The best interior designers have a challenging job. They’re tasked with marrying a client’s subjective taste to a functional design that pleases the eye. Not only is each job labor-intensive, but tackling these projects on time and on budget isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the essential online resources that every interior designer must know!
14 Websites the Best Interior Designers Use: Online Stores
- Sotheby’s Auctions – For unique, high-end furniture and decor that is one-of-a-kind, Sotheby’s is a well-known luxury auction house with international reach. Although it’s expensive, clients will appreciate the rarity of each item.
- Chairish – Another great resource for interior designers looking for vintage pieces, Chairish has a huge collection of furniture, decor, and art for discerning buyers. Also a great resource for inspiration, trendsetters always stop at this beloved online storefront for their antique needs.
- My Object of Desire – A luxury home goods site with furniture and decor. Filled with high-end designer pieces, it’s pricey but each item is hand-selected and top-quality.
- Artemest – If your buyers crave authentic European furniture and decor, Artemest is the site for you! Hand-crafted pieces are sourced directly from Italy and shipped to the US. High-quality, designer items fill this site and should provide tons of inspiration, too!
- Etsy – One of the largest online art marketplaces, Etsy has something for everyone at nearly every price point. Designers on a budget will appreciate Etsy’s offerings, as will those looking for custom art or affordable antiques.
- Frame it Easy – That’s right! Frame it Easy is an awesome resource for interior designers! Not only do we offer affordable custom framing, but you can upload your artwork and design your frame/matboard combinations in our very own interactive frame designer. Plus, we offer dropshipping and a white-label service for designers.
- Clad Home – Custom furniture at a fairly affordable price is Clad Home’s claim to fame. With a big selection of modern furniture and decor, most of which are customizable, and all with free shipping, it’s easy to see why interior designers love this site.
14 Websites the Best Interior Designers Use: Online Inspiration
- Apartment Therapy – Perfect for small-space and budget-friendly inspiration, Apartment Therapy is packed with gobs of interesting content guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing!
- Design Milk – If you’re looking for modern design inspiration, Design Milk is the perfect site for you! Its clean, uncluttered design will speak to all your contemporary sensibilities.
- Houzz – A well-known and beloved hub for everything design. From pictures to products, there’s something for every designer on Houzz. Check out their Idea Books for inspiration overload.
- Desire to Inspire – Looking for casual, livable inspiration? Canada’s Desire to Inspire might be exactly what you need! Fun, casual, and affordable style ideas are what make this site a valuable resource.
- My Scandinavian Home – Scandinavian style is on trend this year, so head to My Scandinavian Home for even more inspiration. Sprinkled with curated architecture and decor, you’ll find plenty of creative ideas throughout this site.
- ASID – The American Society of Interior Designers offers oodles of resources for practicing designers. Check out their trends and outlook guides to help steer your inspiration towards forward-thinking design.
- Frame it Easy Learning Center – Yes, we do have an amazing resource for designers! Our Learning Center blog features lots of great content to give you inspiration. Start with our top design trends, then take a look at our favorite home decor blogs!
14 Websites the Best Interior Designers Use: Final thoughts
Although the best interior designers have a difficult job, there are plenty of resources to make things a little easier. We hope this list helps you source something special, or gives you the extra boost of inspiration you need. Keep in mind that Frame it Easy has many terrific resources to help your business, too! And don’t forget to share your framing creativity with us on social media!
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