After completing the arduous task of finding the perfect new home, it’s time to remember that it’s what’s on the inside (of your apartment) that really counts. Here's our roundup of five Manhattan meccas of home decor:
For those who love all things contemporary, pop down to SoHo and wander through the modernist majesty that is Ligne Roset. With pieces for almost every room, their collections offers a hip mix of established and up-and-coming designers whose sofas, bookcases and floor lamps can make your living room set the center of conversation at your next cocktail party. Check out designer Phillipe Nigro’s Manarola’ line, a collection of Seventies throwback sofas that features all-foam seating and sleek lines to achieve the ultimate combo of style and comfort.
Two locations: 155 Wooster St., and 250 Park Avenue South
This high-end Italian “lifestyle” company offers a range of furniture and services for your penthouse, including completely customizable models, aka the height of luxury. From throw pillows to sofas to cabinetry, Luxury Living’s showroom offers an array of the best in big-name designers, including Fendi Casa and Bentley Home. Who wouldn’t want a Bentley in their bedroom?
153 Madison Avenue
If you’re feeling classic French over Fendi, Roche-Bobois will have you (and your couch) covered. This high-end retailer produces and distributes an eclectic line up of European contemporary styles.
Two locations: 207 E 57th St., and 200 Madison Ave
Based out of Minneapolis, Blu Dot has upmarket appeal that extends well beyond the Midwest. Here you’ll find modern furniture, lighting and accessories that are still uber chic and efficient, yet more affordable than many of the others on this list.
140 Wooster St.
Expanding beyond ties and tuxedos, Armani/Casa’s home collection can be summed up as minimalist, muted and contemporary. Sleek design, textiles, and metals reign supreme in this showroom , where the sophistication on offer proves the clothier is equally adept at elegantly outfitting your dining room or your closet. To help you further sink down into luxury’s lap, in-house interior design services and home consultations are also on offer.
D&D building, 979 Third Avenue, Suite 1424
Runners up: Future Perfect, One Kings Lane, Hellman Chang