Summer is in full swing and everyone is ready to spend more time outside. The season also brings inspiration and, for many, the enthusiasm to brighten up their home with new décor, DIY projects, and a fresh look.
On our blog, we often feature restaurants, boutiques, and cool office spaces, but Huntsville has plenty of successful home décor and design stores that people frequent. It’s easy to find local businesses that can help you make your home and space welcoming with furniture, dinnerware, fixtures, art, and much more. No matter what your personal style is, our city has you covered.
Here are a few places in the Rocket City that can help you spruce up your space this summer! Let us know of any others we should add in the comments.
Preservation Company in the Lincoln Mill historic district delivers vintage vibes for days with its eclectic knickknacks and home hardware. If rustic is your style, you’ll find just what you’re looking for. Shoppers can discover antique doors and lighting fixtures for a more extensive home refresh or choose something more subtle like old-fashioned kitchen appliances and tea towels.
Visiting Preservation Company feels like a little trip back in time thanks in part to music from the 1940s and 50s being streamed through the speakers. In addition to its more unique décor, it also has beautiful furniture. Now’s the time to take your design game to the next level.
Antiques, fine art, and beautiful accessories—that’s what you’ll find at this Downtown Huntsville-based store. Rivenbark & Roper has been a staple in the city for some time, offering guests selections of fine china, dinnerware, chandeliers, furniture, and Victorian-inspired pieces.
It has charming, upscale antiques with American, French, and English-influences. Anything inside its walls is sure to add a touch of elegance to your home.
If clean, neutral, and earthy décor is your taste, you have to pay a visit to Caley Paige Home & Gifts at The Garage at Clinton Row in Downtown. Simply walking into the space will evoke ideas for your own home as you imagine what your living room would look like with a new statement chair, lamp, throw pillow, or blanket. They also have lots of pots for plants, kitchen items, and even bathroom décor like stone soap dispensers and wooden toothbrush holders.
All of the décor has a dreamy overtone. Throughout the shop, you will see an array of beautiful detailed vases and pottery placed between furniture on the sales floor. Finally, you’ll notice wooden accents and natural materials in pieces like bowls, cutting boards, and decorative tables.
There’s a little something for every room of your home at Caley Paige.
Details matter. That’s why we suggest visiting Roosevelt & Co. for classic-looking gift items like candles, drink coasters, barware, and more. Of course, Roosevelt’s more masculine ambiance means materials like leather and brass can be found all around.
Candles at Roosevelt smell incredible and will fill any space with scents like “Leather & Pine”, “Oak Moss”, “Tobacco & Musk”, and “Birch Bark”—a perfect addition to any study or home office. There’s also plenty of barware to choose from. Leather decanter tags, hand-crafted wine openers, and Norlan glasses add class and sophistication to your evening nightcap at home. Don’t forget your bottle opener, they have those too.
Soft and airy accents go perfectly with feelings of summer inside the appropriately named Sweet Pineapple shop off Airport Road. You’ll find tons of southern-made artwork, candles with summer scents—like coconut or sea salt—and shiny picture frames to brighten up your space.
They also have several tea towels, pottery pieces, and paintings. Finally, check out all of their stationery and home office gear to add character to your desk.
Somewhere, a new nursery needs decorating. Little Cotton Shoppe on Airport Road has bits and bobs that will make for an adorable room for baby. This “shoppe for littles” is located in the Piedmont Station shopping center close to Sweet Pineapple. Stylish baskets for organization, construction blocks, and educational toys can all be used to give your baby’s space some character and make it fun. Need soft bedding for baby? They have that too!
This shop is well-known to Huntsville locals and has been a part of the community since 1897. Although hardware is in the name, they actually don’t focus their inventory around it. Instead, they have seasonal goods, art, handmade crafts, kitchenware, and more.
We’d suggest a trip to this historic shop to add more character to your kitchen. From well-decorated baking pans to wooden utensils and cookbooks, there’s more than enough to choose from. Or, check out their assortment of colorful, quirky clocks to hang on your wall. And you can choose from several pottery pieces that would make the perfect centerpiece for your summer table setting.
Sprucing up a space for summer can always involve flowers. For that, we’d turn to Downtown Huntsville’s In Bloom where you can find a number of seasonally appropriate home décor gifts alongside gorgeous delicate flower arrangements.
And what are flowers without stylish vases to put them in? They are sure to make any space pop with color and summertime fun.
If you’re looking to make big changes in your home’s design Heritage Kitchen + Bath in Downtown can help you create a whole new look. This showroom carries luxury and high-end fixtures like kitchen sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, medicine cabinets, mirrors, and furniture like vanities and towel bars.
The staff at Heritage will work closely with you to customize spaces to your liking and ensure you get the best quality on the market. Plus, they keep up with major trends in the design industry so you’re sure to have access to the most coveted looks on the market.
Surrounded by greenhouses and sweet-smelling plants, Brooks & Collier is the premier destination for outdoor furniture and décor. Summer months mean lots of time spent outside, and Brooks & Collier has tons of accessories to make sure you do it in style.
There are loads of matching outdoor furniture sets that fit into themes of your choosing, like nautical, tropical, or floral. It’s simple to match your particular taste with design. You can also upgrade your garden with a plethora of pots, statues, and water features.
These are just a few of the places in Huntsville you can visit to spruce up your home. What places would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments.
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