I was recently in the market for a mariner’s chair, a midcentury modern classic usually made of aluminum. La Différence had one prominently displayed on the main floor downtown. The staff is informed, attentive — but leaves you plenty of room to think … and dream. Not only is the company a 21st-century pioneer in upscale downtown retail, it has expanded to West Broad Village.
Second Place: Leo Burke Furniture
Third Place: Virginia Wayside Furniture