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Best Home Accessories

2023 Best Way to Amp Up Your Dull Household Items

Steph Trowbridge

First we loved the South Jersey ceramist and woodworker’s hand-shaped wine stoppers. Then it was her deviled-eggs platter. Now it’s her line of four ceramic vessels covered in alpaca fibers (those bowls!) sourced from the fleece of animals on local interior designer Barette Widell’s farm. Trowbridge has a way of adding whimsy to all the things we need at home — and those we don’t. Read More »


2023 Best Modern Design Royalty


Since 2011, East Falls-based Lostine has risen up the ranks thanks to pieces like their newly released Elsa lighting system, which lets you choose from metal frameworks (an organic cluster, or something linear?) and pendants (we’re drawn to the leather-wrapped ones) for a room-crowning configuration. Read More »


2019 Best Home Goods


This delightfully colorful showroom boasts custom lighting and handcrafted furnishings, but it’s the smattering of home accessories, like shapely black-and-white baskets woven in Panama, textured throw pillows, and oils done by local artists, that will take you by surprise. Read More »

10 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA | 844-546-4799 | Website

2018 Best Tableware

Miya Table & Home

The artful dishes at the brand-new flagship of this Japanese import company – bento boxes, playful sake serving sets, painterly cerulean ceramic plates and stone-handled mugs – elevate even the most basic cuisine. Read More »

41 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ | 609.212.0282 | Website

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. Read More »

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

2016 Best Shop for Rugs

Parisa Rugs and Décor

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 »

33 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-557-1997 | Website

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 »

| 215-825-7276 | Website

2016 Best Handmade Dishware

Felt + Fat

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 »

, Philadelphia, PA | 484-620-9272 | Website

2013 Best Home Accessories (Salvaged and Industrial)

Zinc Home + Garden

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 it with Anthro-level amazingness. Read More »

74 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ | 609-397-5800 | Website

2013 Best Home Accessories (Pretty and Polished)


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 course, is exactly what youre looking for. Read More »

1815 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-551-1180 | Website