Home is where the heart is, and it’s where we spend most of our time, so make it gorgeous! Whether you’re looking to outfit your own home decor or gift a friend with something special, we always find a treasure at these Charlottesville home decor stores. Photo by Charlottesville Insider @JenFariello
Pour La Maison has that certain…je ne sais quoi. It could be the French and Italian influences that owner Winifred Wegmann draws on (in her design as well as her product lines), but it may also be that Wegmann’s decade at Créme de la Créme helped hone her eye. Stop by the Ivy Road shop for colorful table linens and timeless servingware.
With only two stores— in Charlottesville and, wait for it, Paris!— this paper store is stuffed to the gills with beautiful goods that draw on the artwork of established artists and museums. Think floral patterns from the Victoria & Albert Museum on a cocktail napkin or a Stewart plaid tartan on paper plates. The shop’s in-house merchandising team designs full tablescapes (and takes the guesswork out of your dinner setup).
Founded by two friends from very different places (Beth Ann from Alabama, Victoria from New York), Folly melds colors, patterns, and vibes to stylish results. Head to this Barracks Road spot for a brightly patterned pillow, a envy-inducing interior design tome, and get the owners’ opinions (they offer full service design consultations, too). Just look for the bright orange door.
If you’re like us, there’s a spot in the middle of your sofa that’s starting to…show its age. If you’re also like us, you’ll head to Artful Lodger to find an upgrade. Let your eyes feast on a Lee Industries sectional, or a mid-century-inspired Copeland Furniture end table. Roll up a Loloi rug, while you’re at it (and don’t sleep on the smaller décor items, either).
Named for their late dog, George, this shop just shy of city limits stocks the finer things. Designer Jan Roden and her daughter, Christy Ford, curate an eclectic collection of rugs, furniture, and antique curiosities, with an eye toward the upscale, and a recent downsize to their showroom means an even more astute point of view (a.k.a. only the best of the best finds).
The newest addition to Charlottesville’s home décor offerings, Be Just in Belmont is the stuff Instagram influencers’ dreams are made of. Think stoneware bowls, handwoven baskets, and modern matte-finish taper holders, all artfully merchandised. Oh, and did we mention there’s a plant room? Just literally a room full of plants (the owners are floral industry pros), so you can start collecting. And collecting. And collecting…