Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published July 6th 2011
If you enjoy decorating your home, apartment, or even your office in vintage furniture, there are several shops in New York City which specialize in such merchandise. They are located in Manhattan, as well as a couple of the other boroughs, so you should have no trouble finding one that has something you'll like.
This shop is located in Soho, so you know you're going to find some unusual pieces. It carries vintage furniture that characterizes the homes of the '40s. This decade, of course, included World War II as well as the post-war years, so there's really no telling what you might see.
You may already have your vintage furniture picked out, but you need just the right lamps and light fixtures, as well as artwork, to complete your decorating. Look no further than Alan Moss Studios for period pieces that span the years between the 1920s and the 1950s.
Men sometimes have as good a decorating eye (if not a better one) than women do. If you are fortunate to have a man in your life that was blessed with this "sight," take him to the Antique Room and ask him to pick out the best Victorian-era pieces for your home or office.
Baby-boomers, this store is for you, if you can stop saying, "Oh, my gosh, I had one of those!" long enough to look around. Most of the items will be along the lines of "retro" or even just plain "kitschy," so keep this in mind when you're shopping for your vintage furniture here. You may want to think along the lines of a "conversation piece" rather than something to build a room around, but, then, that's totally up to you.
The Chelsea location of this store ensures you'll happen on to some funky finds that you won't see anywhere else. This is another good store for baby-boomers, so if you're looking for something that reminds you of your childhood or adolescence (especially the "psychedelic," colorful parts of it), this is a good store to visit.
The set-up will remind you of someone's attic, so you'll enjoy shopping in this casual atmosphere. That will make your trip down memory lane even more fun.