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My Favorite Things

Seeking the city’s best bedding? Out-of-print books? A housewarming gift they’ll actually use? Take your cues from these local tastemakers.


Adore Floral  

Danielle Fennoy, founding partner of Revamp Interior Design

Adore Floral makes the most amazing arrangements and terrariums. I’ve tried many times to re-­create their bouquets for photo shoots, but it’s typically an epic fail. Sometimes, you just have to hire professionals! 357 Lafayette St., nr. Bond St. 212-925-8182

I recently rekindled my love affair with Michele Varian. So many home boutiques carry the same stuff, but this place never ceases to impress me with its remarkable selection of furnishings and accessories. I love the Asian-inspired silk pillows and Juxtaposed, the house line of dishes. 27 Howard St., nr. Crosby St. 212-226-1076

I just found the perfect green metal desk lamp at Abingdon 12. It’s from the 1920s and has a very industrial feel to it. 613 Hudson St., nr. 12th St.; 212-206-6845

I love the District Crib from Nursery Works. It’s made of repurposed white oak from a train depot in Alabama, and it turns into a desk after you’re done using it as a crib. Made to order at

Sunshine Co. is my go-to brunch spot for its Brussels-sprout hash, citrus French toast, and live DJ on Sunday afternoons. 780 Washington Ave., at Sterling Pl., Prospect Heights 347-750-5275

I absolutely love the collection of vintage maps and industrial flat files at Eclectic Collectibles and Antiques. After grabbing tea and a breakfast burrito at Urban Rustic (236 N. 12th St., nr. Union St.; 718-388-9444), I’ll go check out the space for new inventory. 285 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Roebling St., Williamsburg 646-657-8122

I could spend thousands of dollars at Potterton Books in the Decoration & Design Building. They have tomes from every era, style, and designer throughout history. 979 Third Ave., nr. 58th St., Ste. 101 212-644-2292

Color BKLYN is a fantastic spot for last-minute gifts. I’ve got my eyes on a pair of water-tower bookends for my newborn son. When he’s old enough, I’m signing him up for Baby DJ School, which takes place in a classroom at the back of the store. 760 Washington Ave., nr. Park Pl., Prospect Heights; 718-399-3631


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