When we take a road trip, we pack a list of the best design shops for inspiration and to scour for local treasures. We queried more than 40 interior designers to see where they pull over to shop in Austin and beyond.
The Best Design Shops Across Austin, Texas
Canvas Showroom | 1008 W. 9th St.
Exquisite textiles and objects for the home.
“Very Austin look, small and curated. The owner has a cool style, and the showroom is very chic and minimal.” — Kristen Nix
Four Hands | 2090 Woodward St.
Contemporary furniture, art, and home accessories in a 22,000-square-foot showroom.
Jean-Marc Fray | 1009 W. 6th St., Suite 102
A favorite haunt for collectors and designers with distinctive Murano glass, superb vintage finds, and divine European antiques dating from the 17th to early 20th centuries.
“Vintage French when you need a little high polish in your life.” — Christopher Alexander
Lotus Gallery | 1009 W. 6th St.
A great destination for Asian antiques and antiquities, tribal art, European furnishings, and fine jewelry with items from every continent except Antarctica, starting around 3000 BC and coming all the way to the present.
“Love. Treasures from around the world. Every space needs a little oriental.” — Christopher Alexander
Page Home Design | 2408 Lake Austin Blvd.
Owned by Suzie Page Whitworth, this shop has a wonderful mix of one-of-a-kind found objects, antiques, and artworks and is a great source for case goods and accessories. Also known for highly customizable upholstery, window coverings, and floor coverings. Carries Julian Chichester, Made Goods, Tim Dixon, and more.
“A great mix of found objects, traditional and modern.” — Kristen Nix
“When in Austin, I always make time to run through.” — Nicole Zarr
Peacock Alley | 3010 W. Anderson Lane
This Dallas-based paragon of bedding carries everything bed, bath, and home accessories.
Rath | 900 N. Lamar Blvd.
An extensive collection of antiques and international design with a focus on primitive pieces and collectible works from 20th-century masters. Alongside these historical pieces are contemporary works ranging from paintings to sculptures and ceramics.
“A treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds, including large-scale statement pieces.” — Kara Childress
The Renner Project | 3018 N. Lamar Blvd.
Designer Kimberly Renner’s repository of high-style 20th-century modern, vintage, and antiques presented in constantly changing roomscapes, She and her husband restored historic homes throughout Austin for more than 20 years.
“The shop is unpretentious but exudes cool, and there seems to always be something new that’s perfect for a project.” — Michael Viviano
Scott + Cooner | 2120 E. 7th St., Suite 100
For 28 years, Scott + Cooner has been a mecca for modernists — a source for mid-century and classic modern furniture, kitchens, closet systems, lighting, and accessories, carrying more than 100 internationally renowned brands including Poliform, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Paola Lenti, Flexform, and Moooi.
Supply Showroom | 1513 W. 6th St.
Supply offers the best independent textile and wallpaper from across the world. Splashy prints, color-fueled patterns and stylish basics are curated to make interior design projects sing.
Thompson + Hanson Garden House | 1515 W. 35th St., Building B
Unusual items for the home, refined objects, and antique market finds.
Uncommon Objects | 1602 Fort View Road
Established in 1991 as a small antique collective, Uncommon Objects has matured over the years into an emporium of quirky treasures and collectible junk, with 24 antique sellers assembled under one roof.
“Small vintage miscellaneous junk. Good for random filling for a farm or country place.” — Christopher Alexander
“A longtime Austin favorite, often color-coordinated antique store with unexpected treasures. There’s a large taxidermied bear there that my wife refuses to let me take home.” — Marcus Mohon
Wendow Fine Living | 1601 W. 38th St., Suite 9
Shannon Dyer Dowell opened Wendow in 2007, specializing in furnishings that run the style gamut from mid-century vintage classics to 18th- and 19th-century European antiques.
“My childhood friend Shannon Dyer Dowell opened this sophisticated home decor shop, and it’s always a delight to visit.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Wildflower Organics | 524 N. Lamar Blvd.
A well-known Austin green-shopping destination, Wildflower offers furniture, accessories, gifts, and natural bedding products. Masters of organic luxury.
“It’s been around long enough to feel like a city staple. It’s a great blend of earthy Austin and super sophistication. I recently bought a vintage indigo teapot, now sitting on our conference table. Nice place and nice people.” — Marcus Mohon