Step one to becoming a society favorite: get the right address. But after you’ve secured your condo overlooking Rittenhouse Square or your period townhome in Society Hill, what’s next? Decor, darling. Head to these Haute 5 local shops for a selection of everything from sofas to settees and make your abode amazing.
Philly’s local design darling’s self-named store in Old City is a haven for home decor with a mid-century vibe. Lines include Jonathan Adler, Blue Dot, Gus Modern and, of course, Izzo’s own line of streamline seating. Truly a one-stop shop, you can also find handmade pottery, platform beds, ventless fireplaces or mirrored side tables. With a vast selection and a boutique feel, you’ll find yourself filling your new NoLibs loft in no time.
Matthew Izzo is located at 151 North Third Street, Philadelphia, 215.829.0606, www.matthewizzo.com
For those looking for an organic feel or hoping to merge a green lifestyle with an attractive design aesthetic, this is the place. Using natural elements, re-purposed materials and special materials from around the world, the end result is accessories that look at home in a cabin or a condo.
Bruges Home is located at 323A Race Street, Philadelphia, 215.922.6041, www.brugueshome.com
Sure, you want the living room to look lovely for guests, but when it comes down to it, the bedroom is where luxury should reside. With linens from Kellijane, you are well on your way to a bed of bliss. High-count sheets, duvets, towels and more make this store soft and lovely from the inside out.
Kellijane is located at 1721 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 215.790.0233, www.kellijane.com
Open House is one of those stores where you don’t have to be afraid to touch anything. Sure, there are some breakables, but the vibe here is cozy, as if your best friend happened to have a selection of Thomas Paul throw pillows for you to choose from. Stunning statement furniture to delicate vases, you’ll want to pick up so much you’ll end up sharing some of your haul with that aforementioned bf.
Open House is located at 107 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, 215.922.1415, www.openhouseliving.com
When you need everything but the under-mount stainless steel kitchen sink, you need Host. It’s a soup-to-nuts furniture gallery that is void of the name tags and kitchy commercials of most chain shops. Skip the routine and head to these laid-back locations for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams seating, modern lighting or olive oil soaps for the guest bath. You know, so you can be the perfect host.
Host is located at 8236 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, 215.967.1196 and
205 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 215.925.3377, www.hostinteriors.com