Shop Talk: ABC Carpet & Home Favorite Findsshopping
Located in New York City, ABC Carpet & Home is pretty much the designer version of a Disneyland. From the latest in modern design to unique antique vintage finds to gorgeous lighting options, it’s a dream shopping destination. It’s certainly not a bargain shopping experience, but even here, you can sometimes find a great deal — particularly on floor models or sale items. And sometimes, the uniqueness factor is worth a splurge.
ABC store buyers scour the country and the world for unique, handmade items that you won’t find anywhere else. The store takes up a massive 350,000 square feet, which is a big leap from its beginning in 1897, when it was simply a cart selling carpets on the streets of New York. When the founder’s great-granddaughter Paulette Cole (now CEO) took the helm in the ’90s, she began bringing in finds from all over the world creating a flea market-like shopping experience. After a little hiatus away from the company, she’s back with a new focus on sustainability.
If you do make the trip, guard your wallet! With six floors of items for the home, there really is something for everyone. See below for our favorite finds from ABC Carpet & Home.
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These abcdna spectrum red steel nesting tables are handmade in North Carolina. The concept is a playful look at color theory and the power of color to transform emotions.
Crushed Glass Pastel Bowls
Using the French method of pate de verre, these bowls are handcrafted in Osaka, Japan using New Zealand glass. The artist forms the crushed glass into a rustic jewel-like bowl. Perfect for storing jewelry or adding a little sparkle to a tabletop.
Colorful Velvet Cushions
Luxurious silk velvet cushions handmade in Vietnam.
Colorful Linen Napkins
The neon detailing add the perfect touch of bright color to these cotton napkins, which will seriously up your table setting game.
Silver Task Lamp
This task lamp elevates even the most mundane work to new heights.
Modern Silver Candlestick
Meticulously handcrafted by master silversmiths in Vietnam, each candlestick features intricately detailed lattice work. Sure to bring sparkle to any meal.
Glass House Sculpture
Looking for an object to make a statement on a tabletop or on a bookcase? This glass house sculpture is created by hand, using mouth-blown glass-making techniques in Luis Parades studio in Spain.
Blue Ebonized Bowl
This ebonized oak bowl, handmade in Canada, references the traditional butter bowl used on farms for mixing salt into the freshly churned butter.
Metal Calligraphy Wall Art
Part sculpture, part wall art, we’re 100% percent obsessive with the work of sculptor-calligrapher Valentine Herrenschmidt who creates each one-of-a kind piece from hand-forged metal in her native France.
Modern Upholstered Bench
This bench created with fabric by Brooklyn-based textile designer Eskayel. It’s the perfect piece for the foot of the bed or in an entryway.