It’s always fun to freshen up your interior décor. But it’s even more fun to find truly unique items that will make your home reflect your personality more than showing off the latest trends.
Here are a few local shops that can help you fill your home with items that make it truly special, just like you.
Everyone in New Mexico knows that Jackalope is the place to go to find some serious treasures for the home. You will not find items like this anywhere else. Their furniture selections are rustic, sophisticated, and eclectic and include overstuffed chairs, minimalist sofas, one-of-a-kind antique hutches, and distressed wooden tables. You’ll also find uniquely patterned pillows, beautiful metal and ceramic vases, vibrant area rugs, and bold, unusual dishware. You’ll even find items for your balcony or patio, thanks to their nursery and garden selections!
Old Town Emporium
While most locals know this as a bustling gift shop in the heart of Old Town, many forget that it actually carries a variety of beautiful art and knickknacks for the home. You’ll find Fimo collectibles, Mexican dishware, and paintings and prints, some of which have been featured in galleries, ready for their new home with enthusiastic art collectors. And all of it reflects that quirky, inimitable Albuquerque vibe.
If you’re into the farmhouse chic, cottage, French Provencal, or vintage look, Cielo is the place to go. Every day, they receive new inventory, so there are always treasures to be found. You’ll find big ticket furniture items like hutches, benches, and dressers, as well as smaller items from throw pillows to knickknacks. You’ll particularly love the French upholstered chairs, their collection of antique doors which make for great statement wall art, and their selection of antique collectibles and dishware.
Genuine Southwest Arts & Gifts
Another gem in Old Town, this shop isn’t just for tourists. Here, you’ll find seriously unique and beautiful art perfect for showcasing in your home. There are wood sculptures and paintings, Native American pottery, gourd art, tapestries and fiber arts, paintings, glass work, and more, all produced by local artists. Navajo woodworker and painter Justin Yazzie’s Yazzie Tree triptych is a showstopper.
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