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I don’t want to spend a lot on furniture, where do I start?

Time Out New York’s Helen Yun was intrepid enough to tackle this question in the magazine’s recent design issue.

Her picks:

For beds — Room and Board, 105 Wooster between Prince and Spring Sts, Manhattan (212-334-4343); and West Elm, 112 W. 18th St, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, Manhattan (212-929-4464)
For bookcases — Two Jakes, 320 Wythe Ave between Grand and South 1st Streets, Brooklyn (718-782-7780) and West Elm

For chairs — Room and Board; Urban Outfitters, various city locations, go to www.urbn.com; Two Jakes, Baxter & Liebchen (vintage), 33 Jay at Plymouth, Brooklyn (718-797-0630)
For curtains — Ikea, 1000 Ikea Dr., Elizabeth, NJ (908-289-4488)
For desks — Gothic Cabinet Craft, which has various locations in Manhattan and two clearance centers in Queens, www.gothiccabinetcraft.com

For dressers — ABC Carpet Outlet; CB2; Gothic Cabinet Craft; Muji, 455 Broadway between Grand and Howard

For entertainment centers — Gothic Cabinet; Z Gallerie

For Japanese clean-lined furniture — Muji

For rugs — Ikea; ABC Carpet Warehouse (and I have gotten rugs at both these places, and I agree)
For shades — Just Shades, 21 Spring St at Elizabeth St, Manhattan (212-924-3244)

For sofas — DWR annex, 55 Hartz Way, Seacaucus, NJ (201-325-8411); West Elm; CB2, 451 Broadway between Grand and Howard

For tables — Room & Board; Urban Outfitters

For general trendiness — Z Gallerie, 443 Broadway at Grand St, Manhattan (212-343-1045)

For knock-offs –White Furniture, throughout the city, go to whiteonwhite.com

Posted in For Buyers and For Design Divas and For renters 12 years, 9 months ago at 2:02 pm.

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