Sure, we're as susceptible to the charms of French-girl style
as anyone. And we certainly would never pass up a chance to have our homes decorated like the looks in Architectural Digest Spain
(especially if we could have a Spanish dinner party
to match). But sometimes, to achieve the right mix of styles
to really make your home feel truly special, you have to look a little, well, closer to home. These six companies are showing off their distinctive styles to great effect, pushing the limits of what it means to be "made in the USA." And frankly, we couldn't be more in love with the results.
: Get acquainted with these handwoven New Zealand wool rugs that are made in Fall River, Massachusetts. This company uses time-honored techniques to bring the heritage of weaving back to the forefront (even their machine-woven rugs are finished by hand), giving them a little something special.
: This Brooklyn studio brings their designs into the physical world for the first time with a collection of home accessories and furniture pieces that show off the incredible natural variation of stone and brass.
: This eco-conscious company is all about pushing the design envelope. Eye-catching prints, dreamy mid-century silhouettes, and stylish wallpaper all come together to create this brand's no-holds-barred style.
: Brooklyn-based VOLK skillfully merges traditional furniture construction techniques with updated forms, making each product an instant classic built to last a lifetime.
: British by birth but proudly made in the USA, Ochre's lighting collections dance the line between playful and gallery-worthy. If you're looking for a truly standout fixture to bring life (and light!) to a new space, you can't do any better than their artisan-made products.
The Urban Electric Co.
: Based in Charleston, South Carolina, The Urban Electric Co. has been a major success story in the return to US-based manufacturing. And the designs really speak for themselves. From classic lantern-style fixtures to innovative modern ones, each light is bench-made by hand to an exacting standard.
What American-made brands are currently on your wishlist? Share your picks with us