Scouted Home Stores Based in the Eastern U.S. You Should Know About

BY THE SCOUT GUIDE April 01, 2022

Whether you’re seeking the perfect hostess gift or looking for inspiration to refresh an entire room, having a beautifully and thoughtfully curated local home store—complete with friendly and knowledgeable staff—where you can browse and enjoy wonderful customer service is key. For those in the eastern half of the United States who are looking for such an experience, we asked The Scout Guide editors from that region to recommend their favorite local home stores. From the Main Line to Memphis, Asheville to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, get to know these incredible retailers and their carefully selected offerings, and find a scouted home store near you in The Scout Guide Directory.

Photography courtesy of Little House Shop.

STORE: Little House Shop
LOCATION: Wayne, Pennsylvania
WHAT THEY CARRY: Little House Shop specializes in home decor, gifts, stationery, and wedding registry items.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The Little House Shop is one of the Main Line’s most coveted shops. It is your one-stop shop for the most beautiful items for every room in your home, and for any occasion,” says Laurie Wightman, editor of The Scout Guide Main Line & Philadelphia. “Additionally, they provide exceptional customer service that always leaves you feeling extra special and loved. We are so fortunate to have The Little House Shop as a member of The Scout Guide Main Line & Philadelphia and are so proud to highlight them in our community.”

Photography courtesy of Palette Home.

STORE: Palette Home
LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: Palette Home showcases contemporary art while also stocking Farrow and Ball and Fine Paints of Europe. They are also a Selamat Regional showroom.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “This home store not only supports artists and their work but has a huge collection of Selamat designs and is the go-to paint store for Farrow and Ball and Fine Paints of Europe,” says Cheney Edmunds, editor of The Scout Guide Richmond. “I often pop in just to be inspired by their use of paint and to see the knockout furniture, not to mention art.”

Photography by Jen Fariello.

STORE: Be Just
LOCATION: Charlottesville, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: Be Just carries a thoughtfully curated collection of everyday objects for the home centered on utility, form, and beauty.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Be Just is always a treat to visit. Owner Shawn has a great eye for design and detail, so every item in the place is just as beautiful as it is functional,” says Susie Matheson, co-editor of The Scout Guide Charlottesville.

Photography courtesy of Domestic Aspirations.

STORE: Daniel J Moore | Domestic Aspirations
LOCATION: Marshall, Virginia
WHAT THEY CARRY: This interior design showroom by Daniel J Moore carries designer lighting, semi-custom upholstery, luxury linens, and more. It’s all curated by Moore in his signature rural, modern, organic style with an eye for restraint and a cohesive, fresh, and authentic selection.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Enter Dan’s shop and be transported to by the visual delight of a collected, calming, and curiosity-inducing selection of home decor. From antique finds to crisp upholstered furniture you will want to bring it all home with you,” says Nelina Loiselle, editor of The Scout Guide Hunt Country. “Dan can often be found in the shop, and if you do find him there, be sure to ask him about any piece that catches your eye. There is sure to be a fascinating story behind it. You can also inquire about his design services—and we can say from personal experience he is a joy to work with and very talented.”

Photography by Lindsey Eller.

STORE: Dogwoods Home
LOCATION: Clayton, Georgia
WHAT THEY CARRY: With the perfect curation of timeless furnishings and antique finds, Dogwoods specializes in creating stunning vignettes that will capture your eye and imagine all the possibilities for your own home.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Dogwoods Home is a must for anyone looking to freshen up their space. Kathy, the owner, is not only kind and encouraging, but a literal artist with an eye for creating truly breathtaking scenes,” says Bre Bardenwerper, editor of The Scout Guide North Georgia.

Photography courtesy of Charleston Street.

STORE: Charleston Street
LOCATION: Augusta, Georgia
WHAT THEY CARRY: Charleston Street enjoys helping their customers live beautifully. The shop offers a wide selection of home décor, including elegant tabletop and barware collections, sophisticated gifts, specialty bath products, home fragrances, and original local artwork.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love Charleston Street because it is a unique shop where you can always find something for everyone,” says Ann Knox, editor of The Scout Guide Augusta.

Photography courtesy of Sweet Tea Studio.

STORE: Sweet Tea Studio
LOCATION: Greensboro, North Carolina
WHAT THEY CARRY: Eclectic home goods and original art
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Sweet Tea Studio is one of my favorite shops for hostess gifts, fun local art, and custom refinished furniture,” says Ashley Powell Nosek, editor of The Scout Guide Triad–Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point.

Photography courtesy of Design Avenue Home Furnishings.

STORE: Design Avenue Home
LOCATION: Asheville, North Carolina
WHAT THEY CARRY: Design Avenue Home carries furniture, lighting, and rugs, and offers comprehensive complimentary design services.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “What sets Design Avenue Home apart from others is that they are very involved in their complimentary design services,” says Meagan Harris, editor of The Scout Guide Asheville. “They like to do space planning sessions so they know where everything will be placed, and they consider it all—art, lighting, existing furniture, and of course, your vision.”

Photography courtesy of HIVE.

STORE: HIVE Home, Gift & Garden
LOCATION: West Palm Beach, Florida
WHAT THEY CARRY: HIVE features a comprehensive collection of stylish furniture, lighting, and accessories to beautify your home, as well as an in-house floral studio and a great selection of unique gifts.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I am continuously impressed with what Sara McCann has done at HIVE. HIVE is my one-stop shop for all things home decor, entertaining, and gifts. Now with the expansion of HIVE Boutiques, I can also shop the best of fashion, and soon I can even grab a bite from HIVE Bakery & Cafe,” says Stacey Leuliette, editor of The Scout Guide Palm Beach.

Photography courtesy of Peach Tree Designs.

STORE: Peach Tree Designs
LOCATION: Naples, Florida
WHAT THEY CARRY: Peach Tree Designs is a family-run boutique originally from Cape Cod, offering an extensive selection of hand-chosen decorative home accessories, fine furniture, gallery-quality artwork, eclectic lighting, and unusual gifts.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The atmosphere at Peach Tree Designs is so warm and inviting. Everything is displayed in carefully curated vignettes that make it easy to visualize them in your own home,” says Jennifer Adams, editor of The Scout Guide Naples.

Photography by Sélavie Photography.

STORE: Powell Smythe
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT THEY CARRY: Powell Smythe is known for one-of-a-kind antiques, lamps, and coffee table books.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Powell Smythe has unique antiques and accessories for the home, plus the most broad selection of coffee table books in Memphis. I love that the store brings a ‘funk’ to everyday style and decor,” says Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis.

Photography courtesy of Lisa Mallory Interior Design.

STORE: Lisa Mallory Interior Design
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT THEY CARRY: Lisa Mallory is known for their home accessories and linens.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “This store is every bride’s dream!” says Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis. “Lisa Mallory is filled with wonderful items for the home, including Estelle wine glasses, furniture, art, and linens.” 

Photography by Sélavie Photography.

STORE: Laurel Rd. Antiques and Modern
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT THEY CARRY: Laurel Rd. Antiques & Modern is known for antiques sourced from all over the world, as well as modern items to keep things fresh.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love that Laurel Rd. always has an ever-changing assortment of antique furniture, lighting, art, and accessories for the home,” says Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis. “Curated by designer Lindley Martens, when you walk into the little store, which is inside an old house, you can’t help but feel at home.”

Photography courtesy of Collected.

STORE: Collected by Elizabeth Malmo
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT THEY CARRY: Traditional with a modern twist, Collected by Elizabeth Malmo has wonderful furniture and home decor.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “I love visiting Collected by Elizabeth Malmo for gifts and home accessories. It is a beautiful store with items ranging from art, to pottery, candle sticks, lamps, bedding, and more,” says Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis.

Photography courtesy of Social.

STORE: Social
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT THEY CARRY: Social is known for their high-end tabletop accessories, including fine china.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Social is a store you can count on for your table-setting necessities. While you’re there, you will also find unique items for the home, including pillows, pantry items, and gifts for everyone,” says Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis.

Photography courtesy of The Chameleon.

STORE: The Chameleon
LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
WHAT THEY CARRY: The Chameleon began as a fabric store, but since 2021 has added a full complement of interior goods and furnishings.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The Chameleon offers the experience of interior inspiration with furnishings, accessories, and lighting, and complements that with unique fabrics and wall coverings that provide inspiration for bringing new life to old favorites,” says Dawn Pumpelly, editor of The Scout Guide Huntsville.

Photography courtesy of Victoria’s Interiors.

STORE: Victoria’s Interiors
LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
WHAT THEY CARRY: Victoria’s is known for beautiful items for interiors, primarily neutral pieces, and thoughtful accessories that bring color or interest to any room.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Owner Victoria Bynum’s design aesthetic is so clear and the store remains true to her vision. I had the pleasure of visiting her residence to see that vision carried through her lovely family home,” says Dawn Pumpelly, editor of The Scout Guide Huntsville.

Photography courtesy of Brooks & Collier.

STORE: Brooks and Collier
LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
WHAT THEY CARRY: Brooks and Collier features everything that you could need for fine living in the interior and exterior of your home. From outdoor furnishings to rugs to artwork, lighting, and more. They say they are your indoor and outdoor headquarters, and they mean it.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Whether you need a little something for a tabletop or an entire backyard’s worth of furniture, Brooks and Collier features the very best of everything. Some days I like to just visit, wander, and dream,” says Dawn Pumpelly, editor of The Scout Guide Huntsville.

Photography courtesy of Malouf Furniture Co.

STORE: Malouf Furniture Co.
LOCATION: Foley, Alabama
WHAT THEY CARRY: Malouf Furniture Co. specializes in quality furniture, but they also carry all manner of home goods.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Malouf Furniture truly is a one-stop shop for all things home. They carry everything you need to completely furnish your home from bedroom to kitchen, and every room in between! I could spend hours browsing their unlimited offerings,” says Caroline Edmondson, editor of The Scout Guide Gulf Coast.

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