NYC interior designer Jessica De Kler may shop at home-decor stores such as West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Room & Board and Pottery Barn for the contemporary furniture that fills her Williamsburg apartment, but when it comes to decorative objects, she favors artwork, heirlooms and photos from her family members, creating a space that feels like home.
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cityFoundry 365 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Hoyt Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-923-1786, cityfoundry.com)
“It has an amazing selection of everything from furniture and antique lighting to old steamer trunks,” enthuses De Kler of this design shop. “And there is a [by-appointment-only off-site] warehouse with tons more.”
Ochre 462 Broome St between Greene and Mercer Sts (212-414-4332, ochre.net)
“It’s a tried-and-true shop that encompasses my style, so I always find something for my clients—and for myself,” says De Kler. Among her favorite finds at the British furniture brand’s boutique are antiqued silver votives and candles.
O’Lampia Studio 155 Bowery between Broome and Delancey Sts (212-925-1660, olampia.com)
This is De Kler’s go-to lighting store for clients, and it sells designs similar to her kitchen chandelier. “It has quality lighting and offers lots of finishes, custom designs and sizes,” she says.