Steven Sclaroff recently discovered a stash of illustrator Phil Berry’s drawings, circa 1940, for a Western novel. The ten black-ink pieces depict scenes from a cowboy contemplating life on the range to an all-out brawl ($600 each, framed).
801 Greenwich Street
Chain-saw bears are a bit of a cliché, but wax ones are surprisingly sweet. The candles also come in black ($13).
17 Eighth Avenue
You don’t need a Ralph Lauren– outfitted life to embrace the lodge look, but an antler chandelier always helps. Made in Montana (by a pastor’s son) from naturally shed antlers, the chandeliers are electrified and come in small ($450), medium ($625), and large ($800). By custom order; allow six to eight weeks for delivery.
526 Hudson Street
This earthy, footed fruit bowl may look like a bit of a grand old tree, but it’s actually terra-cotta that’s been specially treated to look like bark ($155).
418 East 75th Street
A flokati in front of the fireplace can look a little dated – not to mention dingy – after a short time. Today’s alternative? Hide rugs, which are gussying up everything from rustic retreats to over-the-top urban palaces. Pottery Barn’s are the standard five feet by eight feet or so, with brown-and-white markings, at about the best prices we’ve seen. Markings vary; sold via Internet only ($399.99).
Is your ski house looking a bit shabby? For starters, cover its drab sofa with a colorful blanket. We like this grandma-chic patchwork one, composed of knit squares in different colors and patterns. Flip it when you get bored – the whole thing is backed in deep-red corduroy ($128).
375 West Broadway
85 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street
Northville, New York–based artist Sandy Vohr has spent over 30 years creating what she calls her Leather Zoo, a line of stuffed leather animals that function as paperweights, banks, bookends (shown here), and plain old toys ($128 for set of two).
676 Amsterdam Avenue, at 93rd Street
The Enchanted Forest
85 Mercer Street