Setting a sophisticated city scene is easy… just start with ABC and work your way through these Five Boroughs favorites.
ABC CARPET & HOME
There’s a reason this six-floor home haven is the beginning and the end of savvy New Yorkers’ decor shopping lists: its expert edit of beautiful brands is an instant pathway to making any space, whether a tiny walk-up or a pristine penthouse, feel like your own little pocket of pretty. The multilevel behemoth is easily navigable thanks to categorized displays and friendly staff. Best of all, their extensive online shop means you can access their lust-worthy collection of home furnishings, kitchen, beauty, lighting and more, no matter where in the world you may be.
Gather’s ABC Home Picks…
JAN BURTZ SERVING PIECES
ZINC LOUIS KISSING BENCH
ABCDNA GENTLE GREY SHEET SET
MAD ET LEN FRENCH FOREST CANDLES
MAUVIEL COPPER FRY PANS
COMMON GOOD CLEANING PRODUCTS
This venerable fashion HQ is always a worthwhile stop, but their home section presents an impressive array of NYC-based designer creations as well as a covetable Barney’s house line.
Visiting this bright Elizabeth Street scent bar is a treat unto itself, but the elevated tin can Vintage candles and sleek, glass home fragrances are likely coming home with you too.
We’ve counted the ways we love this one-of-a-kind East Village charmer and its cheery inventory of decoupage, art and objects. Any of these display-worthy treasures will bring a smile to you and the company you keep.
THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE
This flawless concept store had us at its “buy anything that’s not nailed down” philosophy and “browse the decor in its natural habitat” retail approach. Impeccably curated furnishings and accessories are just as fun to shop from afar thanks to a clean and well organized online experience.
We’ve been suckers for this line’s subtly stylish dinnerware for some time, and visiting the Chelsea flagship is a great way to see the full range of Canvas Home’s offerings in the flesh. The colorful decor pieces are refreshingly affordable, and the furniture line was a surprise hit. (Their Chesterfield sofas available in a rainbow of luxe linens are still on our minds).
This much-loved decor round-up from master designer Thomas O’Brien is a pleasure to peruse. The studio and shop’s contextualized arrangements will send you into inspiration overdrive. Get the look at home via their unique site setup, which is almost as fun as shopping the SoHo institution.