Gardenology Takes Manhattan : Inspo at ABC Home

When in the city that never sleeps, number one on our agenda is to hit ABC Home, a world of design inspiration on 6 cavernous floors. Here, one can find every possible home decor aspiration: antique sofas on creaky wooden floors, sparkling chandeliers hanging from high ceilings, Moroccan carpets in every color, a variety of eclectic dinnerware, and the displays, oh the displays!

Sitting right in Union Square, one can also hit the weekend farmer's market in the park when visiting ABC, based in the bustling Flatiron district among several other design stores.

Aside from the mismatched ceramic dinnerware, we also can't get enough of the general space. Observe the honeycomb tile floors, they're worn in but it works. And kudos to the genius that build a table around the large pillar that supports this beautiful old space.

Wandering along on the first floor, we are loving the mix of modern dinnerware atop antique furnishings. And beyond the honeycomb tile we find aged parquet floors.

The feminine prints and subtle green hues in this darling table setting brings us back in time to Grandma's house for dinner.

Last tabletop photo, we promise. But the mixture of quirky shapes, textures and soft neutral shades had us reeling! This look is so Mad Hatter tea party.

White sofas and sectionals over faded vintage rugs and a pop of texture and black- looks familiar, no?

The photo doesn't even begin to do these beautiful handcrafted ceramic pieces justice. But let's talk about this 'shelfie' - the juxtaposition of the modern and organic against the aged cement wall is to die for.

Oh hey, this looks familiar, too. Pom Pom at Home has their very own 'shop in shop'. We think it's safe to say that ABC Carpet and Home has good taste.


And finally, a closer look at the beautiful details of the old building, details that are so common in places like NY but so rare for us Californians. At least we can show our appreciation for the little things.

We hope you enjoyed the tour. That was really only about three of the six floors. Do you have any shopping tips in NYC that you'd care to share?