Our Story

One Kings Lane was founded in 2009 by two entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to make high-end home décor more accessible. Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus met years earlier while working together in the home furnishings industry. During their careers, they frequently came across incredible products but found them out of reach for most people.

That sparked an idea – what if they could create a shopping experience where people could discover one-of-a-kind, designer and vintage items at irresistible prices? A place that made finding deals on gorgeous home goods exciting and fun?

And so, One Kings Lane was born in Susan’s living room. The name was inspired by the sophisticated yet welcoming feel they wanted to create. In the early days, it was just Susan and Alison buying products they loved at flea markets, estate sales and auctions. They would photograph everything themselves, write the descriptions in their own voices, and upload new “sales” every day.

Word spread quickly among friends and family who loved scoring amazing deals on unique finds for their homes. As the audience grew, One Kings Lane began working with bigger brands and independent designers. More categories were added beyond home décor, including furniture, rugs, bedding, lighting, tabletop and more.

But the secret sauce has always been the hunt for special pieces at exceptional values. The thrill of discovery. The emphasis on telling compelling stories about designs and the people behind them. The focus on delivering an elevated yet enjoyable shopping experience.

Our Purpose

One Kings Lane exists to inspire and enable design-loving shoppers to live in homes they feel great about.

We are driven by the belief that your home should spark joy, reflect who you are, and be a backdrop for life’s meaningful moments. A space that lifts your mood whenever you walk through the door. Somewhere both sincerely yours yet welcoming to the people you care about.

That’s why we work hard to curate a shoppable online magazine filled with tips, tours of inspiring spaces, conversations with top designers, and exclusive brand collaborations. It’s about more than selling products. It’s about cultivating a community bonded by shared aesthetic tastes and the desire to have environments that feed the soul.

And while achieving this does not require breaking the bank, we also understand the very real need to find value. Everyone deserves access to beautiful design, no matter their budget or decorating experience.

That’s where our commitment to sourcing special pieces – across a range of prices – comes in. Items with the quality and style you want at prices that make sense for real life. It’s the thrill of tracking down great deals, but with the convenience of online shopping.

Our Standards

Everything we sell at One Kings Lane must pass a rigorous vetting process before it can become part of the assortment. Our merchants have decades of combined experience that informs what makes the cut – things like material quality, craftsmanship, durability, as well as overall beauty and uniqueness. Just because something is discounted does not mean corners are cut.

We also care deeply about the origins of items sold on our site. Whenever possible, we want to share background on the materials used, artisan techniques, place of production, and the larger brand philosophy on responsible sourcing and manufacturing. Transparency empowers conscious consumerism.

And while validating such details can be challenging with vintage and secondhand goods, we are committed to expanding this practice. Our team is continuously improving methods for gathering any available insights into the full lifecycle of products.

Beyond what fills your home, we strive to have company practices aligned with doing good. We partner with organizations that support important initiatives – from disaster relief efforts to promoting inclusion and opportunity in the design industry and beyond. The hope is that One Kings Lane can drive positive change at scale by leveraging our audience, influence and operations.

Our People

One Kings Lane thrives thanks to the creative, caring, collaborative people who bring the brand to life each day. The team encompasses a dynamic mix of backgrounds, identities, experiences and expertise aligned by shared values:

Innovation: We constantly reinvent what it means to discover, shop and connect people with design online. Taking smart risks and learning from results fuels evolution.

Inclusion: We embrace the diverse perspectives and contributions of team members and partners. Building an equitable, welcoming culture is central to our success.

Integrity: We uphold ethical principles even when inconvenient. Good intentions must manifest through actions – starting internally and rippling outward.

Enjoyment: Finding happiness in our shared work amplifies purpose and performance. We foster connections and camaraderie across the company through events, peer recognition, and casual spaces for mingling.

Our Categories

One Kings Lane offers an expertly curated shop across many style genres:

Furniture

Investing in quality furniture is worthwhile, but paying full retail prices is not. That’s why we hunt for deals on pieces that impress at first sight yet endure daily living. Expect a mix of brands and periods – some classics to anchor a room, others bringing a modern twist. All raising the bar for comfort and visual impact while keeping budgets in check.

Rugs

A beautiful rug pulls a space together, elevates your decor and feels wonderful underfoot. Our assortment ranges from vintage tribal finds to abstract designs from famed workshops. Hand-knotted options made with natural fibers and dyes cozy up next to durable, affordable machine-made picks. All sized right for living areas, dining rooms, bedrooms and more.

Lighting

The right fixture can make a room glow while showcasing your style. Our lighting shop mixes famous designers and up-and-coming talents. Peruse ornate chandeliers, sculptural pendants, stunning sconces and lamps infusing ambient glows. Beyond electricity, choices let you play with different materials from woods to metallics. All shining bright at our special prices.

Decor

The fun details that infuse personality into a home. Sculptures, vases, mirrors, frames, wall art and accents for layering atop tables, mantels, shelves and more. Handcrafted ceramics meet found objects meet globally sourced textiles. Whether drawn to minimal, maximalist or somewhere between, the One Kings Lane edit spotlights treasures sure to spark joy.

Bedding

Transform your sleep space into a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. We offer everything needed to dress the bed in sublime style. Percale sheets, cozy quilts, plush pillows and comfortable mattresses join forces with decorative shams and throws. Such staples meet embroidered detailing, playful prints and luxe materials sourced from around the world. The common thread is exceptional quality at irresistible savings off typical retail.

Bath

Elevate morning and evening routines with towels, shower curtains, bath mats and accessories lending softness and charm. Prepare to be tempted by colors and patterns as vibrant as the products are plush. Beyond looks, our assortment offers utility whether hosting guests or enjoying me-time. And the spa-like settings come without the luxury price tags.

Tabletop + Kitchen

Gathering friends and family around a well-set table makes occasions feel special. Our tabletop offerings let hosts express personal flair through dinnerware spanning classic porcelain paintings to handmade stoneware. Linens, serveware and glassware complete the curated look. Beyond special events, we offer durable dinner sets for daily use alongside gadgets and electrics to equip home cooks. Quality and savings blend beautifully.

Outdoors

Make the most of balconies, patios, porches and yards by furnishing them for full enjoyment. We supply everything needed to create an alfresco oasis. All-weather seating like wicker lounge chairs share the spotlight with rustic dining tables and ceramic planters. Accent with rugs, pillows and lanterns to play up the ambiance. By mixing durable construction with irresistible style, the entire outdoor space transforms into a room well lived in.

The One Kings Lane Difference

Several key differentiators make One Kings Lane a beloved destination and trusted resource among the design-savvy.

Savings: Our exceptional deals empower investing in quality for less. Special prices come from buying discontinued stock, manufacturing overages and customer returns from top brands. We also leverage our scale to negotiate rates directly with designers and suppliers. And by selling online vs. maintaining physical stores, overhead stays low. The value flows to shoppers rather than lining corporate coffers.

Selection: With thousands of items across varied categories, One Kings Lane spoiled for choice. Expect a thoughtfully edited mix spanning modern to vintage. The common thread is scoring coveted brands and unique discoveries typically sold elsewhere full price if at all. New sales launch daily so the possibilities stay exciting.

Service: Our customers experience the perks of personal shopping without the price tag. Discovery tools like style quizzes, ideabook inspiration and expert tips educate along the way. Friendly support teams offer guidance while order fulfillment and delivery aim to exceed expectations.

Storytelling: One Kings Lane sells more than stuff. We reveal what makes each item special through rich content. Photos capture not just function but the beauty in how materials and craftsmanship intertwine. Descriptions share origins and proper care. Trend reports decode what is on the rise. Spotlights introduce the talents behind celebrated designs along with brand philosophies. Such context connects people more meaningfully with spaces and the objects artfully arranging them.

Community: Design lovers find kinship in the One Kings Lane tribe. Shared affinity for artisanal quality and the thrill of sourcing great deals fosters togetherness. Members trade tips, showcase new scores, enter trend contests and connect via social media. The friendships flowing rival the joy of filling homes with fantastic finds.

That distinctive blend of value, variety, advice and engagement fuels discovery and delight unmatched in home shopping.

The Future

A pioneer since inception, One Kings Lane maintains a spirit of constant evolution. How can technology improve curation and convenience? What more can be done to expand access to design and celebrate the artists moving culture forward? Which business practices push the bar higher on operating ethically and enabling conscious consumerism?

By embracing innovation as core to our DNA, One Kings Lane enters the future with an inspired roadmap:

Improved Personalization Proprietary algorithms help surface items aligned with the aesthetics and lifestyles of shoppers. Recommendations sharpen based on browsing behavior and purchase history data. The site experience feels hand tailored to how someone desires to decorate.

Expanded Commitment to Sustainable Design From low-VOC finishes to recycled materials to energy-efficient production methods, we actively seek out brands embracing green practices end to end. Clear indicators let shoppers filter by items meeting certain thresholds on environmental friendliness. Over time, sustainable goods dominate the assortment.

Enhanced Mobile Shopping Optimizing the experience for smaller screens facilitates discovering and buying from anywhere. New visual search and augmented reality features enable previewing products in your actual rooms. Streamlined checkout and saved payment options reduce friction converting inspiration into scores.

Deeper Partnerships with Artisans Direct relationships with craftspeople globally provide income streams sustaining local traditions and building invested supply chains. By shining light on origin stories, we hope to expand economic opportunities for oft-overlooked making communities.

Expanded Accessibility Initiatives
Adjusting everything from font sizes to color contrast levels to alt text for images aids those living with disabilities peruse the site. Special shopping days welcome the blind community to feel textures in-person. Mentorships prepare people of color for interior design careers lacking diverse representation.

Climate Action Programs Carbon offsets fund renewable energy projects neutralizing operational impacts. Responsible delivery options reduce emissions from shipping. Trade-in credits motivate extending lifecycles of secondhand pieces. Stores enable local shopping sans packaging waste. Efforts urge collective movement towards reversing environmental damage.

While proud of progress made so far, the entire One Kings Lane team understands much important work lies ahead. The opportunity to positively shape homes and lives through design comes with great responsibility. We relish rising together to meet the moment and write the next chapter in our story. One rooted in imagination, inclusivity, sustainability and a bit of wonder rediscovered each day.