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The Short List: 24 Home Accessories Hand-Picked by Top Designers

20 May, 2020
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!
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How best to discover the magical accent pieces that decorators use to light up a room? Go straight to the source, of course. These fabulous designer-owned boutiques are packed with treasures hand-picked by some of today’s keenest talents. Here, a few of our favorite pieces.


  • Copper Beech

    Aero Leather Utility Bag, $525. Thomas O’Brien and Dan Fink in Bellport, NYcopperbeechbythesea.com

  • RW Guild

    Found Engraved Brass Vases from India, $80 each. By Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch in New York, NY. rwguild.com

  • 100 Main St.

    Hand-painted leather Shandell’s Marble Tray, $135. By Bunny Williams in Falls Village, CT. 100mainst.com 


  • Shelley Johnstone Design

    Embroidered Hand Towels by Hibiscus Linens, from $68. By Shelley Johnstone in Lake Forest, IL. shelleydesign.com

  • Amanda Reynal Interiors

    Porcelain Apple and Pair Figurines, $65. By Amanda Reynal in Des Moines, IA. amandareynalinteriors.com


  • House of Nomad

    White and Black Moroccan Wool Blanket, $215. By Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini in Charlotte, NC. shophouseofnomad.com

  • Isabella

    Amalfi Coast by Assouline, $95. By Erin Dougherty in Charlotte, NC. isabellastyle.com 

  • The Kemble Shop

    Leaf Die-Cut Coasters, $25 for a set of four. By Celerie Kemble and Mimi McMakin in Palm Beach, FL. thekembleshop.com

  • The Grand Tour

    Unity x Kim Thomé Hand-painted China Platter, $260. By Caroline Rafferty in Palm Beach, FL. grandtourhome.com

  • Amanda Lindroth

    White Island Pitcher, from $110. By Amanda Lindroth in Charleston, SC and Palm Beach, FL. amandalindroth.com

  • Circa Interiors

    Fortuny Alberelli Round Platter, $312. By Cindy Smith in Birmingham, AL. circainteriors.com

  • S.B.

    Colombian handwoven palm tabletop pieces: bowl, $48; placemats, four for $160; coasters, four for $28. By Sarah Bartholomew in Nashville, TN.  sarahbartholomew.com 

  • Robin Rains Interior Design

    Antique Blue and White Porcelain Jar from France, $248.By Robin Rains in Nashville, TN. robinrains.com


  • Ware M. Porter & Co.

    Handpainted Paper Geranium Plant by The Green Vase, $185. By Ware M. Porter in New Orleans, LA. waremporter.com

  • Sunday Shop

    Italian Handmade Amber Glass Carafe, $155. By Katie Logan LeBlanc and Jensen Killen in New Orleans, LA.  sundayshop.co 

  • Paloma & Co.

    Handmade Short Octagonal Glass, $55. By Paloma Contreras and Devon Liedtke in Houston, TX. shoppalomaandco.com

  • Ceylon et Cie

    Michelle Nussbaumer x Pink Lion Cocktail Napkins, four for $78. By Michelle Nussbaumer in Dallas, TX. ceylonetcie.com

  • Amy Berry Home

    Woven-rattan Madrid Trays, from $65. By Amy Berry in Dallas, TX. amyberryhome.com

  • Madre Dallas

    Liberty of London Tissue Box Covers, $50 each. By Mia Brous, Kerri Goldfarb and Louise Marsh in Dallas, TX. madredallas.com


  • Hollywood at Home

    Handwoven and Embroidered Wool Indian Bedcover, $1,560. By Peter Dunham in Los Angeles, CA. hollywoodathome.com 

  • Nickey Kehoe

    Manufacture De Digoin Ceramic Pumpkin Pitcher, $125. By Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe in Los Angeles, CA. nickeykehoe.com 

  • Shoppe Amber Interiors

    Susanne Kaufmann Marigold-and-Rosehip Body Oil, $54. By Amber Lewis in Calabasas, CA. shoppe.amberinteriordesign.com 


  • Penny Morrison

    Blue and Green Marbled Ceramic Coffee Cup, $20. By Penny Morrison in London, England. pennymorrison.com

  • Pentreath & Hall

    Greek Fret Waste Paper Bin, $110. By Ben Pentreath and Bridie Hall in London, England. pentreath-hall.com