A Designer's Guide to Asheville: Furniture, Soft Goods, & Home Accessories

Home decor and furniture shopping is one of my favorite hobbies, and it has been since I was a little girl. There's just something about being in a store surrounded by gorgeous new things that tugs at the senses (and the wallet). I'm happy to share some of my favorite places to hunt for that perfect piece here in Asheville! 

Four Corners Home: Located in downtown Asheville within Grove Arcade. A well-curated, local venue with upholstery, casegoods with that 'mountain modern' flair, accessories, lamps and throw pillows. The style ranges from modern to transitional.

Mobilia: Located in downtown Asheville on Haywood Street. Sister store to Four Corners, Mobilia is a little more contemporary and also has a wonderful selection of furniture, accessories, and even rugs. Mobilia and Four Corners are usually my first stops on the local furniture shopping circuit. 

Dwellings: Located in Biltmore Village. This warehouse retailer offers a wide variety of upholstery pieces, casegoods, lamps, locally made throw pillows, and accessories that are well priced and well styled. The style is generally transitional, modern, and industrial. Great place for a weekend stroll. 

Togar Rugs: Located in Arden off Long Shoals Road. Delightful warehouse full of gorgeous, quality rugs ranging from Turkish to Moroccan to Oriental. Togar has fabulous kilim ottomans, throw pillows, and other goods that add that special pop to an interior. The staff is super helpful, knowledgable, and always eager to assist. 

Porter & Prince: Located in Biltmore Village. This luxury boutique carries some of my favorite linen lines and also has wonderful bath accessories and gifts. The store offers classic and glamours style, and quality is key here. 

Divine Living: Located in South Asheville near Earth Fare. Divine Living has a decent range of affordable upholstery, casegoods, and accessories that vary from transitional to modern. They also have some unique pieces with a mountain modern feel. 

Antique Tobacco Barn: Located near Biltmore Village. Wander through aisle after aisle of well priced antiques and local pieces that can add a collected feel to any home. Great for tables, chairs, and accent pieces. 

Yesterday's Tree: Located in South Asheville near Ingles and Biltmore Forest. Yesterday's Tree carries two great upholstery lines, Lee and C.R. Laine, and they have many pieces on the floor, so you can 'sit before you commit.' They also carry Currey & Co. lighting, some luxury linen lines, and gifts.

West Elm Outlet: Located in the Asheville Outlets. Great place to find a deal on furniture for secondary spaces like the Guest Bedroom or Den. They also have a large selection of rugs and soft goods. Be ready to commit here, the return policy is harsh (aka non-existent).  

TJ Maxx/HomeGoods: Located off Tunnel Road near the Asheville Mall. Don't judge, everyone loves a great deal! The Asheville HomeGoods is huge and the prices on bedding essentials, accessories, lamps, and accent furniture are unbeatable.