Illustration by Nik Neves
Hyperlocal — everything here is designed and created in the area, and makers' bios accompany each piece. An intricately carved side table by Robin South and a delicate pendant light made from a recycled air filter by Rough South Home are among the items on offer. One benefit of local? Almost everything is customizable. 1187 Howell Mill Rd., 855-285-6233, .
Southern charm with a modern edge. Their sofas and chairs are tailored but generously sized. Accessories are a mix of the polished and pretty (watercolors by textile designer Susan Hable and bright suzani pillows) with the rough-hewn and industrial (distressed antique trunks and herringbone-pattern cowhide rugs). 1197 Howell Mill Rd., 404-351-9120, .
Striking furniture made with eco-friendly methods and materials, and select work from other designers, including cardboard pendant lamps by Graypants and several pieces by L.A.-based Commune Design. 1170 Howell Mill Rd., 866-981-3976, .
Outdoor furnishings — like tented daybeds and cocoon-like swings — from brands such as Brown Jordan and Dedon. Alfresco fabrics, fire pits, and lanterns round out the selection. 1189 Howell Mill Rd., 404-355-1717, .
Marty Mason Collected Home
A line of home goods that grew out of the popular Savvy Snoot consignment store, which still s the same address. The look is a timeless vernacular, a comfortable mix of Asian, industrial, contemporary, and classic. Easy-to-shop pillows, vases, and mirrors are the same. 1080 Brady Ave. NW, 404-355-1399, .
Redefined Home Boutique
The exposed brick and beams in this former mechanic's garage are the perfect backdrop for clean-line pieces upholstered in linens and dramatic chandeliers made of concrete and wrought iron. The shop is particularly strong in lighting and plans to double its offerings in that area this year. 887 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 200, 404-815-7250, .
Stanton Home Furnishings
Whether you prefer butterfly-print pillows, a scallop-edge mirror, or armchairs with deep, tufted backs, there's something for everyone at interior designer Jimmy Stanton's retail shop. 1194 Huff Rd., 404-351-3890, .
Two years ago, the former CEO of Larson-Juhl opened a shop to sell the fabrics he'd been designing and turning into pillows and bags. But he didn't stop there. Now it's the only source in the Southeast for Grange furnishings, and McKenzie also shows the work of local artists and craftsmen. 996 Huff Rd., 404-618-0422, .
A huge new 25,000-square-foot showroom for modern design classics from all the big names: Poliform, Kartell, Flexform, Alessi. Standout pieces include space-age chandeliers by Roll & Hill and surprising paper screens by Moooi. 670 14th St., 404-605-0196, .
Westside ModernThe largest selection of vintage Danish designs in the city, brand-new reissues of Milo Baughman sofas by Thayer Coggin and Patricia Urquiola's Fjord Relax chairs. 876 Huff Rd., 404-352-6007, .