Those looking to settle into their apartments with investment-quality pieces will want to swing by this furniture consignment shop, which buys and sells new and used high-end furnishings and art from design-savvy individuals, decorators and designers. Walking through the cavernous, 5,500-square-foot space is a visual delight: Founder Bruce Tilley consulted a feng shui expert and arranged the inventory into stylish vignettes that show off each item’s potential. The stock varies day-to-day, so be ready to snap up a set of high-back velvet dining chairs (eight for $8,800), a ’70s Maitland-Smith stone desk ($2,400) or an industrial-era barrel maker’s table ($5,000). Even if you don’t have a black AmEx, you can still scoop up smaller decorative pieces, such as vintage art-glass vases ($295), cast-iron griffins ($200) and a pair of copper-and-steel-cast masks ($495). No appointment is needed to start consigning: Sellers can post images and details of their wares directly on Décor NYC’s website. If the piece is a fit, the consignment team will work with the seller to determine a retail price. The item has 60 days to sell, and when it does, you’ll receive a check for half of the sale (unsuccessful items can be returned to the consignor, donated to Housing Works, have its terms renewed or have its price renegotiated).
|Venue name:||Décor NYC||Contact:|
159 W 25th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 23rd St|