Today we share with you the best Home Decor Stores in the Midwest. The Midwest is not typically thought of as a design destination, with most travelers booking a getaway to America’s Heartland for Chicago’s architectural skyline, the shores of the Great Lakes, or campsites in one of its many National Parks. But scattered throughout the farmland, hilltops, and forests, are a collection of hidden gems, dedicated to European antiques and modern furnishings. Next time you happen to drive through one of these sleepy states, here’s a list of must-visit home decor stores, where the scope is remarkably diverse. Take a look!
1.Orange Skin, Chicago
Back in 2001, two local architects teamed up to create a revolutionary concept for its time: a design destination that not only offered architectural and educational services to its community, but also curated a tight selection of modern European furniture, light fixtures, and accessories that lean largely Italian. Today, the store still maintains its turn-of-the-century charm.
223 Erie Street, Chicago, orangeskin.com
2.Jayson Home, Chicago
Housed in a landmark building in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this design store offers an array of items—ranging from one-of-a-kind vintage accessories and artwork to custom furniture and luxe garden supplies—all under one roof. And now with a new Home in New York.,
138 Greene Street, New York, and 1885 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, jaysonhome.com
3. Museo, Kansas City
This small-town showroom could easily compete in a cosmopolitan arena with its museum-quality artwork, Italian lighting from Artemide and Flos, and sculptural objects by Marcel Wanders.
3021 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri, museousa.com
4. The Golden Triangle, Chicago
In Chicago, an antiquing trip is not complete without a visit to The Golden Triangle. Owners Douglas Van Tress and Chauwarin Tuntisak hand-select artifacts found from their travels all over the world.
330 North Clark Street, Chicago, thegoldentriangle.biz
5. Wilson & Willy’s, Minneapolis
John Mooty, son of the CEO of local textile manufacturer, Faribault Woolen Mill, continues his family’s legacy with the opening of the concept shop Wilson & Willy’s. Everything Mooty introduces to the neighborhood—from a leather chair made in Marfa, Texas, to a chevron foosball table crafted in New York—is made in America.
211 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis, wilsonandwillys.com
6. Nocross and Scott Home, Chicago
Located on a charming tree-lined street in Chicago’s tony design district of Andersonville, Nocross and Scott sells everything you need to create a well-appointed home, right down to a collection of chic design tomes from Assouline to pile on your library shelves.
1476 West Berwyn Avenue, Chicago, nocrossandscott.com
7. Design Ranch, Iowa City
Thanks to owners Chris and Gary Gnade, the rural town of Iowa City has received an education in iconic midcentury design, with a rotation of pieces, like classic Herman Miller chairs and innovative Louis Poulsen pendants, making their way onto the centuries-old showroom floor.
701 East Davenport Street, Iowa City, Iowa, designranch.com
8. Pavilion Antiques, Chicago
A go-to for local talents and legendary designers—Nate Berkus put a French brass cocktail table from the store in his own home—this showroom mainly focuses on postwar products from France and other parts of Europe. However, stay tuned, as it’s slowly extending its reach by offering sculptures and tableware from 21st-century masterminds.
2055 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, pavilionantiques.com
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9. Redefined Decor, Chicago
Artwork and one-of-a-kind accessories are in full fanfare at this vintage sanctuary. The inventory is constantly changing, but we like the Seymour Meyer sculptures and chic lacquer boxes.
1819 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, redefineddecor.com
10. Haute Living, Chicago
At this contemporary design showroom, buyers can expect a mix between established brands (think Arflex, Lee Broom, and Moooi) and emerging artisans. One of our favorite newbies is Henri Lavallard Boget, whose concrete furnishings are the perfect picks for an outdoor soiree.
213 West Institute Place, Chicago, haute-living.com
11. The South Loop Loft, Chicago
Classic designs like Chesterfield sofas and Louis XVI-style chairs, selected by owner Beth Berke, are the ideal complement to the space’s timber-beamed ceilings and wood-burning fireplace with an antique French mantel.
308 North Leavitt, Chicago, thesouthlooploft.com
12. Hugh, Detroit
In the heart of Detroit’s burgeoning design scene, Hugh first started as a pop-up store in 2009 and developed into a complete retail experience three years later. Though you can find just about anything you need for your home, it’s likely you won’t be able to resist the smart kitchenware, with items like a handblown coffeemaker and Ultima Thule glasses.
4240 Cass Avenue, Detroit, lovehughlongtime.com
13. The Foundry Home Goods, Minneapolis
Set in a former brass foundry in Minneapolis’s warehouse district, this home goods shop presents a tightly tailored assortment of handmade storage systems, tableware, and bath linens that promote a well-curated lifestyle.
125 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, thefoundryhomegoods.com
14. WPA Chicago
If you see a Poltrona Frau leather-wrapped sofa or one of Cappellini’s Flexi container systems that you absolutely need to have in your home within a short time frame, WPA Chicago offers an exclusive quick-ship program that delivers these top-of-the-line pieces in just 21 days.
314 West Superior Street, Chicago, wpachicago.com
15. Centro, St. Louis
A haven for inventive contemporary furnishings, this St. Louis showroom feels more like a museum dedicated to the best hits in modern design, including signature pieces from Herman Miller, Yves Béhar, and Charles Eames.
4727 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, centro-inc.com
16. Douglas Rosin, Chicago
It’s near impossible to walk into Douglas Rosin and only purchase one piece, so don’t be surprised if you plan a specific shopping trip for an Egyptian Revival dressing table and end up with a vintage Chanel bag to go along with it.
730 North Wells Street, Chicago, douglasrosin.com