New York City is one of the greatest places in the world. For us designers, it’s a paradise. In this vast metropolis, where can you find inspirations for interior decor? Here are 10 places I picked out for fellow explorers. Put on your sandals and let’s go! :]
Every weekend from 9 AM to 5 PM. From vintage clothing to rustic home decor, this market is awesome for inspiration! Prices vary, but are generally accessible to the public.
Location: West 39th Street & 9th Avenue
By Subway: Take the A,C or E line to 42nd Street/Times Square stop (on 8th Avenue) or take the 1,2 or 3 line to 42nd Street/Times Square stop (on 7th Avenue).
The market is open to shoppers every Sunday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. It is located on Columbus Avenue between W. 76th and W. 77th on the Upper West Side.
Location: 77th Street and Columbus, New York, NY 10024
By Subway: Take the 7th Ave. local subway (#1) to 79th St. Station. Proceed east on 79th St. to Columbus Ave. 2 long blocks. Turn left onto Columbus Ave. and continue to 77th St. (2 short blocks).
The Chinatown in NYC is the biggest Chinatown in the U.S. 🙂 Though not as polished as other Chinatowns (the heavily gentrified Washington, DC one comes to mind), it has a very old-era New York feel to it. Here you’ll find interesting colors, food, herbs and much more! Come now because in 10-20 years, this Chinatown may follow the same path as the one in DC. Trivia: the Chinese community has long left the DC Chinatown, settling down in nearby suburbs like North Potomac and Rockville in Maryland.
By Subway: Take the A, C, E, R, Q, N, or J to Canal Street Station.
A place to find cool and super cheap furniture, kitchens, appliances, sofas, beds, mattresses, tables, chairs, decorations and random stuff. If your singular concern is price, you won’t find a store cheaper than IKEA, though you have to provide your own shipping (otherwise, prices become comparable with other stores).
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BoConcept is a high-end Danish designer and manufacturer of modern design furniture, with an emphasis on fashion and functionality. Their designs are modern and organic.
Locations in NYC:
Chelsea: 144 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Avenue) New York, NY 10011
SoHo: 69 Greene Street (Between Spring Street and Broome Street) New York, NY 10012
Upper East Side: 220 East 57th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) New York, NY 10022
Showroom of the French modern furniture store. Super awesome! Given the astronomical prices, we suggest it as a showroom simply to draw inspiration – find some products you like and purchase similarly styled items at other stores.
Location: 200 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
7. Brooklyn Art
Street Art of New York Tours by Foot
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Italian Design Factory specialized in modern kitchen utensils
Location: Click here to see all locations in NYC
Rooftops are also inspiring. The breathtaking views, architecture and details give us inspiration for every occasion!
In this building, you will find lots of showrooms of different designers and architects. In order to visit, an appointment is needed. A large number of design firms have showrooms here, so you can literally spend entire days exploring all the floors.
Location: 200 Lexington Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets
Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM