Five stand out NYC homeware stores
19 Nov 2020
With months spent indoors, it’s safe to say that homeware is having a moment. In New York City, you’ll find the stores making the most of this booming trend – designed to amaze and inspire. Here's a roundup of the best to get you inspired:
Roman and Williams Guild
For design-driven yet beautiful homeware, look no further than Roman and Williams Guild. Founded by an award-winning design firm, the store is a highly curated edit of interior pieces from around the world, as well as their own furniture, lighting, and accessories. Situated near the ever-bustling street Canal Street, Roman and Williams Guild doubles up as a florist and a French bistro. This is a great example of how a store can curate a lifestyle space with like-minded brands that amplifies their own offering.
Roman and Williams Guild, 53 Howard St, New York, NY 10013
This Williamsburg home decor store is a must-visit for hidden interiors gems. With a mission to elevate the everyday, LEIF brings together the best in interiors, beauty, and accessories in one place. The simplicity of the store layout places the product at center stage, a great way to champion its lesser-known makers and creatives. They also host regular in-store events, which involve the local community and boost brand awareness.
LEIF, 99 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
abc Carpet & Home
You’ll find this oasis of interiors nestled in the heart of busy Flatiron. Described by the New York Times as a ‘theater’ for furniture, abc Carpet & Home exists to bring magic and escapism to home decor. Chaotic at first glance, this store’s design works so well because it evokes the feeling of a busy bazaar. Instead of laying out the products like a traditional store, visitors are invited to search for and discover unique pieces. This makes for an immersive and rewarding shopping experience.
abc Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
The Future Perfect
In this Manhattan space, homeware is art. Located right next to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s former studio, The Future Perfect draws on Manhattan’s reputation for high art in this highly conceptual furniture space. Part design gallery and part residential concept store, it elevates the products by presenting them as pieces of art. By curating them into a shoppable apartment space, visitors can imagine them in their own homes.
The Future Perfect, 55 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
M. Crow & Co.
Located on Howard Street, the original M. Crow & Co. is over 2,000 miles away – in Wallowa County, Oregon. In 2012, BDDW founder Tyler Hays bought the 107-year-old general store to prevent it from closing its doors. More recently, he’s opened a second location on Howard street, bringing its unique handmade pieces to New York City. Staying true to its Oregon roots, the store’s rustic design provides a context for the items. It’s also an effective way to stand out in one of New York’s busiest commercial shopping streets.
M. Crow & Co., 16 Howard St, New York, NY 10013