Global Design Source
Clean and Classic
Do you love the look of contemporary styles mixed with classics? Then here is your online slice of heaven. Be sure to check out the Flea section, which sells vintage trunks alongside antique mirrors and brass candlesticks.
At left: Milk glass Harriet lamp, $195; at
French Flea Market Style
From the author of The Paris Apartment: Romantic Decor on a Flea MarketBudget, this site will delight Francophiles and win converts everywhere. Can't get to the City of Light? At least you can order French-style lightbulbs-with their cool glowing filaments-here!
At left: Rococo dining chair, $2,200; at
Split oranges. Dried artichokes. Elephant’s earpods. These are the unexpectedaccents that can add drama to your interiors. All items are carefully cured and crafted before being shipped from a warehouse in Brooklyn.
At left: Elephant's earpods, $8.50 for 18 pieces; at
Objects from Around the World
You’ll spot the sort of unexpected props you see in fashion-store windows here. You’ll need some imagination to figure out where to put unique items such as vintage buoys or Chinese factory lights, but that’s part of the fun, right?
At left: Vintage poison bottles, $485/set; at
For years it has been the best-kept secret of every top interior designer in thecountry, with its vast selection of exquisite antiques and 20th-century design items. Click to it for inspiring new resources, fine furniture, lighting, jewelry, and, more recently, haute couture treasures.
At left: Green painted jelly cupboard; at
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Home Shopping for Every Style and Season
Search by pretty much any way you can imagine-season, style or gift. You'll find holiday knickknacks (Christmas-y cocktail napkins), statement pieces (a large and shiny Mercury glass vase), and big-ticket items (entire dining room sets) all on the same site.
Sample Sale Site
Think Gilt for the home: At this standout shop, spectacular designer products go on sale every day for up to 70 percent off. Yes, you have to register, but you'll appreciate the e-mail updates on all its great sales.
From textiles to table settings, this is a well-edited collection of industrial-meets-chic design pieces. Be sure to browse the artfully cool wallpapers.