Marimekko

IMG_3677
I dream of having a truly stylish apartment.  It would be one of those funky yet sleek yet functional apartments you used to see featured in Domino magazine.  I am not there yet, and probably never will since I have two children and a husband with equal say in how I decorate, but I find plenty of inspiration at Marimekko in the Flatiron District (right next door to Eataly).  This store is all about putting elements of bold design and bright color in what would otherwise be an ordinary space.  I have one piece from Marimekko – a plate sitting on my foyer table that my husband has named the “clutter plate” because all of our odds and ends seem to land there (and because he views the plate itself as clutter).  But, believe it or not, having that plate sitting on my otherwise boring brown table makes me happy.
Marimekko has pieces that can brighten your wardrobe, kitchen, living room, or bathroom.  This is the ultimate place to find a housewarming gift.
IMG_3679
IMG_3680
IMG_3689
IMG_3690
IMG_3691
The real reason I shop here, though, is because of the beautiful fabric they sell by the foot.  The patterns are gorgeous and unique.
IMG_3681
I once bought a few yards of a black and white pattern and sewed  a couple of decorative pillows for a friend.  (I borrowed this easy pattern from a fellow blogger and they really were a masterpiece.)  The only downside of Marimekko is the price tag.   There are no bargains to be had here, but you know what?  Inspiration is free.
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Flatiron District and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Marimekko

  1. Pingback: A Sunny Day | Goodbye, New York

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s