Home Décor and More
Home Décor and More
City dwellers and NYC visitors on the hunt for new home accent items to add a touch of flair to their pad can find plenty of places that match their tastes—from minimalist to shabby chic. Here are a few below.
Those working on their own DIY or custom projects should head to family-owned Mendel Goldberg Fabrics, which has been in existence since the late 19th century. Today, four generations later, visitors to this Lower East Side mainstay will find an almost-endless array of fine imported European textiles of the French bouclé, Italian-embroidered velvet, rich cashmere, durable wool and delicate lace variety. Of course, any of these high-end fabrics would serve as a great base for a couture dress or snazzy suit but keep these finds in mind to add a touch of opulence to home accents such as throw pillows, drapes and more.
On the other end of the spectrum, interior design enthusiasts who prefer shabby chic items to add a bit of bucolic beauty to their kitchen will find vintage china and tablecloths, Italian floral wine glasses and more dinnerware, glassware, flatware, serveware and sturdyware displayed in worn wooden cupboards and in large barrels at Fishs Eddy—a shop near Union Square that hugs the corner of 19th Street and Broadway. The space, which resembles a rustic barn, also stocks whimsical glass storage containers, dishes for pets and more at varying price points.
Fans of bright colors and quirky prints should check out Flying Tiger Copenhagen, which opened up shop near the Flatiron Building four months ago. The Danish design store carries plenty of home décor—from flamingo pink or Kermit green throw pillows with white polka dots and placemats with intricate bird designs to charming cake plates with strawberry prints, quirky wall clocks featuring colorful paperclips and tons of neon-colored candles. The store also sells toys, games and travel items.
Those on the hunt for modern, minimalist accents will find just that at Spin Ceramics in SoHo. The shop’s designers create works of art that combine contemporary design with the age-old tradition of Chinese ceramics. The whimsical works include dinnerware, tea and coffee sets, abstract vases and more.
Although the Finnish brand Marimekko is known for structured clothing for men, women and children, visitors to its NYC flagship—located directly across the street from Madison Square Park—will also find throw pillows, ceramics, glassware, serving trays and more featuring bold, abstract prints or bright solid colors. Items are displayed on tables, illuminated shelves and floor-to-ceiling wooden cubbyholes. Those working on their own projects can shop the store’s collection of fabrics, including coated cotton— perfect for tablecloths or placemats.