A Few of Our Favorite Sources for Finish Selections

We often get questions from clients and web/Houzz visitors about the vendors we recommend and use for our finish selections, especially items like lighting, flooring, and plumbing fixtures.  We typically use a combination of local vendors (local when we can!), national, and online discount retailers that allow our clients to get a bigger bang for their buck.

Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Lights Fantastic – great local lighting retailers offers a good selection of eclectic lighting, from traditional to modern.  We like to be able to mix and match styles and Lights Fantastic is great for this!  If you find something online and you don’t see it in the store, they can probably find it for you.
  2. Restoration Hardware – yes, it can be a little pricey, but their fall lighting sale is a great time to stock up on elegant and refined lighting fixtures.  They are our go-to source for bathroom lighting fixtures, bar none.  Plumbing fixtures like vanities are also favorites
  3. Vintage Tub and Bath – an online retailer that offers clawfoot & freestanding tub packages at prices that are absolutely unbeatable!  We order every freestanding tub we need from them.
  4. Overstock.com – You have to dig, but you can usually find a version of the light or piece of furniture that you are looking for at a fraction of the cost!
  5. Barn Light Electric – This is a great source of rustic and industrial pendant lighting at great prices, which is usually a great choice in a traditional kitchen.
  6. This Old Wood – local retailer of reclaimed wood flooring.  Unbeatable selection and friendly service to match.
  7. Schoolhouse Electric – another favorite for pendant lighting, especially if you are furnishing a craftsman cottage!
  8. Faucet Depot – we know its sometimes scary to order plumbing fixtures online, but seriously, these prices are unbeatable and we’ve never ordered a farmhouse sink that didn’t come in great condition.
  9. Collectic Home – Joni at local furniture store has been great to Avenue B – most of the furniture that we use to stage our development projects comes from this Rollingwood store, which offers a great mix of styles.
  10. Nadeau – another brick and mortar retailer here in Austin that offers unique furniture pieces that can provide a rustic contrast in a modern space.  Good prices and they offer delivery services!

Happy shopping!