- READER REVIEWS
Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
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This venue is closed.
What began as a framed poster store in the California Valley, in 1979, quickly expanded to a comprehensive home-furniture and accessories outpost with a presence in 24 states. The 14,000-square-foot Soho store, opened in 2006, offers a wider selection than West Elm and CB2 for downtown singles and couples looking for sofas, bedding, and dishware on a budget. Split into two levels, the cavernous space has a loftlike layout with merchandise styled in small vignettes. Upstairs, dressed beds with side tables are stationed near velvet chaises and upholstered sectionals. There’s also an array of glassware, dishes, and tabletop accessories and—in keeping with the store’s roots—an assortment of posters and prints. Downstairs, white columns and black walls make for a more industrial look, and a collection of sconces, lamps, and fountains mix with random decorative objects such as sea-turtle statues and peacock feathers. Fabrics and prints change seasonally: Faux zebra stripes and leopard spots keep company with more sedate patterns, and skull-and-crossbone-themed dish sets sit alongside traditional diner-style mugs.