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Relocating & Looking to Buy Furniture in NYC?

Upon moving to New York, you’ll surely want to select some good-looking furniture for your apartment. Luckily, the city is chock-full of home furnishings stores offering countless options for sofas, chairs, dining tables, beds, and case goods, as well as lighting, rugs, and other accouterments. As any top NYC moving company can vouch, you should carefully measure all rooms, doorways, halls, and elevators, before buying any new pieces. Once you have those dimensions on paper, check out this list of places to buy furniture in NYC. Just be sure to take your credit cards!

where to buy furniture in NYC

 

ABC Carpet & Home

One of New York’s most visited home decor stores, ABC offers unique, globally-influenced furnishings, many creatively displayed in vignettes throughout their four floors in the Flatiron District. A Manhattan mainstay for more than a century, this design emporium aims to support sustainability and eco-friendly practices by sourcing their inventory responsibly. Beyond selling furniture in various price ranges, ABC also stocks bedding and bath, pillows, lighting, and of course, what started it all: area rugs and carpet. While you should allow several hours to explore the flagship at the corner of 19th and Broadway, Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, houses an ABC outlet that’s worth the trip.

888 Broadway

Jonathan Adler

The eponymous shop of the design icon Jonathan Adler, this outpost features chic, modish decor items, unusual, eye-catching pottery, and everything from cozy couches to elegant dining chairs. Adler became well known for his first ceramic collection that debuted at Barneys New York in 1993 and has since become recognized for his “happy interiors, ” which is evident in his designs. Starting in 1998, the potter, designer, and author expanded his repertoire to include a lineup of colorful retail boutiques, three of which are in New York City.

37 Greenwich Ave
135 E 65th St
304 Columbus Ave

Blu Dot

Even if you don’t have deep pockets, you can still decorate your New York apartment in style. Here at Roadway Moving Co., one of our top picks for affordable, quality furnishings is Blu Dot, a brand with great modern design sensibility. The brainchild of two architects and a sculptor, Blu Dot is Minneapolis-based but has a store in Manhattan’s Nomad neighborhood. Expect sofas starting in the $2,000 range, lounge chairs from around $500, and storage from about $700.

79 Madison Ave

Organic Modernism

Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn but with a showroom located in Tribeca, this midcentury-centric shop features classically modern seating, tables, storage, lighting, mirrors, art, pillows, and other decorative items. Beyond its collection for living spaces, OM offers desks and several adjustable desk chairs on casters to choose from, perfect for setting up a home office. Touting itself as a champion of “fine taste, functionality, and perfection” in interiors, Organic Modernism prices its furniture and accessories in the mid-range.

85 White Street

Roman & Williams Guild

Famed hospitality designers Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman & Williams share their love of decor with customers at this exclusive Tribeca shop. Browse luxury heirlooms for every room as well as a selection of one-of-a-kind objets d’art from around the world. This store is not for the budget-minded apartment dweller, however. Sofas start in the $9,000 range, a small dining table for two prices at $2,750, and RW Guild Enzyme Linen pillows retail for $150 each. Still, the duo’s use of natural materials and dedication to craftsmanship set it apart from most other furniture shops, and investing in a quality piece or two may be worth it.

53 Howard St

Furnish Green

Vintage furniture fans can get their fix at this largely undiscovered shop on the street level of an office building near Herald Square. Providing a trove of budget-friendly finds, Furnish Green is where you can buy a mid century-modern credenza for under $1,000, Danish Modern dining chairs for less than $250, and a Regency kidney desk for under $450. While you can purchase items sight unseen from the website, the store recommends viewing everything in person. All pieces are sold as-is, and all sales are final here.

1261 Broadway #309

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Tracy Kaler

Tracy Kaler is a freelance writer covering lifestyle and travel. Find her work in The Telegraph, Barron's Penta, Mansion Global, Travelmag, and a list of other publications. She is also the editor of tracysnewyorklife.com, one of New York's top lifestyle and travel blogs, and co-author of New York: 48 Hours published by National Geographic. When she's not glued to her laptop, she's wandering the streets of New York City or planning her next trip.