I mentioned yesterday that I was in NYC last week for a few days. While my husband was in meetings I had fun wandering around the city…without much of an agenda. In addition to some fabric shopping, I managed to visit a couple of other well known home decor related venues.
First, I was anxious to visit ABC Carpet and Home as I had never been. I was actually chided for taking photos by one salesperson but I was able to snap a couple before I was. I was taken aback by how large this place was. I think the main building was like 5 or 6 floors, and there was a separate multi-level carpet store (and clearance center) directly across the street.
The above photo was from the clearance center. If you are a Madeline Weinrub fan this is worth a visit. I cannot say the prices were bargain basement but they were better than full price. They had a ton of her cotton flatweave rugs and lots of pillows too. I had a Pretty Woman moment in the carpet center when I asked where the Madeline Weinrub wool carpets were and the sales person told me that they were across the street but that they were “very expensive.” Geeze, I didn’t think I was dressed that poorly that day!
In any case, across the street was a visual feast for the eyes. I was actually a bit overwhelmed and had my husband in tow at this point…and he was less than enthused to be along for the ride!
The above chandelier was HUGE. I cannot even begin to imagine how large it really is….scale can be so deceiving in large showrooms like this! I also loved this sweet birdcage….nursery anyone?
Here are a couple of other images. The amount of inventory they had on display was really amazing.
And here is one last image. This is where I got into trouble for taking photos. I was actually really enjoying this space as my dining room chandelier is by this company. I told the sales person this (trying to make small talk) and her response was “Are you looking to buy another?” We quickly vacated this section of the store!
We did not take any photos on the upper floors where the children’s section was but they had a lovely selection of items. In fact, I was excited to see they carry a Canadian line of crib bedding that I have been considering for Harry’s nursery. I have not been able to find a store with their products so I was happy to stumble upon this. They didn’t have the grey color I was looking for but the friendly salesperson said they would be getting a new shipment in in a few weeks. Yay!
If you haven’t been here, I’d definitely say it is worth a visit. It can be a bit overwhelming at first….but just give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
(PS–This Post ended up being longer than I’d expected. Tomorrow, I’ll share my last stop and the best part of my trip, meeting a fellow blogger whom I admire and have emailed with back and forth for over a year now. Definitely the highlight of my trip).