New York City is a treasure for any interior designer, the resources and vendors that are available to us are some of the best in the world. But why not include Brooklyn in that list? It is just a hop across the bridge, and the younger design stores have a lot to offer those in the market for new home décor products, antiques and inspiration.
351 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Bond Streets
Located right on Atlantic Avenue, it is the perfect first stop on the Atlantic Ave-Boerum Hill furniture crawl. This place is piled high with antiques and mid-century finds not shown online. You might need to do some digging but worth every moment of the five floor scavenger hunt.
143 Roebling Street, between Metropolitan and Hope Street
This store offers an incredibly eclectic mix of mid-century antiques at really affordable prices. Think of it as Williamsburg’s version of a well-curated flea market, with utilitarian pieces as well as some classics.
33 Jay Street at the corner of Plymouth Street
Housed in a DUMBO warehouse, Baxter and Liebchen is a staple for vintage pieces. They’re all in great condition and while the prices might be on the higher side – the quality makes it worth it.
115 North 6th Street at the corner of Berry Street
I love the store in NYC and of course have to mention their shop in Williamsburg. The Future Perfect showcases the latest designers and is truly in a category all of it’s own. Consider it the new Moss.
While Leif does not have a storefront I thought they deserved a mention because they are based in Brooklyn. The tabletop section on their site is so great, many pieces I have never seen before and are a must buy!
487 Driggs Avenue, between North 9th and 10th Streets
This store is one of those unique stores that you have to check out. They offer relics from the 19th and 20th century as well as newly and locally constructed pieces. The industrial/utilitarian look can really fit with multiple design styles.
369 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Bond Streets
Another stop on the Atlantic Ave-Boerum Hill design crawl, this store is great source for inspiration and is always stocked with singular pieces. I love their collections of everything from tableware to vintage anatomy charts.
19 Greenpoint Avenue at West Street
The owner of this store works with top set designers and his store reflects it. The pieces are all unique and the trip to Greenpoint definitely makes for an exciting shopping/browsing experience.