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.
Unruh: Kansas City, Online
Rustic, solid wood furniture is made to order in house with a large selection of finishes. Choose from existing designs or contact them for a quote on a truly custom piece.
Berkeley Mills: Berkeley, Online
The furniture at Berkeley Mills starts with carefully chosen wood and is finished with painstakingly crafted details down to the hand pegged joints.
Custom Made: Online
Custom Made is a sort of one-stop shop marketplace that connects consumers with local makers. You can browse samples of designs and choose a vendor or upload your own idea and they will get in touch with you.
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