These Are the 4 Best Interior Design Stores in NYC, According to Our Style Editor

I shop for a living, and I know that these design destinations are the creme de la creme, where I get almost everything for me home. Here's what to buy from each

ABC Carpet & Home
(Image credit: ABC Carpet & Home)

I'm a New Yorker who shops for a living, and let me tell you, it's both a blessing and a curse in a city known for its top-notch shopping scene. Amidst its luxury fashion and vintage gems, what continually strikes me are the incredible design stores scattered across the city. There's this eclectic energy, this vibrant spirit, that's perfectly captured in their collections. New York City interiors have an indescribable charm that captivates the world, and the design stores here offer everything you need to bring that vibe home.

Among the best home decor stores, one such gem is ABC Carpet & Home, a true New York City institution with over 125 years of history. According to Suki LaBarre, Vice President of Merchandising & E-commerce at ABC, the store aims to provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with a carefully curated collection of furniture, rugs, and more from around the globe. “Our goal is to serve as a source of inspiration for designers and customers alike in the New York area and beyond," she explains. It's a sentiment shared by many of the city's best design stores: they're all about bringing unique interior design ideas to life.

As Frank Sinatra famously said, "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere." So when it comes to interior design stores in the Big Apple, it's hard to go wrong because they all offer something special. But as someone who lives and breathes shopping, I like to think I have a good eye for the best of the best. In the following roundup, I'll be sharing more about ABC Carpet & Home and my other favorite NYC design stores that truly stand out. And the best part? You don't have to be in the city to enjoy them — all of these stores have websites, bringing a taste of New York City style right to your doorstep. Happy shopping!

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The Best Interior Design Stores in NYC

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ABC Carpet & Home

From its origins as a humble pushcart business selling carpets on Manhattan's Lower East Side, ABC Carpet & Home has flourished into a flagship location at 888 Broadway since the 1980s. According to LaBarre, the store's core mission remains unchanged: "selling handmade rugs and broadloom carpet." Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2022, ABC continues to help “shoppers bring magic home through a unique in-store experience and one of the largest and most diverse rug and home collections in the world,” explains the Vice President. Located in Union Square, ABC collaborates with local artisans globally, honoring their work and supporting their communities. While renowned for its world-class assortment of carpets — including swoon worthy vintage varieties — don’t think that’s all they have in store. A mere glance at ABC’s flagship and you’ll be met with a dazzling array of inventive goods from furniture to their expanding collection of home decor, abcDNA.

ABC Carpet & Home: 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

MOMA Design Store

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) boasts one of the most impressive collections of contemporary paintings and sculptures in the world. Its inaugural exhibition was in 1929, and just three short years later pioneered the world's first curatorial department dedicated to architecture and design. Situated in what many refer to as the center of the world, the MOMA was quick to recognize design's broader cultural influence. Naturally, its design store, reflecting this ethos, offers unique and imaginative pieces with surprising functionality. Each item must meet eight strict criteria to be carried in the store, ensuring an accurate representation of design movements and designers. From colorful 'chicken' baskets to decorative Yayoi Kusama pumpkins, visit MOMA Design Store for museum-worthy pieces that infuse everyday life with art and novelty.

MOMA Design Store: 44 W. 53rd St., Manhattan, NY, 10019

Coming Soon

Nestled in the dynamic Lower East Side, Coming Soon combines a furniture design store with a gift shop, offering a must-visit destination for the creatively inclined and trend-driven. With founders Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria bringing backgrounds in fine art and high-end design, it's no wonder that the store boasts a thoughtfully eclectic assortment of contemporary home decor items. Guaranteed to infuse personality into any space, the store's dynamic and ever-changing collection promises moments of 'oohs' and 'ahhs' and instant inspiration.

Coming Soon: 53 Canal St, New York, NY 10002

Love House NYC

Love House stands out as the newest gem on this list. While its inception dates back only to late 2018, its swift rise to prominence in New York and beyond underscores the quality of its diverse and thoughtful selections. Offering a blend of emerging talents and established designers alongside timeless vintage pieces, Love House is the go-to destination for discovering that awe-inspiring item to elevate your space indefinitely. Keep in mind, however, that appointments are required to visit the store, emphasizing its commitment to bespoke, one-of-a-kind interior design experiences. Unsure where to begin? The team at Love House will gladly assist you in finding your perfect piece. Although I've only visited once, the beauty and meticulous curation of its offerings continue to captivate my thoughts — there's certainly a reason behind its name, "Love House."

Love House: 214 Sullivan St Ste 2D New York, NY 10012

Appointments: info@lovehouseny.com 

Julia Demer
Style editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.