What is interior design without furniture? It’s an obvious point to make, but sourcing the beautiful core essentials (before you get onto the decoration and accessories of interior design), is always the smartest way to play it.

So consider this your whistle-stop tour to help you find your future gems to curate your home. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best furniture designers in the country as well as which online antique stories are best to scavenge for the best finds.

But it doesn’t stop there: we get into the nitty-gritty: how to shop for a sofa sustainably; outdoor furniture; finding your perfect accent chair for your living room, and finding the most luxurious beds in the world for you to fawn over (you’re welcome).