In a world where Googling online coupon codes can often cancel out those pesky shipping charges, and pre-paid domestic return labels are a matter of course, it can sometimes feel crazy--even reckless!--to commit to an international purchase. But there are times when that far-flung reward is just so drool-worthy that we're happy to throw caution to the wind and shell out a few more dollars (or euros, as the case may be) to get it to our doors. The sources below--from France, Amsterdam, Sweden and England--are often responsible for those times.
The vibe of Surrey, England-based furnishings outpost is low-key-luxe country pile--perfect for a dose of modern manor. We're dreaming about hanging their industrial rectangular over our farmhouse dining table, landscaping a new garden around their teak , and putting in a fireplace just to place their in front of it.
Stockholm-based home furnishings store specializes in whimsical takes on clean Scandinavian lines--from mini metallic to maraca-inspired to a poppy geometric .
London, England's beloved department store is known for high-quality products at reasonable prices, and right now we're eyeing up several modernist selections: a retro oak , a cherry-red floor , and a reassuringly sturdy stoneware .
Paris-based is perfect for your idyllic French purchases--rustic faded red striped linen anyone?--and less culturally specific statement items, including tin-molding-inspired , and a stunning conical glass pendant by designer Phillipe Daney, too.
Amsterdam-based design boutique
traffics in unusual takes on everyday objects: we're loving the woven paper and metal , the remarkably intricate Alice in Wonderland
-worthy floral , and this handmade organic-shaped .