Inside the Upper East Side luxury condos for sale at 180 East 88th, one will find every hallmark of masterful craftsmanship and design. From plaster cove detailing and herringbone floors, to custom picture rails, it all comes together to create a space that feels polished and refined. Experiencing such architectural splendor, it’s natural to envision how one’s own eye for décor would find the perfect canvas on which to create a sense of home. For our part, we’ve selected our favorite local Upper East Side interior design and décor shops for future residents to explore.
1097 Madison Avenue
If your style tends to veer toward the lighthearted and modern, you may feel right at home in Jonathan Adler’s shop, where pops of color and bold, eye-catching pieces are the rule, rather than the exception. Here, polished sophistication collides with fun in the form of loud, geometric patterns or literal splashes of color, as in the 1948 Dinnerware Collection. Classic white dinnerware is actually splattered with gold, perfect for showcasing your free spirit at a dinner party while also complimenting the design of your new kitchen.
962 Lexington Avenue
For those of us who have an affinity for the seaside town aesthetic (think teak and rattan), Mecox Gardens is well worth exploring. Here, pieces with a woodsy, nautical feel give a nod to all things bohemian while retaining an air of refinement. Check out the Mecox Collection for gems like the Brighton lacquered bar cart, a neon-hued dream on four wheels—reason enough all on its own to host a cocktail party.
1015 Madison Avenue
If you swoon at the sight of rich, warm wood, sanded and stained by hand, you may want to make a stop at Thos. Moser. In 1972, the Moser family started a woodworking shop, handcrafting elegant, functional furniture. Since then, this team of craftsmen has grown from a few to many, yet their furniture retains its classic and timeless appeal, as well as its incredible quality. Many of the pieces are marked by simple, modern lines, and a desire to let the wood itself be the star. We’re particularly smitten with their tables. Gathering for a meal can be a precious, almost sacred time; why not do it around a piece worthy of the occasion?
34 East 61st Street
The designs of Christian Liaigre epitomize refinement. A recent Architectural Digest article described his brand’s aesthetic as “synonymous with easy, timeless style: architectural elegance, generous proportions, solid wood, bold design—all swathed in sumptuous materials like marble and cashmere.” Indeed, their furniture and decorative objects seem to bring an expansive, airy feel to any space, along with a Parisian sense of cool that can’t be imitated. The Upper East Side showroom bears Liaigre’s mark, according to New York Magazine, “as though it were his home.”