|Gracious Home provides everything from home improvement basics to luxury items.–courtesy of Gracious Home|
New York City comes at a cost – close quarters, shady landlords demanding hefty rents, and quirky roommates all add up to a less-than-ideal home base. Though cookie-cutter apartments large enough to share the rent and charming shoebox walk-ups are the norm in Manhattan, both require vision and creativity to make a city house a home.
Enter Gracious Home, a retailer for endless housewares options and inspiration on interior design, home décor,
and much more. At
Gracious Home, you can find everything you need from quick lifestyle upgrades
(think throw pillows, blankets, and bedding), to gardening essentials, candles, high-end paper products, tabletop, and complete overhauls like shiny
new hardware and plumbing fixtures. And, their well-stocked lighting department will give you some
“bright” ideas to bring you out of the “dark” ages.
|Gracious Home offers plenty of gardening essentials.–courtesy of Gracious Home|
ordinary home goods store.”
service at a premium, with added bonuses such as delivery and installation. Their
trained, expert staff can answer most home design questions, and do so with
plenty of professionalism and zero pretension or condescension – a real treat
for anyone who has ever experienced snobby sales service at other upscale
Manhattan stores. Three convenient locations, the East Side at Third
Avenue and 70th Street, the West Side at Broadway and 67th
Street, and in Chelsea at West 25th Street off 6th
Avenue, make for a perfect weekend shopping trip or a quick drop-by after
Home, John Robshaw, Peacock Alley, Matouk, Sferra, and more. They also have
throws, blankets, and decorative pillows to revive your living room, or even a corner of your studio apartment. For pillows, you can find designs by Trina Turk, Yves
Delorme, among others. Their blankets and throws feature all the
same designers, too, like Matouk, Missoni, Sferra, and Peacock Alley.
|Bedding vignette from John Robshaw–courtesy of Gracious Home|
When it comes to lighting, Gracious Home has a wide selection, from diffused lighting and ambient lighting, to sconces, torchieres, flush mounts, lampshades and hanging lamps like pendants and chandeliers.
They also feature floor lamps by Flos Tatou and finials by Hillary Thomas, as
well as Ralph Lauren designs like the Annette Single Sconce and the Daniela Medium Two-Tier Chandelier.
|Annette Single Sconce–courtesy of Gracious Home|
|Daniela Medium Two-Tier Chandelier–courtesy of Gracious Home|
chance at Gracious Home, with varied choices in hardware
plumbing and fixtures. Designs include everything from minimalist modern to
conservative chic, with brands like Jason Wu for Brizo, Artos-Westover and DornBracht. For the French-obsessed romantic with some extra spending
money and liberal space, the Devon & Devon Cherie Collection Bath Tub with Decorative Feet, made in Italy, makes a great statement centerpiece for the most luxurious bath.
|Devon & Devon Cherie Collection Bathtub--courtesy of Gracious Home|
proceed with caution when on a budget, as a shopping spree at this higher end New York staple can lean toward the pricier side. It may not be the best
place for the bargain hunter looking for a quick home upgrade, and might be
better suited as an excuse to splurge on items like this colorful set of decorative trays from Fringe Studio, or this pair of no-stem wine glasses from Riedel.
|Decorative Trays from Fringe Studio--courtesy of Gracious Home|
|Riedel Glasses–courtesy of Gracious Home|
matter your decorating needs, a quick visit to this store on the East Side, West Side, or in Chelsea,
can transform any city apartment into a gracious
Gracious Home (Upper West Side)
Gracious Home (Upper East Side)
1220 3rd Avenue
Gracious Home (Chelsea)
45 W 25th St