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New home-furnishings stores flood the Richmond market this month, so let the decorating begin.

Short Pump Town Center

This two-level, open air mall (developers like to call it a “regional lifestyle center”) offers more than a million square feet of space for strolling, dining and shopping. Stores with home furnishings merchandise include four that are new to the area.


Hand-crafted furnishings include denim sofas, leather recliners, travertine coffee tables, aluminum bistro sets and a range of sophisticated accessories. The store, with locations in eight states, celebrates life, home and style with merchandise that’s worldly and fun.

Crate & Barrel


Accessories, lamps, candles, wall décor, faux flowers, throws, accent pieces and more fill this home décor shop with affordable price points and constantly changing goods. Seasonal items include holiday gifts for the home.

Plow & Hearth

Country-flavored home furnishings, garden sets, tools, accessories and gifts.

Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids

Catalog enthusiasts already know the merchandise: smart, tailored upholstered furniture, clean lines and cool colors in lighting and accessories. The kids’ store has bedding and furnishings with an uptown attitude.

Rattle & Roll

A Richmond specialty shop gets its second location. In addition to maternity wear and baby gifts and clothing, look for imaginative furnishings for the nursery and child’s room. Cheery colors, whimsical motifs and hand-painted charm give this merchandise pizzazz.


Small accent furniture and home decor in a setting that also offers ladies’ clothing, accessories and gifts.

Toucan Imports

It’s anything but Williamsburg, and everything casual. Hand-carved wood furniture and accessories with an exotic flair include chairs, chests, armoires, beds, tables and benches. Look for chimineas, table fountains and Southwest-inspired accent pieces.


Cookware and tabletop products are first rate, and there are gourmet foodstuffs and supplies for the budding chef or the seasoned professional. Look for imported dishes, colorful linens and specialized kitchen equipment.

Stony Point Fashion Park

Richmonders may finally decide to cross the James, and not just for Saks. Fountains and promenades and 80-some specialty stores could make this outdoor center a destination for the home-design enthusiast.


This store exalts the experience of travel “Because it is the study of foreign cultures that brings beauty and richness to our own,” the mission statement says. There are Parisian-inspired bed linens, exotic lamps, furniture, hardware, accents and rugs. And clothes to complete the experience.

April Cornell

You’ve seen their quilted, floral table linens, bedding and accessories. Now shoppers can see the entire line, including bedroom furniture, pottery and housewares in luscious colors and fine fabrics with hand silk-screened prints.

Restoration Hardware

Fittings and furnishings from cabinet pulls to chenille chairs make this a home store that appeals to men and women. Look for vintage styling in accessories and objects, and less-is-more design in upholstery and case goods.

Smith and Hawken

Gardeners know the catalog. Here’s the opportunity to see the gear up close – everything from tools and pots to garden furnishings, toiletries and green-themed gifts. Teak furnishings and all-weather wicker are specialties.


Check out the transformation that’s taken place in the product line and pricing. Stylish, sturdy and timeless transitional furnishings come in handsome fabrics and fashionable finishes. Rugs, lamps, wall décor, bedding, accessories.

Sur La Table

This Seattle-based specialty retailer nurtures a close relationship with Food TV, and brings in high-profile chefs and authors to pump up its culinary program. A global selection of goods, from kitchen tools and cookware to dishes, serving pieces and gifts.

Yves Delorme

Luxurious linens make this shop a favorite with designers and their clients. Tapestry throws and pillows, exclusive bedding and table linens are showcased with art, antiques and French atmosphere.



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