Cocooning in new interiors shops
There may not be freezing temperatures in our winters, but we still enjoying cocooning. And now that two of our favorite Manhattan-based home stores have opened boutiques on West Third Street, we're doing it in style.
Haus Interior is a knockout boutique stocked with the sort of charming bibelots that reflect a homeowner's personality. We're drawn to its nickel horse-head sculptures repurposed as bookends ($252 each), seagrass cube ottomans ($130) and a distinctive bark table lamp ($375). This store is much roomier than the original Little Italy location in the Big Apple, so we can better enjoy browsing amid the stripy textiles and bargello-print wallpaper that both shops share.
Just down the street is Area, a textiles shop inspired by owner Anki Spets's native Sweden. Luscious sheets, duvet covers and shams are stocked in dozens of hues--surprising for such a small company--and best of all, each season's palette is carefully chosen to complement past collections. Materials include percale, sateen and our favorite splurge, linen (a pair of standard pillowcases, for example, costs $135), which is fabricated using old-world techniques in Lithuania.
We just got a new reason to sleep late.