Go Local With These Charlotte Furniture/Design Stores l Hopedale Builders

Go Local With These Charlotte Furniture/Design Stores

You finally remodeled your home. It feels fresh and stylish. It reflects your personal tastes and you now have the space your family needs. But there’s one problem: it’s empty! 

Fill your newly remodeled spaces with unique finds, custom made drapes and furniture, and restored vintage treasures from some of Charlotte’s most sought after interior design stores. Homeowners from all over flock to North Carolina for a reason; and that’s because there are excellent interior design stores around every corner. Here are our top six recommendations for stores that offer design services, unique furniture, original art, and high-end custom pieces in the Charlotte area.


Slate Interiors

2025 Thrift Road Suite 100 Charlotte, NC

Are you looking for that special armchair or buffet that’s unlike anything you’ve seen? Slate Interiors is a multi-merchant furniture and art collective, hosting over 60 merchants that bring in new treasures daily. Homeowners and designers alike source some of the most interesting, classic, and luxurious furniture, lighting, dĂ©cor, and art for that extra special piece every room needs. 

Slate Interiors showcases unique, one-of-a-kind art from local artists in every medium from ceramics to fine oil paintings. Home furnishing merchants offer spectacular area rugs, lamps and lighting fixtures, tables of all sizes and styles, upholstered furniture, armoires, and other solid wood furniture. You’ll find everything from custom to vintage furniture in any style–from glam to mid century, traditional to contemporary, bold to subdued, and from lacquered to natural wood. 


Dressing Rooms Interiors

2120 N. Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC

Dressing Rooms Interiors has been featured in Elle DĂ©cor, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful, just to name a few. Veranda Magazine even named Dressing Room Interiors as one of The 50 Most Beautiful Shops in the World! The international design aesthetics found in the 1960s ranch-home-turned-interiors-playground houses unique and eclectic finds from all over the world in bold colors and patterns, unique shapes, and designer fabrics you won’t find anywhere else in Charlotte. Designer and owner, Ariene Bethea, sources her collections from every corner of the world, including Italy, India, Morocco, France, and more. 

Many pieces are found at estate sales, auctions, and markets. Dressing Rooms Interiors depends on local craftspeople for reupholstering vintage finds, rewiring lamps, and refinishing or repainting furniture to give older pieces new life. Make an appointment for their design consultation services including in-home assessments. 


Cotswold Marketplace

200 N. Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC

Cotswold Marketplace is another multi-merchant venue with more than 70 merchants and custom designers in a 10,000 square foot space. You’ll want to take your time discovering special finds on your own or be guided by an in-house design expert. If you still can’t find just the right finish or furnishing, Cotswold Marketplace also houses a full swath of custom designers that will work with you to create exactly what you need. 

Have custom drapery designed and created with Casa Flora. Work with Lisa Matthews to design your ideal upholstered headboard, bed linens, shams, and blankets. Lighting expert, Barbara Paulk, will assist you in creating the perfect lighting for your space. Flip through wallpaper books with a consultant to custom order first run designer wallpaper with The Paper House Collection. 

To make the most of your time at Cotswold Marketplace, call the store to make an appointment with these or many other vendors.



19725 Oak Street, Suite 5 Cornelius, NC

When you’re searching for that perfect classic leather chesterfield armchair, sleek lush velvet sectional, or low slung mid century couch for your home, visit the showroom of COCOCO Home. They will create a custom couch or chair to your specific measurements to fit in your space just right. 

COCOCO, shortened from The Comfortable Couch Company, builds what they call “new heirloom furniture” right in North Carolina using exquisite leathers, fine fabrics, and American Oak frames–all by hand. With higher standards for every part that goes into their custom made furniture, your piece really will last a lifetime–or more. 



4317-A Park Road Charlotte NC

Traditions Interiors & Accessories is not only an interior design and furniture store, but also offers interior design services. Their staff of designers will collaborate with you to create an entirely custom designed space, from the area rug to the lighting, from the sofa to your picture frames. They even offer floral design. 

The designers at Traditions will guide you through available fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, accessories, and anything else to round out your design. With an in-home consultation, they can assist you in finding pieces that fit your style and the layout. Design services are included in the furniture price, so you won’t have to worry about expensive hourly fees. 


Lighting & Bulbs Unlimited

4335 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC

The Certified Lighting Associates & Consultants at Lighting & Bulbs Unlimited (LBU) take the time to understand your budget and style to tap into their knowledge and curate a selection of products for your home. Chandeliers, outdoor gas lanterns, wall sconces, pendants, and so many more choices are available; and, if it’s not, LBU will custom create a lighting fixture that’s perfect for your space. You can visit their showroom on a whim or schedule an appointment. LBU will deliver and install your lighting. 

LBU also offers LED lighting conversions, custom design, and restorations. If you’re interested in taking your old home’s lighting with you, LBU will uninstall your lighting, rewire and restore it if necessary, transport it, and reinstall your lighting in your new home. Find an interesting vase or other dĂ©cor item at one of the other shops on this list? LBU can convert it into a one-of-a-kind lamp. 


Still Need That Remodel to Fill with Great Charlotte Treasures?

If you’re dreaming of a picturesque sitting room, a colorful breakfast nook, a lavish guest suite, a billiards room in the basement, or a master suite oasis, you need a remodeler that can take your vision and make it reality. Hopedale Builders is that remodeler. We’ve served the Charlotte area for decades, delivering spaces worthy of luxurious, stylish, bold, and unique furnishings you’ll only find in North Carolina. Contact us to schedule a consultation and let’s imagine your newly remodeled space together. 


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