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Anthropologie's new Decorator Concept shop.Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

One Woman’s Trash Is Another’s Wallpaper
Having mastered the art of making wallpaper out of just about anything, Este Lewis is putting on a show at The Proposition gallery, framing the lavish mid-century furniture of Dilinger James Mont. Three spaces filled with Mont’s dense, rich fabrics and extravagantly textured surfaces will be nestled between walls of sponges, resealable plastic bags, chocolate-bar wrappers, and butterfly stickers. Meet the artist this Saturday at the opening reception (2 Extra Pl., at E. 1st St.; 212-242-0035; 3/26–5/1)

Connecting the Design Dots
Anthropologie gives its line of housewares the hard sell this week, launching a “decorator concept” capsule inside its Chelsea location. The studio-like space, one of a dozen popping up in stores across the country, will pair large-scale rugs, hardware, and wallpapers with smaller houseware staples. The space will be outfitted with all kinds of design inspirations—books, magazines, wallpaper swatches—to be joined by regularly scheduled workshops with decorating professionals (401 W. 15th St. at Ninth Ave.; 212-620-3116; launches 3/24).

Make Your Linen Closet Jealous
Cold, cavernous Park Avenue Armory will get a whole lot warmer this week, filling up with blankets amassed by the American Folk Art Museum in “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts.” The museum pulled more than 600 quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose, hanging some from the armory’s 45-foot rafters. Take a seat at the center of the exhibit, where chairs are set in a circle, quilting bee style, and gaze up at several hundred years’ worth of stitched linens (643 Park Ave., nr. 67th st.; 212-616-3930; 3/25–3/30)

Onward and Upward
Antique aficionado David Stypmann is having a moving sale, leaving his 24-year-old shop on the Sixth Avenue antique row for new digs uptown. His collection of vintage lamps, furniture, and various found treasures (pottery, china, mirrors, you name it) are going for 20 to 60 percent off their original prices, and going fast (190 Sixth Ave., nr. Spring St.; 212-226-5717; through May).

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