Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.
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Nathan Hescock launched Furnish Green when clients from his New York Wedding Dance company began to ask about the unique furniture he used to decorate the studio—a davenport here, a chesterfield there. He began touching up vintage furniture as a hobby, collecting the spoils from estate closings, garage sales, and shuttered B&B’s. The habit eventually turned into this green-minded retail business, where Hescock sells pieces ranging from the mid-twentieth century to modern Eames styles. The space brims with apartment-friendly furnishings—drop-leaf typewriter tables, compact sewing tables, vintage maître d' stands, and two-tier end tables—and upholstered couches and larger dressers spill out into the adjacent dance studio. The store specializes in rustic, shabby-chic wardrobes, shelves, and side tables. Most of the lacquers and paints are non-VOC (volatile organic compound) and 50 percent of the profits from donated pieces go to the Nature Conservancy.