Whether you’ve just closed on your new NoMad luxury condo or are looking to give your prewar apartment a new look, buying furniture in Manhattan can seem daunting. Fortunately, NoMad is one of the prime shopping neighborhoods for furnishing a luxury condo in New York City. Here are our picks for the five best luxury furniture stores to visit when decorating your NoMad apartment:
Natuzzi Italia (105 Madison Avenue)
Italian company Natuzzi has been making high-end furniture since the 1950s, and their midtown location is both spacious and conveniently-located for NoMad residents. Natuzzi Italia carries furniture for every room in a range of styles, including classic leather-clad bed frames, modern glass-top dining tables, minimalist rugs, and everything in between. Natuzzi’s furniture is designed and built in Italy, giving many of the collections a European sensibility that will be right at home in your NoMad apartment.
Room & Board (236 W 18th St)
Just a little ways south of Madison Square Park is Room & Board, the high-end furniture store that offers clients personalized design services to help them furnish their home in style. The Room & Board location on 18th Street location features one of the company’s largest showrooms, where clients can see full-room settings to get a sense of what the pieces would look like in their homes. And, because Room & Board is a proud supporter of the Ali Forney Center, a local charity serving LGBTQ homeless youth, shopping here can count as your good deed of the day.
Design Within Reach (903 Broadway)
If modernism is your thing, your first stop should be Design Within Reach on Broadway and E 20th Streets. DWR’s Studios (as they call their showrooms) are more public park than museum gallery, as the company encourages clients to give their sleek pieces a “test drive” by climbing, reclining, or lying on them. In addition to the tactile experience, DWR offers design service including home visits and expert consultations to ensure that their clients make the most of DWR’s massive collection of modern design furnishings.
Ethan Allen (915 Broadway)
Ethan Allen has been designing, building, and selling iconic luxury furnishings since 1932. At their Design Center on Broadway, clients will find examples of their luxury upholstery and casegoods as well as the myriad fabrics and finishes with which these items can be customized. This year’s collection includes the Harley Lounge Chair, an updated take on a classic piece of living room furniture that is available in a range of fabrics and leathers.
Restoration Hardware (935 Broadway)
There’s something for everyone at Restoration Hardware, where clients will find items ranging from meticulous reproductions of classic tufted leather sofas to modernist chandeliers to minimalist paintings. RH specializes in customization, meaning that nearly all of their wide selection of items can be ordered in a range of fabrics, leather qualities, or wood finishes. But fear not: if the selection is overwhelming, a member of the RH Design Team will use their multidisciplinary training help you find the perfect pieces to compliment your new NoMad home.
While these stores should be your first stop when furnishing your NoMad apartment, there’s no end of great shops in Manhattan to find pieces that make your home feel special. Let these stores inspire the next step in your home decor journey, then tell us know how it goes in the comments!