For the Home
Aspen River Wood & Glass, 28700 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, (216) 839-0012. Specializing in decorative doors, they make simple wood doors or expensive portals with decorative leading, glass, sidelights, retractable screens, wrought iron products and transoms.
Bella Abode, 220 N. Main St., Hudson, (330) 650-1443. This bright store features classic furnishings from Michael Aram, Global Views and Wolf Designs. Choose from tables to accessories.
Block Brothers at Home, Eton, 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 360-8600. Conservative traditionalists and contemporary modernists can find luxury home furnishings and accessories from Calvin Klein, Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic line and Kumi Kookoon’s silk bedding line.
Crate and Barrel, Legacy Village, 24405 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, (216) 297-3500. Brides and grooms swear by this place for starting a home with style. From furniture to forks, the collections set the latest trends in home design.
Danny Vegh’s Billiard and Home, 12225 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, (216) 476-4800; 29 Rothrock Road, Copley, (330) 665-3122; 6505 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, (440) 720-1822. Build a casino in the basement with a little help from Danny Vegh’s. Check out reconditioned slot machines and video poker games along with traditional billiards, Ping-Pong, pinball and foosball games.
Deco Studio, 19317 Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 356-1318. The modern store offers original jewelry along with plenty of furniture, original artwork and lighting, including rare pieces such as silk cocoon lamps. The business also doubles as a full-service design firm.
Design Within Reach, Eton, 28849 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 378-0996. Lighting, sofas, chairs and other home furnishings traditionally found in designer showrooms fill this store. Offering everything from funky cow prints to more conservative choices.
Devout Home, 19032 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-8307. Modern, global styles from more than 100 vendors from Latin America, the American Southwest, India, Asia and Turkey offer decorating alternatives and inspiring ideas for decorating without boundaries.
Dick Kleinman Fine Art, 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 464-8989. An assortment of modern-day treasures is featured in this classy art gallery. Art includes the work of Emanuel Mattini who uses rich colors to bring music’s attention to the eye, Sam Bookatz, who used the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House to paint the portraits of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt and the famous Dr. Seuss.
McDhurries Limited Inc., 1647 Wright Ave., Rocky River, (440) 333-2320. If your floors are cold, turn to this retailer of oriental and area rugs from India, China, Pakistan and USA. The selection includes transitional, traditional and contemporary styles.
Mitchell Sotka Ltd., 19071 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-1735. Owner Mitchell Sotka weaves old and new things together, from 18th to 21st century furniture and accessories as well as modern works by local artists.
Norka Futon, 1812 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 371-8489. This furniture store is not just for college students. It features futon frames, mattresses and covers, platform beds and accessories. Ask about their exclusive warranty package.
Restoration Hardware, Legacy Village, 24633 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, (216) 691-3121. Classic design has the stage in this store full of furniture, lighting, bedding, bath accessories and hardware.
Solari, 19036 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-9600. This story has a colorful array of everything Italian: dishes, glassware, linens and gourmet items. The shop also offers a bridal registry.
Smith and Hawken, Eton, 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 292-3265. If it’s remotely related to gardening or celebrating outdoor beauty, this place will have it — from gardening boots to patio sets. The Blooming Gifts series are gifts that keep on growing.
Sur La Table, Eton, 28819 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, (216) 378-1800. Kids’ programming, specialty cooking classes (such as comfort foods, hors d’oeuvres, gingerbread houses, Sushi 101) and the occasional free knife-sharpening promotion help keep shoppers coming back for the fine cooking supplies.
Surroundings Home Décor, 850 W. St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, (216) 623-4070. Offers sleek contemporary furniture designs for every type of room, including lighting fixtures, kitchen counters, beds, couches and glass coffee tables. Accessories such as rugs and vases complete the aura.
Teacups in Time, 19146 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 356-5455; 46 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls, (440) 247-2550. The stores feature shabby-chic vintage as well as architectural furniture and accessories, including candles, old telephones and dishware.
Vignette’s, 140 N. Main St., Hudson, (330) 342-7017. Look no further for one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothes, candles, artwork, home furnishings, bath and body care and more from local artists.
Viking Culinary Arts Center, Legacy Village, 24703 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, (216) 381-2100. The store’s only location in Ohio hosts wine tastings and cooking classes. Kitchen gear from pie tins and food processors to gourmet foods and convection ovens make shopping for necessities fun. Looking for Viking Major Appliances? Stop in and see what this exclusive dealer has to offer.
Villa Collections, 19132 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-4640. This interior-design shop offers furniture, gifts and accessories with a warm, earthy appeal.