Shop Talk

Design discoveries from New York and beyond. From sexy decor to punchy interiors, we've got all you need to make your own unique space.

All That Shimmers
It’s time to fire things up for fall. Crafted locally in New York, this limited-edition Craig Van Den Brulle lamp (one of 40) has been meticulously dipped from base to finial in pure bronze. $5,000, 192 Elizabeth St., NYC, 212-925-6760,


1 Diamond Jubilation
Color-savvy decorator Amanda Nisbet has teamed up with rug maestro Kyle Bunting to create an exclusive collection of rugs inspired by traditional ikat prints. $114/sq. ft., at Holly Hunt, 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-755-6555,,

2 Neutral Territory
Not all of your summer whites need to go back into the closet after Labor Day. Why would anyone want to keep this lattice-weave pillow behind closed doors? $410, at de Le Cuona, 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-702-0800,

3 warming Trend
Ward off the chill of autumn evenings with this luxurious blush chinchilla throw. $40,000, at Frette, 799 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-988-5221,

4 purple Majesty
This sleek cabinet seems pared down to the bare essentials, but it includes lots of smart storage within. $11,430, at Profiles, 200 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-689-6903,

5 Table Talk
In her first collection of furniture designed exclusively for Suite New York, Kelly Behun captures the light with No. 62, a one-inch-thick Lucite table with a hand-painted striped “bolster” base. $3,500, at Suite New York, 419 Park Ave. S., NYC, 212-421-3300,


1 five Star
Available in five finishes, this pentagonal chandelier features heavy brass tubes lit from each end, creating an enveloping glow above the dining table. From $7,500 to $10,500, at the Bright Group, 200 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-726-9030,,

2 magic Carpet
The delicate and intricate nature of traditional hand-weaving is brought to the fore with the rich ambers and deep burnt oranges of this sumptuous Persian rug. $12,500, at Orley Shabahang, 241 E. 58th St., NYC, 212-421-5800,

3 gold Digger
This isn’t just your average pillow. Inky black and shimmery gold detailing turn an everyday accent piece into something to remember. $2,495, at Ralph Lauren, 888 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-434-8000,

4 shelf Life
Sexy and streamlined, this stainless-steel bookcase will make your books and collectibles look like works of art. $2,595, at Safavieh, 902 Broadway, NYC, 212-477-1234,

5 all Lacquered Up
With its high-gloss lace-wood top and golden triangular base, this table makes a stunning statement piece in even the most demure dining rooms. $25,425, at Lorin Marsh, 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-759-8700,


From Hamburg to Hong Kong and Singapore to New York, the Affordable Art Fair is a worldwide initiative that makes fine art available to the masses. The New York installment of this year’s fair runs October 3 to 6 at the Tunnel in Chelsea, featuring an array of paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures ranging in price from $100 to $10,000, as well as lectures and workshops. Left: Erin Hammond, Blanca (2013), mixed media on panel, $650. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to —Alicia Roderick



From India’s legendary dyed cotton to China’s sumptuous silks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800” traces the history of the commercial textile trade during the three centuries leading up to the industrial revolution. Nearly 150 textiles including tapestries, costumes, furnishings, curtains, bedcovers, and church vestments (like the 17th-century chasuble pictured here, right) will be on view. From September 16 to January 5, 2014; for more information, call 212-535-7710 or go to —Morgan Dancy






Pop-culture buffs can see the world as Andy Warhol saw it in “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” an exhibition on view through October 7 at the 1stdibs showroom in Manhattan. Curated by Jim Hedges, these photographs have never previously been displayed in public and range from high-profile parties to intimate moments with Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall to behind-the-scenes shots of Liza Minnelli and Tina Turner. Above: Debbie Harry, from the estate of Ronnie Cutrone. 200 Lexington Ave.; for more information, e-mail —Miranda Agee


“The billionaire’s designer” Geoffrey Bradfield showcases the homes of his powerful clientele and their museum-worthy art collections in Artistic License (Smallwood & Stewart). Decorator, product designer, and shop owner Thomas O’Brien looks back on his 25-year career in Aero: Beginning to Now (Abrams), while interior decorator Thomas Pheasant gives readers a tour of his lavish, timeless designs in Thomas Pheasant: Simply Serene (Rizzoli). In Beauty at Home (Potter Style), Aerin Lauder provides her recipe for elegant living at her residences on Park Avenue and in the Hamptons. Tom Scheerer Decorates (Vendome Press) is a study of the designer’s trademark restrained aesthetic, put to good use in perfectly “undone” rooms. More than 30 urban murals painted by world-renowned artists are featured in Murals of New York City (Rizzoli), photographed by Joshua McHugh and written by Glenn Palmer-Smith. Fancy something farther afield? An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé (Rizzoli) chronicles architect and designer Timothy Corrigan’s purchase, renovation, and redesign of an 18th-century château in the Loire Valley. Speaking of France, Francophiles will exult in Baccarat 1764: Two Hundred and Fifty Years (Rizzoli), a compendium of luxury from the fabled crystal house. Dallas-based decorator Jan Showers celebrates sensibly chic getaways in Glamorous Retreats (Abrams), while Elissa Cullman’s second book, The Detailed Interior (Monacelli Press), reveals the secrets behind utterly sophisticated spaces. And calm yet eclectic interiors lavished with natural light round out Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light (Rizzoli). —Miranda Agee