Mon-Sat, 10:30am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm
1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; L at Sixth Ave.; F, M at 14th St.
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Although this furniture boutique sits among a handful of other Seventh Avenue home furnishing stores, it’s hard to miss Jensen-Lewis: The sprawling showroom stretches nearly six storefronts wide, offering passersby an open view of its many bedroom, living room, and office displays. Since it began selling its signature canvas sofas and chairs in 1964, this Chelsea fixture has evolved into a purveyor of contemporary home décor, corporate furniture, and eclectic, sleek accents; despite its size, it feels more like a European studio than a cold, look-but-don’t-touch furniture gallery. Against a backdrop of chartreuse walls, sales associates invite clients to test out the Ultrasuede sofas and sleek mahogany bedroom sets, and to take a closer look at the minimalist glass and metal coffee tables. The stock changes regularly, but always maintains a mod, linear style—and heavily favors European designers. Floor lamps, wine racks and other accessories complement the retailer’s big-ticket items.Extra
Platform, and storage beds offer urban dwellers and their progeny creative, well-crafted options in the tiny-bedroom squeeze.