There are days when New York can be too much... the stalled subway cars, the slow walkers, and the summer trash stench just have us dreaming of clean and charming Scandinavian Europe. Homepolish designer Amanda Breslow clues us in on the chicest Scandinavian finds in NYC.
Even though we know we’re #blessed to live in a city that so many people dream of seeing IRL, there are times when we can’t shake the feeling of wanting to get away. There are days when New York can be too much… the stalled subway cars, the slow walkers, and the summer trash stench just have us dreaming of clean, charming escapes like the glistening cities of Scandinavia. Alas, responsibilities and an inexplicable bond to our shoebox apartments keep us tied down. Even then, we can still teleport to another place through home décor. Homepolish designerclues us in on the chicest Scandinavian finds in NYC.
5 Crosby St., 212-625-1230; bddw.com
When you think about it, Texas and Denmark aren’t really all that different. For starters, they both border large bodies of water, and… who are we kidding? That’s pretty much it. Somehow SoHo’s BBDW does the impossible by melding a classically Americana rustic vibe with a polished, minimal Scandinavian aesthetic. The American-made goods emit a natural, earthy feel while still appearing elegant and effortlessly cool (much like the Danes and Swedes themselves). If you’re digging this pared-down look, check out our guide on how to snag the Scandinavian look.
2. Suite NY
419 Park Ave. South, 212-421-3300; suiteny.com
Earthy not your thing? We understand. Head east to Suite NY for some sleek, simplistic pieces that will make guests think you’ve suddenly become a modern art connoisseur. You’ll find acrylic desks, mirrored partitions, and – no joke – multicolored igloos that will add a lustrous modern touch to your otherwise natural décor. Even if you want to stick to woods, leathers, and furs, Suite NY has an excess of stunningly streamlined polished wood and soft-as-butter leather works. No matter what vibe you’re going for, rest assured this place will have the perfect piece to suit your style.
3. Lindsey Adelman
1 Great Jones St., 212-473-2501; lindseyadelman.com
Because the Scandinavian look is purposefully minimalistic and muted, you don’t need too many pieces to make a space look perfektionere. What you do need, however, is a bright-as-the-sun backdrop. As any city citizen knows, finding an apartment with good lighting can be near impossible and that’s why shops like Lindsey Adelman hold a special place in our hearts. (We even have replicas of her lights in the Homepolish HQ.) Each work is incredibly unique, and no two fixtures are alike. That said, the collection as a whole has a sea-like feel to it… there are pieces that remind us of webs of seafoam bubbles and blankets of sparkly sand, of sea angels, and shimmering jellyfish. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, you have to visit this celestial spot.
4. Studio Four
900 Broadway #201, 212-475-4414; studiofournyc.com
If you feel like your home is looking a little *too* naked for your taste, one easy way to add dimension is by sprucing up your walls. With patterns that run the gamut from terracotta-toned tiger prints to lovely lemon bunch motifs, Flatiron’s Studio Four is heaven. If you’re dead-set on keeping the muted theme, well, muted, there are plenty of cool gray and subdued blue choices that will keep it gorgeously calm.
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