Best Furniture: Studio 882
Wander through his airy showroom, and you’ll feel like you’re in an Architectural Digest spread: Impeccably styled vignettes featuring top brands like Baker, Kindel and Julian Chicester rotate often, so the space is flush with inspiration. And the owners — expert interior designers in their own right — have the know-how to make it work in your non-showroom house. 882 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-314-8820.
Best Vintage Décor: Jinxed
Your friends will think you spend your weekends scouring flea markets for all the design-blog-worthy baubles displayed in your home, when really you just went here, where treasures like Victorian church kneelers and antique tabletop cigar lighters find new life but remain affordable. Multiple locations.
Best Gift Shop: Scout & Annie + Details
This two-in-one shop has original mid-century-modern home accessories placed like found works of art on shelves, as well as throws, funky pillows and colorful serving trays. In short: Everything here is worthy of your wrapping paper. 125 East State Street, Kennett Square, 484-732-8554.
Best Antiques: The People’s Store Antiques Center
Take 50 of the best area antique dealers, spread them out over four floors, and sprinkle in some quirky curiosities (a giant plastic dolphin from a 1950s carnival ride, for example), and you’ve got this sprawling Jersey stalwart. 28 North Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-9808.
Best Arch-Salvage: ReStore of Philadelphia
What happens to the gorgeous original finishes that are ripped out of historic Philly homes when they undergo renovations? They wind up in this two-story salvage warehouse, which is teeming with ornate crystal light fixtures, glass doorknobs, boxes of real subway tiles, carved wooden mantels and porcelain sinks and tubs. (Do with them what you will!) 3016 East Thompson Street, Port Richmond, 215-634-3474.
See the rest of our home decor picks in the August 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine, on newsstands now, or subscribe today. Then join us at the Best of Philly Bash at Citizens Bank Park on August 12th!