My Favorite Things

Miho Kosuda bouquet.Photo: Danny Kim/New York Magazine
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Roopal Patel, fashion director, Moda Operandi

Miho Kosuda never fails to deliver the most visually stunning bouquet for any occasion. You will never look at flowers the same way. 310 E. 44th St., nr. Second Ave., Ste. B; 212-922-9122.

I shop for lampshades the same way I shop for accessories: I can never have enough, and Just Shades has the biggest selection. 21 Spring St., nr. Elizabeth St.; 212-966-2757.

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Everyone knows and loves John Derian for his découpage because he’s simply the best at it. But go there for great little sculptures, ornaments, and papier-mâché-animal trophies, too. They’ve got so much personality and charm. 6 E. 2nd St., nr. Bowery; 212-677-3917.

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The walls in my apartment are painted in colors inspired by fashion. At Benjamin Moore, I was able to match my orange Hermès boxes, and I actually found a color chip called Dior Grey. 80 Fourth Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-477-6930.

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The most essential luxury may be Leontine Linens’s high-thread-count sheets, adorned with classic borders and monograms. They also make great tablecloths during dinner parties. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave, nr. 58th St., seventh fl.; 212-753-7300.

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My kitchen lighting—which infused serious personality into the room—is by Jonathan Adler. His pieces have such whimsy. 47 Greene St., nr. Grand St.; 212-941-8950.

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Nate Berkus, designer, host of The Nate Berkus Show

My favorite metal is brass, so naturally, the Brass Center is a don’t-miss for knobs, door handles, and drawer pulls. I’ve even found great belt hooks there. 248 E. 58th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-421-0090.

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Be prepared to find a half-dozen things you simply can’t resist at Showplace Antiques + Design Center (40 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-633-6063) or High Style Deco (224 W. 18th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-647-0035). On one trip to High Style, I found a set of Fornasetti plates.

My chevron-wood floors make me so happy every day, and I have LV Wood Floors to thank for every board. 24 W. 20th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-627-9663.

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With Belle Fleur, I never have to worry that they’ll send something loaded with baby’s breath. 134 Fifth Ave., nr. 19th St.; 212-254-8703.

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My kitchen is located in the middle of the floor plan, so I was fixated on appliances. The Electrolux line has the most gorgeous options. Gringer and Sons, 29 First Ave., nr. 2nd St.; 212-475-0600.

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Rafael de Cárdenas, founder, Architecture at Large

I only give gifts that I would want for myself, so it makes sense that I go to Future Perfect for all my gifts. 55 Great Jones St., nr. Bowery; 212-473-2500.

Emily Thompson Flowers’ arrangements are very wild and natural. It looks like she literally gathered them in a forest and threw them on a table. 57 Jay St., at Water St., Dumbo; 347-529-5145.

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Mantiques Modern is a good place to find obscure objects. I never go there for anything in particular, but I always leave with something. 146 W. 22nd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-206-1494.

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Inigo Elizalde was a painter, but then he began making rugs. I don’t know why he switched, but I’m glad he did. Inigo Elizalde Rugs, 551 W. 21st St., nr. Eleventh Ave., Ste. 310; 917-216-7855.

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For architecture or landscape inspiration, I love Dashwood Books. They have the best selection of photography books. 33 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-387-8520.

Maharam has fabrics I’ve never seen anywhere else. 251 Park Ave. S., nr. 20th St.; 212-614-2900.

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Humberto Leon and Carol Lim,founders, Opening Ceremony

Obscura Antiques & Oddities
is a great store for browsing. You’ll stumble upon these amazing pieces you never knew you needed. 207 Ave. A, nr. 13th St.; 212-505-9251.

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Baxter & Liebchen is a vintage design store that has the most incredible modernist furniture. 33 Jay St., nr. Plymouth St., Vinegar Hill; 718-797-0630.

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Phillips De Pury & Company conducts beautiful art auctions. We found great art to hang on the still-bare walls of our Paris apartment. 450 Park Ave., at 57th St.; 212-940-1300.

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Bang & Olufsen speakers are of the greatest quality but also focus on the element of design. 927 Broadway, nr. 21st St.; 212-388-9792.

Rent a van and go to Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market. You’ll leave with a home’s worth of beautiful antiques. 428 Rt. 216, nr. Brothers Rd., Stormville, N.Y.; for dates.

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Schoolhouse Electric’s
light fixtures and shades date from the turn of the century through the late forties. The shades are all handblown, and the brass fixtures are handcrafted. 27 Vestry St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-226-6113.

I always pick up prints and sketches during my travels, which I then take to General Art for customized framing. 180 Varick St., nr. Charlton St., Ste. 1104; 212-255-1298.

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At BDDW, each piece is beautifully crafted and of the utmost quality. Humberto has a mirror from there in his apartment that I am insanely jealous of. 5 Crosby St., nr. Howard St.; 212-625-1230.

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Architectural Systems has a great selection of beautiful sustainable flooring from reclaimed materials. It’s always the first place I go. 150 W. 25th St., nr. Seventh Ave., eighth fl.; 212-206-1730.

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Waris Ahluwalia, jewelry designer

I like Olde Good Things for everything, but especially lampposts and doorknobs. 5 E. 16th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-989-8814.

Madeleine Mendonca will make you want to put curtains in every room. By appointment;

For my special bookbinding projects, Judith Ivory always comes through. She turns books into works of art. 25 E. 4th St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-677-1015.

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Sara and Jim, the founders of Glass Past, have an incredible selection of antique Italian glass from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By appointment;

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Going to Mood Designer Fabrics is like falling down the rabbit hole. You’ll find every trim, button, and accessory you could possibly need—and many you don’t but can’t resist. 225 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., third fl.; 212-730-5003.

Jawed at Excel Framing has framed everything for me, from photographs to jewelry. 38 Third Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-982-8080.

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Jacques Carcanagues was one of the first dealers to bring Asian antiques to New York. He has everything you could possibly need to make your place more Zen. 21 Greene St., nr. Canal St.; 212-925-8110.

My Favorite Things