Giddy for gilt furny or bonkers for oriental objets d’art? Deep breath, and stampede to these stagger-fab stores stocking the décor of your dreams.
ABC Carpet, New York
You’ll need a full day to plough through this century-old, six-storey mini city, where interior mavens, stylists and the A-listers who employ them flock for beautiful homeware and decoratives. Aside from an enviable stash of antique and designer rugs, you’ll find plenty of retro and contempo nest-feathering accoutrement spanning vintage Indian woods to cosmo mood lamps, as well as seasonal art installations from some of the world’s top design houses.
Feeling pecky? A quick re-fuel in the basement-level ABC Kitchen will have you pepped and prepped to continue your retail assault at their outlet store in The Bronx, and beyond.
888 Broadway, Union Square, +1 2124 7330 00. abchome.com
Gustavo Olivieri, Miami
Architect-turned-designer Gustavo’s got more Mid-Century cred than Monroe, and you can get up close with all his goodies in his massive Miami warehouse. His C.20th collection (with a second outpost in The Hamptons) overflows with stunning international vintage finds, favourably plucked by the likes of Kelly Wearstler and Nate Berkus et al. Fancy blowing that bonus on a pair of grey lacquered goatskin bar stools? This is the place for you. If he doesn’t have it, you don’t need it.
750 NE 125th St, Nth Miami, +1 3058 9175 75. gustavoolivieriantiques.com
The Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour, London
Names, darling, names! This harbourside showroom stunner is home to more than 600 brands and 118 decor salons crammed unde three glass domes and into the neighbouring Design Centre East. Here you’ll find everything from upscale fabrics, wallpapers, paints and tiles, to lighting, furniture and accessories from Armani/Casa to Zoffany, and all in between. Oh, go on.
Chelsea Harbour, Lots Rd, SW10, +44 2072 2591 66. dcch.co.uk
Shimmy onto West Kensington’s LASSCo Brunswick House for a perfectly edited stash of collectibles, archi salvage and curiosities blanketing all quarters of the C.18th Georgian mansion. The quirky jumble of vintage cash registers, factory lights, French advertising posters, Grecian urns and garden bobble will delight, as will a post-shop sup at Jackson Boxer’s in-house Brit lunchster.
Brunswick House, 30, Wandsworth Rd, SW8, +44 2073 9421 00. lassco.co.uk
Incredible, Unforgettable & Eligible, Bangkok
You’ve hit the trifecta, Ton! This trio of homeware heroes is beloved by local and visiting aficionados, and luckily for you, they’re snuggled up just a pixie skip from each other on buzzy Sukhumvit Soi 23. Peruse Incredible and Eligible’s range of indoor and outdoor statement and vintage pieces from across Indonesia, Vietnam, China, India and Thailand. Once you’ve had your fill of everything from tribal art to taxidermy and ostrich egg centerpieces, shuffle onto little sis Eligible for mod silverware and made-to-order marvels. Dive in!
116/4 -116/6 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Btw Sois 23 & 31, +66 2260 9690.