’t find anywhere else.
I loooove One King’s Lane. And for a few reasons. First, they group their decor into stylized collections like “Montauk Beach House,” or “Chic Chinoiserie”, so you can shop by the style that speaks to you. They also often have one-of-a-kind vintage items, or trade brands at a discount. It’s just a well-edited site that I always turn to for both shopping and inspiration.
If you’re looking for high-end antiques and collectibles online, 1stDibs should be your first stop. The site features the wares of thousands of antique stores and sellers all in one spot. Prices range from affordable (think what you’d get at a nice local antique or vintage store) to over-the-top luxe (i.e. $20,000+ for a dining table or work of art).
In my opinion, Chairish is one of the best high end furniture stores for vintage and antique pieces. Every home needs a few good antiques, and Chairish is a great marketplace for sourcing antiques, gently used and vintage finds (art, furniture, rugs, accent pieces). Some of it is super-high-end, dealer-quality stuff, but there’s also plenty of sales and bargains to be had if you dig around a little bit.
10. Williams Sonoma
Williams Sonoma’s Home collection is traditional elegance at it’s best, and the highest- end furniture store owned by the Williams Sonoma brand (which also owns Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Rejuvenation). You’ll find heirloom-style pieces for the whole house – thing English roll arm sofas, Scalamandre throw pillows, Matouk linens, and hand-woven rugs.
If I could live inside one store forever, Rejuvenation might be it. I love the mix of vintage, modern, and traditional pieces they sell, and the whole vibe is just casual-chic meets Americana and I’m here for it. But enough about me. Rejuvenation is an awesome place to shop for lighting, hardware and plumbing fixtures (think cabinet pulls, bathroom towel bars, shelving brackets, stair hardware, sinks, faucets, etc. etc.), and furniture. They also have a great selection of vintage items and antiques.
12. Lulu & Georgia
Lulu & Georgia is quickly becoming a go-to store for all things on-trend in home decor. Their boho-cool assortment of furniture is high-quality and hip, and feels like it was personally curated by Erin Gates or Sarah Sherman Samuel … which is probably because they’ve done incredible designer collaborations with both, not to mention Bobby Berk, Clare V., and Ellen (yes, that Ellen). Lulu & Georgia also offers a mix of their own original collections and brands like Arteriors, Chilewich, Ollie Ella, and more.
Stores like Lulu & Georgia include: Arhaus, Cb2, McGee & Co, and France & Sons.
Did you know Bloomingdale’s sells furniture and decor both in-store and online? Bloomingdale’s sells a wide range of high-end furniture, lighting and decor brands, including Bernhardt, Ralph Lauren, Caracole, Hooker, Jonathan Adler, Regina Andrew and more.
Arhaus is a store that’s like RH and Serena & Lily in terms of price point. You can expect to pay somewhere between $4,000-$12,000 for a sofa, for example, or $2,000 – $4,000 for a dining table. Arhaus sells a wide range of luxury furniture, including sofas, beds, dining room furniture, case goods, accent chairs, and more. They also sell outdoor furniture, lighting, decor, and rugs, too.
15. Rove Concepts
Rove Concepts specialized in luxury modern and midcentury-modern pieces. It’s the perfect home decor store if you’re looking for a statement piece that’ll make your entire room, because Rove Concepts also offers many unique designs you won’t find anywhere else.
In addition to its standard range of furnishings, Rove Concepts also has a “Black Label” collection. The exclusive offering uses ultra-premium materials and original designs … and has a price point to match. The nesting coffee tables above, for example, cost $14,000.
16. ABC Carpet & Home
ABC Carpet & Home is a upscale New York City furniture icon. But, if you don’t live in the tri-state area, you can also shop the store’s luxury decor offering online. ABC Home does have it’s own furnishing and decor brand, but most of the items are from other high-end furniture and decor brands like Tom Dixon, Thayer Coggin, Saba, Cobble Hill, and Frette,
17. Roche Bobois
Roche Bobois is a French luxury furniture brand known for its high-quality contemporary pieces, many of which have become iconic. The look is definitely specific though.
18. Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset is another upscale French furniture brand. Like Roche Bobois, Ligne Roset is known for modern sofas and furniture with sleek, unique silhouettes.
19. Mitchell Gold Bob Williams – UPDATED 9/2023
Sadly, I have to note that Mitchell Gold Bob Williams is no longer! The company, which was one of my favorites for high-end sofas, abruptly ceased operations in the late summer 2023. The brand was owned by private equity, which apparently felt that the company was not profitable enough. RIP MGBW!
Luxury furniture stores vs. luxury furniture showrooms
I also think it’s important to note that, if you’re looking for furniture that’s truly luxury furniture stores aren’t your only option, and often not your best, either. There are a lot of ultra luxury furniture brands that can’t be purchased at an everyday retail store. Certain furniture brands are considered “to-the-trade only,” which means they’re only available through interior designers and architects.
These brands generally must be purchased through a trade showroom at a design center by a design professional. Or, you can occasionally find them at smaller, luxury furniture boutiques, who purchase the items wholesale or can place special orders on your behalf.
Some of the most expensive furniture brands that are to the trade and wholesale include:
- Fendi Casa
- Brown Jordan
- Pierre Frey
- Currey & Co.
- Holly Hunt
Plus many, many more. When it comes to these luxury furniture brands, the sky is the limit when it comes to options, customization, and pricing.
What are the best high end furniture brands?
Like I mentioned earlier, there are two tiers of upscale furniture brands. To-the-trade brands, which must be purchased by interior designers (or other design pros) and retail brands. Top trade brands include Lee Jofa, Verellen, and Henredon. Top-quality retail brands include Serena & Lily, Lulu & Georgia, RH, Arhaus, and Mitchell Gold Bob Williams.
What furniture brands do celebrities buy?
Celebrities with the homes that make it into the pages of magazines are working with interior designers. Which means that most of the furniture they have in their homes is likely custom items from trade furniture brands.