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If you’re a home decor lover, you know the joy that comes along with discovering specialty shops chock-full of treasures large and small. We spoke with top Southern interior designers to get the scoop on their favorite can’t-miss retailers scattered in 11 cities throughout the region. The next time you set out for a weekend getaway, you won’t want to miss these gems. Or perhaps you’ll find a new-to-you locale in your own neck of the woods, too. And if you don’t want to go anywhere, many of these can be shopped online. Without further ado, here’s where Southern interior designers love to shop!

Where Southern Interior Designers Love to Shop …

IN ATLANTA, GA

Leah Alexander of Beauty is Abundant

“I love sourcing accessories from SustainAble Home Goods. They’re devoted to helping create dignified jobs and opportunities for artisans. In doing so, they contribute to economic stability, the preservation of families, and the freeing of children to learn, thrive and just be children. They have beautiful pottery, kitchen decor, textiles, books, candles, art and other pieces that are beautiful finishing touches to any project.”

Southern interior designer Leah Alexander of Beauty is Abundant

Leah Alexander of Beauty is Abundant | Image: Marie Edison

Whitney Durham of Whitney Durham Interiors

“I love one-of-a-kind finds and shopping small. I frequent local antique shops and flea markets for vintage decor to use around my home. A few local favorites are Antiques & Beyond and Interiors Market. In addition, I often frequent Anne Irwin Fine Art or Gregg Irby Gallery for original art pieces large and small to incorporate in gallery walls, vignettes, bookshelves and side tables. For more substantial pieces like sofas, accent tables, throw pillows and lighting, I tend to gravitate toward Stanton Home Furnishings. Stanton is a great option for quality and reasonably priced items outside of trade-only sources.”

Whitney Durham of Whitney Durham Interiors

Whitney Durham of Whitney Durham Interiors | Image: Laura Negri

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Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design

House of Hazen in Buckhead has a fabulous curated array of gorgeous gifts, accessories and items for the home. It’s easy to find something wonderful for your clients and for yourself, too! Gramercy is a linen lover’s dream. The combinations of color, styles and textures are endless, and for a china lover like myself, I get such a thrill in choosing new combinations to keep my tabletops fresh. Marguerite’s on Dresden is a beautiful destination for both designers and for the public. From the perfect gift for a new mommy to styling a client’s home, to holiday decorating, there are lovely, high-quality items for everyone.”

Southern interior designer Maggie Griffin

Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design | Image: Kaylan Bradley

Dawn Marie Heuer of Heuer Design Collective

B.D. Jeffries is my absolute favorite store in Atlanta to shop for both clients and personal projects. Their beautifully and meticulously curated selection of home goods is unparalleled. It’s a treasure trove of unique objects. The staff is welcoming and deeply knowledgeable about their inventory — that makes a huge difference when shopping in a high-end boutique. I always leave with a smile on my face and an armful of one-of-a-kind pieces. Westside Market is the unsung hero of home goods stores in Atlanta. I’ve found countless treasures here. It’s an eclectic and unique collection of antiques and original pieces from independent vendors, all together under one roof. You may not leave with what you went in for, but you’ll come out with something you love. JJ’s Flower Shop is my go-to for any sets I design that require florals, and my one-stop-shop for client installs.”

Dawn Marie Heuer of The Heuer Design Collective 

Dawn Marie Heuer of Heuer Design Collective | Image: Robert Peterson

IN BATON ROUGE, LA

Arianne Bellizaire of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors

“When I’m shopping for a design project, I love to visit The Foyer to find art pieces and objects created by local artisans. I also love to shop at Patti Dupre for furniture and accessories!”

Southern interior designer Arianne Bellizaire

Arianne Bellizaire of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors | Image: Jessie Preza

IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Victoria Pouncey (left) of Folly Charlottesville (Pictured with co-owner Beth Ann Kallen)

“When we don’t have the perfect piece at our own shop, Folly, we love to support other local businesses. One of our favorites is Laurie Holladay Interiors in the charming nearby town of Gordonsville; it’s our go-to place for beautiful lampshades. We also love Ivy Nursery for gorgeous orchid centerpieces.”

Owners of Folly Charlottesville

Victoria Pouncey (left) and Beth Ann Kallen (right) of Folly Charlottesville | Image: Jen Fariello

IN DALLAS, TX

Michelle Lynne of Michelle Lynne Interiors Group

“My team and I love textures, layers and pieces that are unique to each client. Some of our favorite local shopping haunts include Mecox Dallas for a little taste of the Hamptons and Burlington Design Gallery for unique and special tiles, sinks, flooring, tubs, cabinets, appliances and slabs. The customer service is unrivaled, and there are custom pieces you won’t find anywhere within a day’s driving distance. Magic Hour specializes in handmade goods, so no two pieces are the same. Lastly, Urban Spikes is a great place for both live and faux greenery.”

IN DURHAM, NC

Liz Goldberg of CAROLYNLEONA

“We design homes around the way each of our clients and their families live; it’s our job to elevate your everyday [life]. One of our favorite local shops to find the most beautiful vintage items for our clients’ projects is Nomadic Trading Co. We love the thrill of the hunt, finding one-of-a-kind furniture and rugs that add depth, character and a special story for our clients.”

Liz Goldberg of Carolynleona

Liz Goldberg of CAROLYNLEONA | Image: Dustin Peck

IN GREENSBORO, NC

Anne Wagoner of Anne Wagoner Interiors

“I grew up in my grandmother’s antique shop, Carlson Antiques & Gifts, which was a destination shop for bridal registries, fine English antiques and beautiful gifts. She retired several years ago, and I cherish my memories of her landmark shop and buying trips to England. Caroline Faison Antiques is another landmark shop that opened around the time my grandmother opened her shop. Caroline and Ben specialize in French and Swedish antiques, but you can find a little bit of everything there. It’s impossible to walk in and not fall in love with many pieces. Acquisitions, Ltd. in Raleigh has recently moved to a new location and features beautiful antiques and smalls direct from England. If you love old-school gift shops that have evolved with the times, check out Carolyn Todd’s and Quintessentials.”

Southern interior designer Anne Wagoner of Anne Wagoner Interiors

Anne Wagoner of Anne Wagoner Interiors | Image: Hannah Alyssa

IN HOUSTON, TX

Hallie Henley Sims of Hallie Henley Design

“Luckily for us in Houston, we have a plethora of wonderful antique shops and amazing charity-run consignment stores, such as Memorial Antiques & Interiors and Heights Antiques on Yale. FOUND is an expertly curated store with new upholstery items mixed in with fine antiques, contemporary art and accessories. I also love the shop Paloma & Co and the original art the two proprietors, Paloma Contreras and Devyn Liedtke, procure for the shop!”

Hallie Henley Sims of Hallie Henley Design

Hallie Henley Sims of Hallie Henley Design | Image: Kara Trail

IN JACKSON, MS

Betsey Mosby of Betsey Mosby Interiors

“We love shopping local, and Jackson has so much to offer! For one-of-a-kind finds, I always look to my friend Nancy Price, who has an amazing store full of vintage and antique items. We have several great galleries locally that we love to source from as well: VIEW GALLERY, Brown’s Fine Art and Fischer Galleries. For flowers and fresh greens for installs, I always look to my fabulous friend Lavish Fleur. For install accessories and gifts, I am thankful to be able to pull from my own store, The Finery, which has a high-end gift selection, original art and antiques as well.”

Southern interior designer Betsey Mosby of Betsey Mosby Interiors

Betsey Mosby of Betsey Mosby Interiors | Image: Allison Muirhead

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IN JUPITER, FL

McCall Dulkys of Interiors By McCall

Pineapples, Palms, Etc. is my go-to source for clients wanting that ‘modern coastal feel.’ From beautiful custom upholstery to cool rattan accents and gorgeous hand-painted pillows, these ladies have some really unique pieces. I always try to source locally when possible.”

McCall Dulkys of Interiors By McCall

McCall Dulkys of Interiors By McCall | Image: Tina Blanco

IN KNOXVILLE, TN

Annie Tipton of Annie B. Designs

“One of my favorite parts of my job as a designer is to bring my clients’ stories to life in the design of their homes. Knoxville has artisans, boutiques and antiques that are like hidden treasures all over town, and I love going on a hunt to find them. OP Jenkins is filled with unique lighting, antiques and local art, so I’m always bound to find something for a client there. Bliss Home always has fun accessories, pillows and art that bring charm and character and most definitely help tell my clients’ stories. I’m always going to Bradley’s to add the final special touch to a home, whether it’s a set of mixing bowls for the floating shelves, candle holders for a tablescape or their yummy treats to leave for a client.”

Southern interior designer Annie Tipton of Annie B. Designs

Annie Tipton of Annie B. Designs | Image: Whitney Jade

IN RICHMOND, VA

Lizzie Cox of Lizzie Cox Interiors

“Head down to Paper Plus to grab a fun throw pillow, vase or pretty picture frame. Richmond also has some amazing art galleries. Two of my favorites are Reynolds Gallery and Quirk Gallery. Quirk is also the perfect spot to pick up a great gift for a friend, as they have an amazing selection of gorgeous and unique decorative objects. Richmond is also home to one of the best antique shops on the East Coast. Kim Faison Antiques is the place to find beautiful and rare early continental European antiques.”

Lizzie Cox of Lizzie Cox Interiors

Lizzie Cox of Lizzie Cox Interiors | Image: Christa Santos

Angela Wilson Lee of Wilson Lee Interiors

“My home decor and design studio, Wilson Lee Interiors, features a variety of design pieces. I depend on my favorite florist, Flowers Make Scents, to brighten a tabletop surface with beautiful flowers, vases and containers. I love working with large plants in my design projects because they actually help make us healthier and happier. They also give us something else to take care of other than ourselves. My favorite place to get indoor plants is The Great Big Greenhouse. Their selections are unlimited.”

Angela Wilson Lee of Wilson Lee Interiors

Angela Wilson Lee of Wilson Lee Interiors | Image: Virgil Odell

A special thanks to all the featured designers, and we hope you’ve found some fun, new home decor destinations!

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