Our Go-To Indie Home Stores for Unique Furniture Finds

No cheap knock-offs here. We're taking a peek into the world of indie furniture and how high-quality, handcrafted goods bring striking style into your home.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
February 18, 2020

Step away from the big-box stores. (Just for a minute. We would never deny you long walks through the Target aisles.) Indie brands give you the chance to update your home's design with a not-so-predictable furniture choice.

Not only does shopping from an independent brand give you the chance to support small businesses, but most of these companies demonstrate a higher purpose by giving back to local communities, showcasing under-the-radar artisans or following sustainable practices. Keep scrolling to discover some of our favorite brands that are sure to give your home a one-of-a-kind look.


Located in High Point, N.C., Design 59 inc is a small manufacturing facility that handcrafts table and sofa legs, millwork and a selection of high-quality ottomans, benches and chairs. This tufted ottoman is made from vegan leather and features maple legs and brass nailhead detailing. Amazon's Handmade section gives local vendors the opportunity to share their products with a larger market.

Buy It

The Citizenry travels the world to partner with master artisans and works to establish sustainable relationships with them in order to bring high-quality modern design to their customers. Each item is handcrafted in a limited edition, so if you love it, snap it up. Handmade in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this butterfly chair is a chic addition to any space and constructed from 100 percent vegetable-tanned saddle leather.

Buy It

Quickly becoming a favorite among designers, Cold Picnic mixes modern abstract style and cozy textiles. Their quirky, colorful rugs, as well as their quilts and bathmats, are designed in Brooklyn and handmade in India. Their knit blankets are created by a family-owned company in New Jersey.

Buy It
$199 and up

This family-owned company uses repurposed wood and 100 percent eco-friendly stains and lacquers to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Sourcing their wood from construction and destruction sites from hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, their goal is to give wood destined for the landfill a new life.

Buy It

Not only is MasayaTradingCompany a furniture maker, but they also work to reforest clear-cut land in Nicaragua. For every piece of furniture they sell, they pledge to plant 100 trees, and all their furniture is produced from renewable and sustainably harvested tropical hardwoods. In addition to making a purchase that gives back to the earth, you also add a decidedly chic midcentury modern chair to your home.

Buy It

Parachute is best known for its world-class linens, produced by expert artisans in Portugal. Their collaborations have expanded to other premium manufacturers, including a fourth-generation American mattress maker and home goods designer Chris Earl, who created this sleek side table. Made of 100 percent solid American Alderwood, the table is handcrafted in Los Angeles. The top shelf is removable so that it doubles as a tray.

Buy It

Schoolhouse is another brand that started in a specific niche — stunning light fixtures — and has expanded its offerings over the years, all with a dedication to preserving American manufacturing and purposeful design. This heirloom-inspired bed is forged by an experienced family business in the heart of Los Angeles. It's available in four shades: black, white, yellow and this eye-catching persimmon.

Buy It

Working to create a no-waste manufacturing environment, The Inside makes each piece to order so that the furniture goes directly to homes and not to landfills. Every item is made from scratch in the USA, and you get to be a part of the design process by choosing from over 100 fabrics to create the exact piece you want.

Buy It

The Danish brand Hay works with up-and-coming, as well as established, designers to create furniture forged for modern living. This castor-based armchair, designed by Hee Welling, ups your office chair game or makes a stunning addition to your contemporary living space.

Buy It

Coming Soon's furniture collection is perfectly curated to suit shoppers looking for offbeat and vintage finds. Former art gallerists Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet founded the company and work directly with artists to create a creative collaboration that brings unique home goods to their customers.

Buy It

Everything From This Apartment-Size Furniture Brand Is Under $2,000

The Manual offers luxurious furniture without the designer price tag.

Next Up

How to Buy a Sofa in 7 Steps

Sooner or later we all have to buy a sofa. Let our how-to guide calm your fears. There, there child.

West Elm Launches a Limited Edition Line of Furniture for the Best Cause

Snag a new piece of furniture and donate to charity? It's a win-win.

The Best Desks for Every Style and Budget

Find the right tabletop for every need, from homework stations to ergonomic computer desks.

The Best Furniture Rental Companies for Short-Term Apartments and Staging

Want to turn your living room into something more like a luxury hotel lobby? These companies can help you do that on a budget.

The Home Essentials You Should Always Buy New (Plus, the Ones to Get Secondhand!)

We're all about shopping vintage and scoring secondhand treasures, but some home items are simply worth buying new.

Anthropologie's Paule Marrot Collab Has Us Dreaming of Spring (and Paris)

These colorful designs are for maximalists and minimalists.

Society6 Launches All-New Furniture Collection

Take a peek inside the new furniture collection featuring affordable coffee tables, side tables, credenzas and more. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

The Best Dining Room Chairs for Every Style

No matter the design style of your favorite eatery — your dining room — we've found the chairs to surround the table.

The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs for Every Budget

Outfit your home office or dorm with one of these supportive office chairs.

Our Top Picks to Shop From Pier 1's Mega Sale This Weekend

Fill up your cart because Pier 1 is having a huge sale right now with markdowns on pretty much everything from furniture and rugs to decor and more.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages