Design discoveries from New York and beyond

Spring décor in flowery florals and vibrant hues are making waves into your homes. Check out our finds.

After a long, chilly spring, April finally delivered on its promise, and nature’s busting out all over on the home front. Handmade in India out of solid sand-cast brass, this stunning chrysanthemum candleholder comes in three finishes: polished (shown), antique, and nickel-plated. $1,428 for polished and antique brass, $1,785 for nickel-plated, Stephanie Odegard Collection, 200 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-545-0205,



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1 Floral Flourish
About Flowers, Dedar’s first floral print, comes in four colorways on dreamy linen and pays homage to modern art motifs from the early 1920s. Available to the trade, 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-546-9001,

2 Rosy Glow
Brand-new from John Derian, this pretty-in-pink plate is decoupaged with a vintage floral print. $48, at Catbird, 219 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 718-599-3457,, and John Derian, 6 E. 2nd St., NYC, 212-677-3917,

3 Orient Express
Made from antique obi fabric, this glimmering pillow recalls 19th-century Japan, when embroidered silk floral motifs were especially popular. $750 for a pair, at Antique Textiles Gallery, 19 E. 71st St., NYC, 212-794-8807,

4 Pouf Piece
MissoniHome’s vibrant Ocala pouf gives a flowery kick to any decor. $1,025, at MissoniHome, 181 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-719-2338,

5 Ring Master
A black nickel-plate orchid cast in stainless steel makes this ring catch extra alluring. $59, 136 W. 18th St., NYC, 212-461-6903,



1 Primary Punch
Brooklyn-based online outpost Leif specializes in simple, chic accessories, such as these dipped canvas pouches in striking primary hues. $36 each,

2 Color Block
Add flair to your kitchen with this sycamore cutting board dipped in contrasting nontoxic paint. $145, at Michele Varian, 27 Howard St., NYC, 212-343-0033,

3 Into The Light
The hanging Cornette lamp by Tse Tse features a vibrant yellow rim that’s particularly illuminating. Also available in pink, orange, red, and blue, $230, at Kisan, 125 Greene St., NYC, 212-475-2470,

4 Bowled Over
Piled with ice cream or fresh fruit, these ceramic dessert bowls make ideal vessels for summertime treats. Also available in gray and light blue, $5 each, at Canvas, 123 W. 17th St., NYC, 212-461-1496,

5 Glazed Vases
Artist Steve Keister’s hand-cast terra-cotta vases lend a blast of pizzazz to an otherwise humble material. Also available in light blue, $50 each, at Artware Editions, 270 Bowery, NYC, 212-463-7490,



With the ICFF celebrating its 25th anniversary and BKLYN Designs more popular than ever, May is definitely the season for cutting-edge design in New York. Opening its doors for the first time on May 8, the Collective Design Fair is joining the fray with a heady mix of high-end galleries and collectors including Maison Gerard, R 20th Century, Lost City Arts, and Cristina Grajales Gallery, among others. “There is an interesting duality about the fair,” says architect and interior designer Steven Learner, Collective’s founder and creative director. “The quality of the introductions and the galleries is high, but you don’t need a master’s degree or a fat checkbook to get in. We’re demystifying the notion of design and making it accessible and believable for everyone.” The four-day event takes place at Pier 57; for tickets and more information, go to

ABOVE: Stainless-steel flower lamp by Jean-Pierre Vitrac, 1970, from Demisch Danant. Courtesy of Demisch Danant

The traditional decorating shop with fabric samples in front and an army of upholsterers in back is an endangered species. But TapeMeasure, a new store in the heart of Pleasantville, is determined to save the planet when it comes to old-school furniture-making. The inspiration of Warren Cook and Elizabeth Calderone, a husband and wife team who have joined forces with top Westchester upholsterer Anna Maraldo, the shop is anything but workmanlike, with birchwood-paneled walls and vivid fabric displays from such vendors as Clarence House, Lee Jofa, and Osborne & Little. “Decor is like an extension of a person’s wardrobe,” says Calderone, a former fashion executive. “Our approach to home furnishings is the same as women’s ready-to-wear, matching customers with pieces that fit their personal style.” 41 Washington Ave., 914-769-6421, —Woody Hochswender

In her first collaboration with the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Thrift Shop, textile and home accessories designer Madeline Weinrib will be selling her wares in a charity sample sale May 3–5. Weinrib’s vibrant, colorful carpets, fabrics, furniture, and other home goods, handmade by artisans in India, Morocco, and Central Asia, will be marked down as much as 40 to 70 percent off retail, with proceeds benefiting the society’s patient care, education, and research programs. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 1440 Third Ave., NYC, 212-535-1250.