2020 Old Brick Road
Second Place: LaDifférence
Third Place: Williams & Sherrill Interiors
Can't afford a new sofa? Go to HomeGoods, where you can buy new throw pillows, candle holders, porcelain elephants and some of those weird woven wicker balls we never know what to do with. You'll walk out with a trunkful of stuff and still have enough cash to hit up the salad bar at Whole Foods Market. This discount decorating store, which arrived in Short Pump in October 2009, offers shelves upon shelves of alluring, exquisitely breakable doodads. A combination T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods opened in Chesterfield Towne Center a year ago. LaDifférence is the place to find striking home accessories guaranteed to make guests ask, "Where'd you get that?" And for more a traditional look, Williams & Sherrill offers thousands of bolts of fabric, customizable furnishings and "obscenely luxurious" bedding.