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Best Home Accessories

2017 BEST Homewares

Preservation Fine Goods

We’ll admit: Not everything in this sparsely furnished shop is the most practical. (Really, who needs an artisanal dinner bell?) But its tabletop goods are so refined, so unassumingly cool, we can’t leave without an heirloom-quality cheeseboard or a gilded candlestick.

9 Church Street, Lambertville, NJ | 609-397-3545 | Website

2016 BEST Handmade Dishware

Felt + Fat

, Philadelphia, PA

Port Richmond’s Felt + Fat is turning out ceramic plates, bowls, trays, cups and mugs that are pretty enough to be art, fancy enough to earn nods from Vogue, and cool enough to catch the eye of top chefs who use them at their restaurants. (See them at Fork, Laurel and High Street on Market.) Read more »

2016 BEST Handmade Kitchen Goods


Lostine takes mundane tools — brooms, dust pans — and makes them deserving of prominent display. But it’s the East Falls company’s kitchen accessories that are the most eye-catching: sleek wood rolling pins, pepper mills, cutting boards, leather-handled trays and marble prep tables. Read more »

2016 BEST Shop for Rugs

Parisa Rugs and D├ęcor

33 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

While Parisa Abdollahi’s Old City showroom is an absolute treat, filled with new and antique rugs and quirky trinkets for the home, the real treasure is her Manayunk warehouse, which houses roughly 3,000 rare Persian rugs — a museum-quality collection, started by her father 34 years ago, that clients can shop by appointment. Read more »

2013 BEST Home Accessories (Pretty and Polished)


1815 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

You can spend hours searching for home-decor inspiration on HGTV or just 15 minutes in this adorable South Philly b-outique. Owned by husband-and-wife (and architect-and-interior-designer) duo Eric Heidel and Sary Em, it houses feminine accent pieces patterned geometric pillows, gilded ceramics, glossy Sputnik lights that give a ho-hum home a real OMG factor. Which, of… Read more »

2013 BEST Home Accessories (Salvaged and Industrial)

Zinc Home + Garden

74 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

Husband-and-wife owners Tracy and Rod Berkowitz are Hunterdon Countys very own version of American Pickers. They scour flea markets, estate sales, warehouses and antiques shows for authentic industrial and farmhouse furniture and quirky home accents. (One recent find: a metal-and-glass cabinet plucked straight from Ralph Laurens office.) Then they haul it all back and display… Read more »

2010 BEST Home


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Now in bigger digs in NoLibs, this eco-friendly version of Home Depot will responsibly redo your kitchen, bath, floors and more or just sell you a gallon of VOC-free one-coat paint. Read more »