5 Interior Designers Spill Their Favorite Etsy Decor Shops

It only took one (sneak) peek at this Brooklyn Heights office space for us to see that the folks at Homepolish — the interior geniuses responsible for the streamlined makeover — know what they're doing. Whether it's a total renovation or culling the perfect finishing touches, designer work by the hour to create a balanced space that just works.
If dropping cash on another boring bauble gives you pause, it’s time to rethink your gifting strategy. Far from just being a selling ground for hand-crocheted pot holders, Etsy has swiftly become the consummate resource — and a total goldmine — for unique, vintage, and artisan-made gifts sure to please even the pickiest design buffs on your list.
Don't worry, we've already done all the heavy lifting for you, having combed through hundreds of shops to bring you our designer’s picks for expertly handcrafted ceramics, letterpress prints, textiles, and more. Click through for our faves!
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Designer Leah Ring
"EarthSeaWarrior offers a great collection of modified vintage lamps and cool home accessories that incorporate interesting materials like crystal, bone, and air plants. I particularly love the vintage desk lamps with neon cords, as the juxtaposition of old and new is spot on."
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Gallivanting Girls

Designer Leah Ring
"Gallivanting Girls has a superbly curated collection of vintage furniture, decor and accessories. The collection has a mid-century slant but mixes a lot of styles throughout, and each piece has the potential to add a lot of personality to a room."
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Designer Leah Ring
"I recently discovered HRUSKAA and instantly fell in love with her super chic, Scandinavian-inspired hanging planters. The geometric shapes are absolutely gorgeous and are a stylish way to incorporate plants into a space."
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Urban Cartel

Designer Margaret Wenzel
"Urban Cartel's porcelain tableware comes in a variety of beautiful muted colors. The Replica Vintage Milk Bottle makes a great vase or carafe!"
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BTW Ceramics

Designer Margaret Wenzel
"Brooklyn-based btw ceramics specializes in striped tableware that is both sculptural and functional. My favorite item, the Porcelain Cup, doubles as a pencil holder."
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Chanee Vijay Textiles

Designer Margaret Wenzel
"Chanee Vijay's eco-friendly pillows make a great gift for anyone who likes bold patterns or geometric design."
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Designer Margaret Wenzel
"If you want to add a lot of style to a room without spending a lot, Banquet's prints are bright, bold and happy."
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Brooklyn Auction Barn

Designer Evan Schwartz
"Well, I have an Etsy shop called Brooklyn Auction Barn, so that's my favorite! It's curated selection of rare vintage and estate finds."
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Designer Evan Schwartz
"Pillowstore has an awesome tribal selection of pillows and rugs that are very reasonably priced."
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Earthen Element

Designer Evan Schwartz
"They stock really beautiful ceramics that make great statement pieces."
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Designer Allison Lind
"San Francisco-based brand Raedunn is fantastic for cute, ceramic kitchen accents and dinnerware. These handmade items feel so warm and cozy — a real gift from the heart. Plus, their style works well in both modern and traditional interiors."
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Print And Be Merry

Designer Allison Lind
"Sometimes a few words says it all. Whether you want to inspire a young family member or friend, or tell someone how you really feel, there's definitely something for everyone at this shop."
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Designer Allison Lind
"Funky bookends, cool clocks, and interesting accessories — they're not items that most people will buy for themselves, which makes them the perfect gift! There are also adorable items for all ages, like these Fox bookends."
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Eliot's Rare Books

Designer Erin Kane
"As a designer, the holidays always feel like the perfect time to give my loved ones something I know they need for their home — or something I secretly wish they would replace, like an item that’s outlasted its welcome, as far as my design eye sees it. For the book worm or history buff on your list, I highly recommend Eliot’s Rare Books. They stock stunning antiquarian books which make great home decor accessories and are an instant conversation piece. I personally love an old book with an inscription in it, to which I add my own and who will be reading it in its next chapter."
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Winkelvan Cinkel

Designer Erin Kane
"It doesn’t matter if you’re living in sunny SoCal or the icy Northeast, everyone loves to snuggle up under a blanket in the winter. I love these handmade Chevron afghan throws — guaranteed not to be re-gifted at the White Elephant gift exchange next year!"
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Eleventh + Grand

Designer Erin Kane
"A great resource for hand-poured natural soy candles in scents like Meyer Lemon, Orange & Chili, and Hazelnut Coffee, sure to make anyone on the list happy. They’re made in Downtown Los Angeles and they even have a special edition candle in a recycled wine bottle for those friends of ours with a Pinot problem."
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Mighty Finds

Designer Erin Kane
"Mighty Finds has a fun selection of vintage folk art and paintings. You might even find the perfect piece for the friend who posts daily Instagrams of their pooch… oh wait, is that for me?"

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