If you want impeccably tasteful home decor there is really only one place to go in NYC. And that’s to 888 Broadway, Flatiron, home to ABC Carpet and Home. If there’s a trend ABC Carpet and Home will be on it, see video 1 of the store going Eco and you will get the idea. And well before anyone else they were all over the ethnic and historical influences in homewares. Yes ABC are ‘it’ when it comes to home decoration.
If you have the dollars to spend then totally go for it, ABC has 6 warehouse floors of jaw drippingly gorgeous stuff that will make your apartment or house feel extra special. And if you’re visiting then have that brilliant armoire shipped.
Start on the first (ground) floor where you will find anything from incredible candles to jewelery, eyewear and enough beautiful knicks knacks to drive you wild. And don’t miss the to die for chandeliers. Then go up to the second floor and browse some modern vintage furniture, shop for linen and bath accessories on third and yes the threadcount on those sheets will be stratospheric.
All the European antiques you could ever want await you on four, on five there are whole rooms of Ralph Lauren and then for the rugs you will only be able to afford when Uncle Raph leaves you his pile, head for six.
However, do not despair if all you can afford is a drinks coaster from the first floor. First it will be the most tasteful and beautiful drink coaster in the world and there’s nothing stopping you from simply going from floor to floor looking at all that beauty and feeling glad that it’s in the world for someone to buy.
And if you want an insight into how the NYC gliterrati shop see video 2 of Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss shopping at ABC. What I want to know is how did they get that long term parking spot for the black SUV right at the door??