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For many of us, our homes are our most sacred places. They’re where we make some of our favorite memories and where we find peace, comfort, and rejuvenation when life throws its many trials and tribulations our way. So opting to fill that home with high-quality furniture that looks and feels extraordinary is an investment many homeowners are willing to make.
“The best luxury furniture pairs thoughtful design with best-in-class materials,” says Dan Campbell, president of BenchMade Modern. “You’ll want to go deeper than simply how a sofa, chair, or bed looks. It’s how it's made that’s equally important.”
Many lower-end furniture offerings are mass produced, which is why they can be more affordable. But high-end furniture is often handcrafted, customized, and made to order, which drives up the price but also increases durability, quality, and often sustainability. So while you might spend more money up front for a high-quality piece, it’s also likely to last much longer than more budget-friendly, mass produced offerings.
From luxe, mid-century-inspired furniture to eclectic, industrial, and coastal cool looks, these luxury furniture stores offer long-lasting investments for every taste and style.
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To create this article we researched a wide range of furniture brands, scoured online reviews, and leaned on our own experience with brands and product reviews. We also spoke to Dan Campbell, president of BenchMade Modern to understand more about what consumers should look for in a high-end furniture brand.
BenchMade Modern is founded on the idea of “rebellious luxury”. The brand’s selection of high-end sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, and chaise lounges are made to be used and loved rather than covered in plastic and tip-toed around.
According to Dan Campbell, president of BenchMade Modern, “Every BenchMade Modern piece is handcrafted in the USA, pairing old-world furniture-making techniques with modern technology.” But fine craftsmanship doesn’t mean you have to wait ages for your new piece of furniture: “Our ability to create high-quality custom pieces with short lead times is unmatched, allowing customers to own a piece of furniture that’s made just for them in their ideal silhouette, size, style, and color.”
Maiden Home is your one-stop-shop for all of your furniture needs. The high-end retailer offers handcrafted furniture for every room in the home, whether you’re outfitting a new home office, curating a dining room design, seeking new bedroom furniture, or renovating your living room.
Each piece is conceptualized in Maiden Home’s New York design studio and handmade to order by artisan partners in North Carolina using generational woodworking, tailoring, and upholstery techniques. The furniture designs feature a modern yet timeless look, with stunning silhouettes, rich upholstery, and fine details that make for heirloom pieces you’ll cherish for decades.
Interior Define’s luxe home furnishings span everything from dining tables, bed frames, and lighting fixtures to side tables, sectionals, coffee tables, and outdoor furniture, so you can find just about anything you’re looking for to refresh your living space.
But unlike many online furniture stores that offer abundant options, Interior Define’s pieces are made to order, with thousands of customization options to suit your unique aesthetic. And thanks to high-quality construction using thoughtful materials, like kiln-dried hardwoods and top-grain leathers, each piece you invest in is built to withstand the test of time.
Fyrn offers a small but mighty collection of minimalist, hardwood dining tables, nesting tables, barstools, and dining chairs. Equal parts timeless, elegant, and resilient, Fyrn’s high-end pieces are made using a proprietary parts-and-pieces system called Stemn, which allows the brand to make high-quality pieces at scale.
Each piece of furniture combines premium materials, like North American hardwood, with an elegantly simple design that will look great in any decade. The brand’s modern furniture also comes with a 10-year warranty, offering piece of mind for your investment.
No matter what you’re looking for in a new interior design, you’re likely to find it at Arhaus. In addition to high-end pieces for every room in the home, the furniture company offers a wide range of outdoor furniture as well, including dining tables and benches, fire pits and heat lamps, and sectionals and side tables.
You’ll also find a range of design styles, from mid-century-inspired looks to contemporary and modern designs, so there’s truly a luxe piece for every living space. Plus, the brand puts sustainability at the forefront, partnering with artisan makers who use sustainably sourced, reclaimed, and recycled materials when possible to create eco-friendly home furniture.
Jonathan Adler is another high-end furniture company that offers everything you could need or want to outfit your home. You can even find a wide selection of artwork that spans mediums and subject matter. Founded by its namesake, the store specializes in statement pieces, offering quality furniture and home decor that’s designed to start a conversation.
Think: bold textiles, compelling patterns, striking silhouettes, and unusual sculptural objects. And like every furniture company on this list, the items are all designed to withstand the test of time, so you can continue to make an interior design statement for many years to come.
Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect sideboard or sofa for your living room or you want to dress up your pool with lounges, sectionals, or even fun floaties, you can find what you need at Frontgate.
Most of the pieces are designed by the brand’s in-house team of designers, making for exclusive furniture that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s also thoughtfully made using high-quality materials, like premium upholstery fabrics and kiln-dried hardwood frames. And if you’re stuck on what to get or need help with your interior design, you can consult Frontgate’s in-house design experts who can create a complete interior design plan for your space.
Lulu & Georgia curates modern furniture and decor elevated by fine craftsmanship, exclusive designer collaborations, and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, so it’s no surprise that the brand is so popular.
Based in Los Angeles, many of Lulu & Georgia’s pieces offer a casual aesthetic that’s quietly luxe without sacrificing premium comfort. You’ll also find lots of interesting silhouettes, like dining chairs with squiggly metal legs that combine a sense of play with high-end luxury.
If you’re in the market for high-end mid-century furniture, look no further than Knoll. Founded over 75 years ago, the brand is responsible for designing the iconic Womb Chair, a mid-century marvel that’s just as resonant today as it was during its inception in 1948.
But you also find plenty of contemporary pieces for the dining room, living room, and home office, as well as a thoughtful selection of outdoor furniture. Steeped in modernistic tenets, like form meeting function, every piece at Knoll is designed to last, rejecting one-minute trends in favor of long-lasting, durable pieces that physically and figuratively look fresh for decades.
Specializing in industrial and modern designs, Industry West offers a thoughtfully curated selection of home furnishings and decor. In addition to the basics, including sofas, dining tables, and accent chairs, you’ll find a beautiful selection of storage solutions, like gorgeous sideboards, shelving, and dressers.
The brand also offers lighting fixtures and decor, like mirrors, artwork, and throws. Basically, if you want it, you can probably find it here. And every item at Industry West was designed with purpose, resulting in gorgeous, contract-grade furniture that looks high-end while remaining comfortable and approachable.
Speaking of purpose, Blu Dot’s ethos is grounded in purpose with a personality. Every piece is designed in-house at the retailer’s Minneapolis studio, and once an item makes it to the showroom floor, it’s always a statement-maker.
At first glance, the furniture is equally classic and stunning, but upon further inspection, you’ll find incredibly unique and original details, along with compelling shapes and silhouettes that can elevate any interior design. You’ll also discover a range of aesthetics that draw inspiration from mid-century modern, industrial, and contemporary looks, so you should have no trouble finding the perfect piece for your unique look.
Terra is a mecca of high-quality outdoor furniture. The brand collaborates with artisans, designers, and manufacturers worldwide to create durable yet stunning pieces of outdoor furniture with a contemporary European twist.
You’ll find everything from outdoor sofas and accents chairs to dining tables and lounge chairs. There are also plenty of accessories, like pillows, umbrellas, and rugs, in addition to bonuses like fire tables complete with colorful collections of rock filler. But perhaps most importantly for outdoor furniture, Terra’s offerings are built to last, using high-quality materials that require little maintenance but can endure the outdoor elements for many years.
Modloft offers contemporary takes on mid-century furniture, decor, and accessories, many of which feature unexpected details that elevate the pieces to showstopper status.
In addition to being beautiful and interesting, Modloft’s offerings our durable and long lasting thanks to the brand’s commitment to high-quality raw materials, which are sourced from countries that specialize in those particular materials.
“We discovered many years ago that countries like Brazil have tremendous natural resources in wood and leather,” Modloft’s founder Ted Toledano told Living Cozy, “so we design many products made from those raw materials in Brazil and manufacture them in certain parts of the country where it's advantageous to produce it.” Meanwhile, they source much of their glass and fabric from Italy.
Serena & Lily’s luxe, coastal-cool looks can transform any living space into an elegant, beachy getaway. Inspired by breezy California style, the retailer offers furniture and decor that’s relaxed yet refined, blending classic influences with modern designs.
High-quality materials like rattan and solid wood are abundant, as are calming color palettes, like blue, beige, and white. And since Serena & Lily has such a strong style point of view, nearly all of the pieces work well together, so you can use them to create a highly cohesive design for the living room, bedroom, home office, patio, and beyond.
Restoration Hardware, aka RH, is one of the best luxury furniture stores on the market. It’s also among the most well known. The company’s collections continue to evolve, but they often combine transitional, modern, rustic, and classic styles to create pieces that can truly last a lifetime.
The brand is also entirely unafraid of drama, with stunning furniture, like heavy, iconic dining tables made of salvaged woods sourced from century-old buildings. And while it’s among the most expensive stores on this list of high-end retailers, its heirloom-quality pieces make it well worth the investment for many interior design enthusiasts.
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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