Homepolish designer Kevin Clark knows that as long as a space is both sensible and beautiful, the limit to how creative you can be does not exist. These sources will help you find design pieces based on style.
New York City undoubtedly has its own distinctly gritty, go-getter personality, but there are countless nuanced cultures and lifestyles in the city that aptly mirror NYC’s reputation as the melting pot of the United States. The same goes for design styles in the city, with each neighborhood seemingly having its own aesthetic. Homepolish designerknows that as long as a space is both sensible and beautiful, the limit to how creative you can be does not exist. These suggestions will help those with tried-and-true aesthetics find some new spots to shop and find inspiration.
1. O.C. Carpet
767 Lexington Avenue No. 405; (212) 838-1599
This Upper East Side spot is the definition of old-school – no website, exclusively word-of-mouth, and made-to-order. While the spot is to-the-trade only, its products are well worth the decision to enlist designer help. Kevin knows. As a fan of Rococo, Bauhaus, and the Memphis Group, he’s always found what he’s looking for at O.C. Carpet. The endless choices that you can cater directly to your aesthetic or the feel of your space will give you a one-of-a-kind design that will have everyone asking where they can get one for themselves.
25 North Moore Street; (212) 226-1045; roomonline.com
If you like your looks a bit more streamlined and muted, let’s throw it back to the 1950s and head over to Room in Tribeca where there are countless pieces that will give you the glow of domestic bliss. The mid-century modern vibe of this spot will have you dreaming of Don Draper (sans terrible personality) and drinks at Bemelmans (avec a smooth Sinatra soundtrack). You’ll find anything you could ever need to create a home or apartment fit for Elizabeth Taylor herself, whether it’s a teal leather banquette or a dramatic live-edge slab headboard.
3. Park Studio
Everybody needs to get out of the city sometimes, and some more than others. For the beauty bloggers-slash-lifestyle gurus-slash-brand ambassadors of the world, a plane can oftentimes feel more like home than home does. Let’s remedy that with a quick trip across the country to the sunnier skies of Los Angeles, where we’ll inch forward in time to the modern period, complete with ultra-chic lighting and hardware, at Park Studio LA. The architectural, glossy pieces will undoubtedly be one of the focal points of your room that Kevin says should tie the room together and act as a base to build off of. Non-jetsetters, fret not. Park Studio sells exclusively online so you won’t miss out.
Various locations; anthropologie.com
For those of us who like a bit more color in our lives and in our homes, Anthropologie is undoubtedly the place to go. Known for its incredibly cool rugs that include the Berber, overdyed, and fur varieties, you can find almost any carpet that will instantly up the chic factor of your home. Not only that, but there are countless charming pieces to add throughout your home from gilded wallpaper to driftwood mirrors and bone inlay dressers to plush velvet sofas.
5. Property NYC
57 Walker Street; (917) 237-0123; propertyfurniture.com
Last but not least comes design for the cool kids – you know, the men and women who brunch at their friends’ brand-new SoHo spot, fly to Copenhagen on a whim, and seem to always have the finest brands. Yeah, them. Property NYC is without a doubt the design incarnation of these jealousy-inducing creatures, what with its minimal-yet-colorful, retro-yet-modern pieces that are paving the way for the future of interior design.