Imagine you are scrolling through Instagram, coveting all the beautiful room photos by the interior designers you follow. You might be wondering: where do they find all these amazing pieces of art, furniture, and accessories? How can I find such unique things for myself?
There is a good chance that many of these goods you are seeing were sourced at the Mecca of all things interior design: High Point Market. High Point Market is the largest home furnishings tradeshow in the world, held every spring and fall in High Point, North Carolina.
At High Point Market, wholesale vendors gather to showcase their new products and share samples. In fact, this is where Allison Smith Design develops relationships with many of our suppliers!
As a homeowner, you generally don’t have access to something like the Market. If you are shopping for décor items to simply refresh a room or include some seasonal décor, we are sharing some of our favorite interior design sources in Portland, OR. These are the best home décor store to pick up some fun new things!
1. Monticello Antique Marketplace
Located in the heart of southeast Portland, Monticello Antique Marketplace features over 100 unique vendors. According to their website, there is over 20,000 feet of retail space. If you want something truly one of a kind, this is your place!
They also have a vintage Christmas show which is a can’t miss around the holidays.
- Website: https://monticelloantiques.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monticelloantiquemarketplace/
2. West Elm
Even though West Elm is mainstream, they are a great source for thoughtful modern touches at an accessible price point. West Elm has great accessories, art and even rugs. With only one location in Oregon (which happens to be in northwest Portland), West Elm isn’t so common that everyone shops there.
3. Portland Flower Market
House plants are one of those finishing touches that just give a design that “complete” feeling. We love the Portland Flower Market for all our flower and plant needs.
The Portland Flower Market is actually a members-only market, but it is fairly simple to become a member. All you need to do is show proof of business ownership in Oregon or Washington or current membership in the Garden Club of America.
4. Pottery Distributors
Another fun find on the east side is Pottery Distributors. After you have adopted your perfect plant babies at Portland Flower Market, find the perfect pot here. They have all the sizes, shapes, colors and textures that you can imagine. We can spend hours just taking it all in.
- Website: http://potterydist.com/
5. Chown Hardware
This is my go-to source for architectural hardware, plumbing and lighting. In addition to the fact that you truly can’t beat their selection, they also have a charming history as a family-owned business. I love that they are local to Portland, with locations also in Seattle and Bellevue, WA.
6. Ann Sacks
Ann Sacks is a tile lovers dream! And who doesn’t love looking at all the different colors, shapes, materials and patterns of tile? You could spend hours looking at all the beautiful and unique options. Their Portland showroom is located conveniently on NW 9th, in the Pearl District.
If you are ready to update your home to reflect YOU and be truly unique, please reach out to us to discuss the details of your project: CONTACT US.