Whether you have lived in Italy for many years or are just settling in, finding design resources can be challenging. There are lots of budget-friendly options - Ikea, Zara Home, H&M Home, Maison du Monde etc. - but the gap between these vendors and the high-end furniture designers is wide. As an American Interior Designer accustomed to a wide variety of design vendors in the States, I have spent countless hours scouring the internet for Europe's best design resources. I'm sharing my go to list of vendors that provide more diversity and typically higher quality products than the usual suspects.
In addition to their daily rotating sales, which often feature high end designers at great prices, you can shop from their permanent collection.
2. Kave Home
3. La Redoute
This is a personal favorite go-to for unique lighting
If you are designing a nursery, start here!
5. The Masie
They have a store in CityLife in Milan if you want to see things in person.
For all you Scandi-lovers. They offer a range of furniture and accessories from mid-priced to high end.
11. Wolf & Badger
One stop shop for gifts. They curate a beautiful selection of artisanal designs and home decor.
Opt for the high-quality digital prints and send it to your local print shop to have printed in whatever size you want
13. The Design Part
A personal favorite if you want a special mid to higher end piece of furniture
This may seem like a no brainer for some but it can be a rabbit hole if you aren't familiar with the platform. Here a few of my favorite shops:
LightCooking2 - she will do custom orders!
Le Vintage Print Shoppe - They send you the high quality image for print
BohoFleaMarket - Affordable vintage and handwoven rugs from Turkey!
Decorative Vintage Rugs - Another go to resource for handwoven rugs
*pro-tip make sure you select Europe for the location of the shop. This way you ensure you don't pay duty/taxes on goods coming from outside the EU