Mary Nelson Sinclair, studio director for bespoke textile company Vanderhurd, lets us peek inside her West Village apartment. She shops at home design stores such as John Derian and the Showplace Antique Center to find pieces that match her artistic, feminine aesthetic.
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Estilo Upholstery 170 Rivington St between Attorney and Clinton Sts (212-473-1735)
“It’s super cheap, super fast and really good,” enthuses Sinclair. “I used them to re-cover my couch. They’d quoted me two weeks for the job, but it only took them a week and a half.”
John Derian 6 2nd St between Bowery and Second Ave (212-677-3917, johnderian.com)
“I don’t think you can go wrong there,” says Sinclair of her go-to ephemera shop. Aside from dishes and candles, the eclectic offerings range from paper goods (postcards, decoupage templates, collage mats) to furniture, rugs, tote bags and Moroccan leather sitting poufs.
Portmanteau 81 Grand St at Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-0777)
A favorite from Sinclair’s days of living in the neighborhood, this shop stocks an eclectic mix of new tchotchkes—many of which are made by emerging local vendors—and antique wares. “I love the smaller accessories there,” she says.
Showplace Antique Center 40 W 25th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-633-6063, nyshowplace.com)
“The guy who has the whole top floor, Showplace on 3, is my go-to for light fixtures and furniture,” notes Sinclair, who scored her lucite-and-leather living room chairs at the sprawling antiques emporium.
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