Top 10 Reasons to Come to DesignSourceCT

Hartford’s own interior design showplace 

Come see and feel the difference!

  1. Fabrics

    – Often referred to as the softer side of decorating, fabrics add color, texture and pattern to any surface in a room. From upholstery fabrics to drapery sheers and patterns, we have something for every budget.  Everything from Kravet’s extensive designer collections to the high fashion lines of Osborne & Little and updated archival prints of Schumacher are on display.  Come in and feel the “hand” of our exquisitely beautiful textiles.

Photo Credit: Colefax & Fowler

  1. Furniture

    – Have a seat! Do you like the plush feel of a softer seat or the versatility of a swivel?  Sleek sofa profile or sumptuous pillows all around?  Whatever your style, you will find inspiration in our designer-curated collection.  Our team is here to share the finer points of construction and cushion options. We have everything from classic Hickory Chair case goods to “Make your Own” custom collections of Vanguard.  Let us help you discover the perfect solution for your design challenge.

PhotoCredit: Karen Renee Interior Design

  1. Lighting

    – While lighting plays a functional role, it can also create a mood. Design experts say every room should have 5 to 10 light sources to create an inviting atmosphere.  We have lighting from Visual Comfort and Currey – something for every situation.   Whether you desire a chandelier, a wall sconce or a floor lamp, come explore all the illuminating designs.

Photo Credit: Visual Comfort

  1. Shades

    Whether you need more privacy in a room or simply want to make your space more energy efficient in every season, let our shade specialist, can help you select the best shade for your unique window challenge. Our Hunter Douglas display allows you to see how each style works and what it looks like up and down.  We can arrange an installer to measure your windows and then return to install your custom shades.

Photo Credit: Hunter Douglas

  1. Custom rugs and broadloom

    – Many designers believe in starting at the floor level and working their way up. You’ll be dazzled by all the different ways to cover your floors, from the stunning patterns of Stark and Stanton carpets to rich area rug designs of Jaipur and Davis & Davis.  Let us help you transform your room from the bottom up!

Photo Credit: Stanton Carpet

  1. Wallpaper

    – Looking for a grass cloth in just the right shade of teal or a stylized Mid-Century design? You will find a kaleidoscope of options in our wallpaper library.  From Colefax & Fowler’s stately classics to Sanderson’s vintage inspired designs to Designers Guild’s brightly colored flights of fashion, let us help you find the perfect wall treatment.


Photo Credit: F. Schumacher

  1. Gifts, Art and Accessories

    – Do you have a blank wall over your fireplace or an etagere that needs accessorizing? Come see our designer-curated collection of original prints and objet d’art.  We also have a unique selection of beautiful gifts available on a cash and carry basis.


  1. Drapery Hardware

    – Designers call drapery hardware the jewelry in window fashions. These decorative finials and rods add texture and beauty.  Whether you desire a fine wood finish, glistening metal or clear Lucite, you can see all these options and much more on display.  We’ll help you choose just the right design to fit your windows.


  1. Bedding

    – Whether it’s a finely quilted coverlet or an artfully banded sham or lusciously soft sheets, you will love seeing all the better bedding collections we have on display. From the crisp clean look of Legacy to sumptuous silky Home Treasures and the European styling of Yves Delormes, come see and touch the difference.  You’ll love the feel of our coordinating towels, too.  For those who want beauty and ease of care, we now carry washable bedding options and even fine linen wash in delightful, fresh scents.



Photo Credit: Yves Delorme

  1. Custom Design Support

    – Need help selecting that perfect fabric or choosing the best furniture arrangement? We help you solve any design challenge. If you are a home owner ready to start a design project, our Designer-On-Call can help you achieve the look you desire. Just call Ellin Smith, our Designer Concierge, and she will listen and guide you to the right resources to get your job done.

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