Don't get us wrong—major retailers like IKEA and Target have a wealth of home décor options, but there's something satisfying about walking into a lesser-known boutique and discovering a collection of curated wares. In a thoughtfully styled home, they're the talking points: the orb-shaped vase you discovered at a pop-up or the handmade pottery sourced from a little store upstate. They have a story and origin that mass-produced wares can't rival.
New York City is peppered with such boutiques and since half our team is based in the city, we're privy to some of the best. From painterly patterned linens at the brand-new Rebecca Atwood store in SoHo to the eclectic mix of vases and accessories at Coming Soon in the Lower East Side, these are the best décor shops in NYC that are not to be missed.
Here's a peek inside MyDomaine editors' little black book.
The Apartment By the Line
Where: The Apartment By the Line, 76 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
Best For: Furniture and home accessories by iconic Scandinavian and mid-century modern designers as well as endless decorating inspiration
Rebecca Atwood Designs
Where: Rebecca Atwood Designs, 175 A Mott St, New York, NY 10012
Best For: Throw pillows, linens, and wallpaper in colorful, painterly designs
Hawkins New York
Where: Hawkins New York, 17 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Best For: Stonewashed linen bedding, wooden cutting boards, ceramic vases, and unique home accessories by artisans from New York and around the world
The Whitespace by Snowe
Where: The Whitespace by Snowe (available by appointment), 106 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003
Best For: Quality, affordable home essentials spanning glassware, sheets, towels, and more
Where: Tictail Market, 90 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Best For: Art, vases, candles, and decorative items from independent brands
Where: Parachute, 129 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Best For: Quality bedding, towels, and tabletop linens
Where: Coming Soon, 37 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Best For: Vintage furniture, quirky home goods, and creative gifts
Where: Maman, 239 Centre St, New York, NY 10013
Best For: Children's decor, baskets, wood cleaning products, and French bakery treats