When it comes to making a room work, sometimes the best (and ultimately money-saving!) solution is to invest in a custom piece. From rooms with small footprints to those awkward spaces that you'd really like to fill, working with a designer/maker allows you to get a perfect fit while bringing in just the right finish to really tie things together. Here's a starter guide to seven great places to start for custom pieces, online and in cities across the country...
Mark Jupiter: Brooklyn and Online
With a showroom and shop in Dumbo where the furniture is made, you can visit and commission your dream piece in person. Luckily for the rest of us, he serves clients globally.
Room: NY, Connecticut, Online
Choose your design, materials, dimensions, even the seam style and a 3D drawing will be provided for your approval before your piece is created.
Henrybuilt: NY, Seattle, Online
Known for their custom kitchens, wardrobes and built-ins tailored to the architecture of your home, they also make beautiful custom furniture.
Perch: Portland, Online
Specializing in sofas, Perch has a great range of modern styles that can be customized by dimension, fabric, comfort level and finishing touches like tufting and leg style.