After getting quite a few design books for my birthday and Christmas (yay!), I’ve been busy trying to read through them all so I can share them with you! I just recently finished The Stylist’s Guide to NYC by Sibella Court. If you’re looking to uncover some great home decor spots here in the city, this is the book for you. In fact, my own little shopping tour last weekend was inspired by the book.
To be honest, when I was first flipping through the book, I wasn’t sure how useful it would be. There were stores geared toward jewelry, scents and handmade goods. But when I took a closer look and really went through each section, I was pleasantly surprised. It reminded me to check back in at some of my old favorites like Olde Good Things, but has inspired me to check out some new gems.
I’ve been particularly interested in finding more shops that carry eclectic, vintage items and restored pieces. It’s just so much fun to dig through these stores to find something that speaks to you. I also think it gives you a good story for your house. Not every piece has to be a conversation starter, but a few can give your home some depth.
Here are a few places I’m dying to visit:
I’m also excited to check out the specialty plant stores. Plants are great, and our space is in desperate need of at least one.
The book maps out different tours of the city based on categories of interest. It provides a pull out map of the city for you and even includes stops for lunch or drinks while you’re out there for hours. One of my favorite parts is that the book has wonderful images and layouts.
I definitely recommend the book if you’re looking to explore the city for design and decor purposes. However, I would highly suggest doing some research before you come to make sure all the places you want to visit are still open and in the same location. We ran into that with Paula Rubenstein despite doing some research beforehand, so just make sure you do your homework. Happy Reading!