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The Well Appointed House is an online purveyor of
Luxuries for the Home...
since 2001!


There is no place like home

Emily Post wrote a chapter in her 1922 book Etiquette on how to have
"The Well Appointed House." Today, The Well Appointed House is a modern day
version of that vision. Luxuries for the Home™...for everyone and in every price range.

Shop when you want, how you want…and find
pieces that make you love your home!

Today, we empower busy people to save time on shopping by bringing highly curated goods that will spark joy at home. We are the shopping destination for highly discerning consumers looking to create their own well appointed house.


Garden + Family + Home

We know that your home is your castle. It’s a place of love and dreams.
We want to help you create a space that’s functional yet beautiful and nurtures the life you want to live. We believe that our home affects our moods and everyone deserves to feel good at home.


Get ready to love your home!

Our mission is to help you love your home.
We deliver happiness to your door step - one lamp, throw
pillow, or stunning four-poster bed at a time.


A pioneer of home decor e-commerce

The Well Appointed House was founded in 2001 by Melissa Hawks while she was working as a young advertising executive in New York City. She wanted to bring the unique home décor finds that were readily accessible to the urban market in Manhattan to a more widespread audience.

She was an innovator, launching one of the first home décor e-commerce websites. Her aesthetic combines a childhood spent at the sandy beaches of North Carolina, preppy suburbs of Boston and Greenwich and family time spent at the pink beaches of Bermuda and Palm Beach.

Today, Melissa and her team strives to curate a selection of products that combine classic furniture designs of the past with fresh and lively accents. Whether searching for a hand-painted demilune, a pair of sconces or even a silk flower arrangement to complete a room, you can it at The Well Appointed House!

melissa hawks,founder

2001 creator of one of the first
home decor e-commerce companies


In the community

Over the past twenty years, we have given back to countless organizations such as the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Wildlife Conservation Society, the Red Cross, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UNICEF, Central Park Conservancy, Breast Cancer Alliance, American Museum of Natural History, Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, Mount Sinai, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Robinhood Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Women for Women International, Greenwich EMS, Greenwich Historical Society, Family Centers and many others including schools and universities for scholarships and support.


Shop with us because our team goes the extra mile. Send us your room photos and we will suggest décor to complement your space. An item you ordered is on backorder? No problem. You can wait or our team will help you source other products. If you want personalized attention just ask for it and we are here to help!

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