After I have installed all furnishings in a room I go on a hunt for the perfect finishing touches. It is the accessories and the layering that adds personality and warmth to my rooms. I need to find the perfect picture frame, bowl, books, vases, candle stick holders, mirrors, art and throw pillows. Listed below are my favorite stores on the stretch of Lexington between 65th -74th.
Ankasa on 65th: Stunning hand-embroidered couture throw pillows. These are statement pieces and come in a multitude of colors. The store also sells furnishings, bed linens, art, and accessories.
Roberta Freymann on 70th: Global goodies, exotic prints, jewelry, and handbags. This is a store to stop in to buy something for yourself!
Mish on 70th: One more store for you rather than your home. the storefront windows always have a beautiful and inspiring display. Head inside to see the jewelry Mish has designed. He infuses color and whimsy into his pieces.
Mecox Gardens between 71st and 72nd: This is a smaller outpost of it’s larger sisters in the hamptons. They carefully edit their pieces and have brought city friendly finds into their jewel box sized store. Aside from furnishings they carry art, picture frames, scented candles, books, and various accessories. Their website includes all of the inventory at Mecox stores across the nation.
Lexington Gardens at 73rd: Their claim to fame is their dried flowers and topiaries. If you hate watering plants or need a beautiful centerpiece for your dining table this is your store! There are huge urns filled with hydrangeas and topiaries of every size. They also sell mirrored planters, vases, lamps, china, and mirrors.
Treillage accessories outpost on 73rd: I adore Treillage. They are constantly changing their displays and creating new and inspiring vignettes. I always have success here. Their larger store sells furnishings ( but more on that in a later post).I stopped in today and snapped some photos of pieces that made me drool. Here you go!
Mercury glass lamps ( there are two- sold separately) etched with a floral design. I would love these to sit on either side of my bed.
A beautiful still life oil by Masson. We have a pencil sketch by Masson of two green apples which I love. The colors in this oil painting could inspire a whole room. Soft yellow walls with ivory and green upholstered pieces. A pop of deep plummy purple for throw pillows and some blue and white china.
Metal lotus leaf chandelier: How great is the texture of the leaves? A modern classic! This could sit above your grandmothers dining table or a more modern one.
The two throw pillows are from the new Bunny Williams collection Bee-Line Home.
Bottom left: A seafoam and grey hand painted plate.
Top right: an oversize mercury glass etched hurricane lantern.
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Roberta Roller Rabbit between 73rd and 74th: Roberta Freymann’s home goods store. Originally just lounge wear and pajamas (for children and adults) she expanded into rugs, bed linens, table settings, tote bags, and throw pillows. Her oversized tote bags are perfect for carrying all of my fabric samples. Everything in here is full of vibrant color and whimsy. It is a brief escape from the grey wintery streets of New York. Affordable fun pieces that are perfect for a house warming gift.
Il Papiro between 73rd and 74th: This tiny shop is jam-packed with handmade marbled stationary from Florence. Hand bound leather address books,picture frames, notebooks, photo albums, tissue box covers, and boxes make wonderful gifts.
* A note on “marbled paper”- Papier A Cuve is one the most original techniques still used today by IL Papiro, in Florence, Italy. Established in 1976 in Firenze, IL Papiro, re-introduced hand decorated paper using techniques inspired by the tradition of the Tuscan region. Today this technique is known as marbleizing
Anthony Garden Boutique between 73rd and 74th: Not a florist…a garden boutique! This is such a fun store to visit. They occasionally have vintage furnishings and lights for sale as well as beautiful canisters. they offer floral arrangements as well.