Bryan Batt has been collecting crystal since he was a teenager; at Hazelnut, he and his partner, Tom Cianfichi, sell amazing pieces, like a cut-crystal Italian decanter with 18-karat-gold Greek-key trim ($228).
Interior decorator Ann Koerner mixes avant-garde pieces, like a giant origami sculpture by local artist Mia Kaplan ($1,600), with vintage European finds, like a 31-piece Limoges tea set by George Rouard of Paris ($500).
Lighting designer Julie Neill and interior designer Shawn O'Brien own this shop, which offers antique and custom furniture. The upstairs showroom has over 50,000 fabric swatches. "We're like decorating therapists," Neill says.
This new shop combines eco-ethics and great style. Owners Cheryl Murphy and Nomita Joshi-Gupta stock EcoSmart fireplaces ($2,500) and Les Indiennes ayurvedic-dyed fabrics and offer green-lifestyle consulting.
At her three-month-old atelier-workshop, local artist Jamie Meeks sells her own pieces, like anthill-shaped white clay vessels that double as vases (from $150), as well as vintage finds like a huge wine-tasting table made from old barge wood ($2,800).
This 1860s house is full of objects in a quirky mix of periods and styles. In the front parlor: An opulent glass chandelier ($4,000), a bronze greyhound ($1,375) on a sheepskin rug by Bowron ($1,200) and cut-velvet-and-silk drapes by the in-house drapers.
Cream enamel cake stands from American Retold (from $24) and cute bluebird salt-and-pepper shakers ($14.50 per set) reflect the whimsical tastes of owner Kate Palmer. Brands like Sabre flatware and Arzberg porcelain are Quince exclusives.