One is a big box store with a new presence in Columbia. Another is a combination decor and interior design business in Catonsville. This year has brought a number of new shopping options to area homeowners.
Interior designer Laura Hodges opened her home accessories and design store, Domain, in June in Catonsville. The 400-square-foot space offers a mix of locally sourced, fair trade and sustainable decor and one-of-a-kind pieces. In addition, Hodges says she offers products from international female artisan collectives. Prices range from $8 for a bar of soap to $750 for original art. The store will feature a line of decorative throw pillows hand-made in Baltimore called Spilled Paint. Maryland-made wood furnishings by Rustik Atmosphere are exclusive to the store. And Mount Royal Soap Co.’s natural skincare products are sold at Domain, too.
710 Frederick Road, Catonsville; 443-315-5128; laurahodgesstudio.com/domain
Toni James, owner of the Fells Point-based boutiques Katwalk and Angel Park, has upped her home furnishing and decor offerings by opening an 1,800-square-foot space above the two boutiques. The new venture with her husband, Justin James, will sell modern home decor, mixed with imported rugs from Paris and Indonesia and work by local artists. The addition, which opened in June, will be an extension of Katwalk, James says. Prices range from $750 for a simple chair to $4,000 for a couch.
1709 Aliceanna St., Fells Point; 410-669-0600; facebook.com/KatwalkFashionShowroom
Even though Wishbone Reserve’s new 2,000-square-foot space on Falls Road is about 1,000 square feet smaller than its old spot in Mount Washington, the owners of the company say that the new space will feel bigger. With 18-foot-high ceilings, the store will be able to mount more of its taxidermy and chairs, according to Ryan Haase, who joined owners Julie Lilienfeld (a jewelry appraiser and fourth-generation rug dealer) and Athena Hoffberger (a professional organizer and interior designer) in October. They opened the new space in March. Haase, who has been friends with Lilienfeld since to two attended Towson University in the early 2000s, is also the head of Stillpointe Theatre in Baltimore. You’ll have the ability to buy or rent pieces from Haase’s past productions as well as vintage finds he and his partners have culled from across the region.
3811 Falls Road, Hampden; 443-961-3376; wishbonereserve.com
The discounted home furnishing and decor store is a sister company to the popular HomeGoods. HomeSense is considerably brighter inside, but there are few other differences. You’ll find the same good deals on trendy items, and the open floor plan — each department is well-labeled and expertly merchandised — will allow for a smooth shopping experience. Be on the lookout for little signs that identify where the items come from — new imports from India and Italy, for example. The store opened in June between Dick’s Sporting Goods and T.J. Maxx.
6225 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia; 410-290-0464; us.homesense.com