It’s a new year so why not spruce up your apartment with a new look? Here are five places you can go to redo your favorite room or spice up a lackluster space. By Carly Petrone.
It’s hard to walk by Marimekko and not stop to stare at the colorful patterns in the window. Step inside and liven up any room with something daring like a wallpaper mural or purchase a Kontti oven mitten for a smaller impact. You’ll find all this and more at the company’s flagship store on 5th Avenue. From whimsical to bold, there are plenty of choices to make your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, dining, or living room even more inviting. If you feel like matching your newfound apartment, check out their adorable apparel collection, too.
If you’re an interior design junkie or you love to travel and pick up knick knacks, ABC Carpet & Home is a must see. From lanterns and carpets to modern furniture and bath accessories, this place carries beautiful, handcrafted items from around the world. You can even take a break from shopping at the ABC Cocina, featuring a seasonal menu by Michelin star Chef Jean-George Vongerichten. Make sure to check out the basement level, where sale items and clearance prices can be found. The open warehouse feel of the store makes it easy to wander around for hours. You’ll definitely walk away with the urge to redo your apartment!
If you’ve got some extra dough to spend on trinkets, art, and pottery then Jonathan Adler is the place to shop. He’s known for his sculptural pieces like a ceramic animals or owl bookends, making for a playful atmosphere. You can even design your own throw pillow, rug, or throw blanket online. His collection of artwork that is for sale is also impressive. Snatch up a collage by Rex Ray or an original oil painting by Helena Wurzel, which is sure to drum up some conversations with your houseguests. Check website for store locations and hours.
Those who are familiar with the store West Elm will love their Market store in DUMBO. This is the go-to place for kitchen accessories (new and vintage), baking supplies, storage items, even pet gear. They focus on functional design, local production, entrepreneurship, and community connections. They’ve also got a wide range of books and lots of in-store foodie events so make sure to check their website!
If you’re looking for something quirky and unique, head over to Delphinium Home in Hells Kitchen. This shop, beloved by both locals and tourists, is filled with all kinds of funny items. Make your favorite blueberry muffins using “jean” Muffin Top Baking Cups or take a nap on a Log Head Rest (a log print pillow). Don’t miss out on their January Blow Out Sale happening this weekend (January 16th-18th) and save up to 75% off selected merchandise.