John Erik Karkula once recommended word-of-the-day wallpaper for President George W. Bush, and the designs in his Meatpacking District space are equally inventive. Despite the reddish-orange walls at the entrance, furniture in this modern gallery is primarily ivory, tan and black. The main level focuses on living-room furnishings, while a smaller area downstairs is geared toward home offices.
With exclusive New York representation of Paola Lenti and December Box, the store consistently showcases each company's goods. The former's woven chairs and felt couches make frequent appearances on a raised platform, while the latter's match strikers and dimmer switches are in constant demand. The cashier counter contains a built-in case of Peter D'Aquino jewelry, enticing customers to add last-minute purchases to their orders. And because even work space must be stylish, the lower level offers office accessories like Levy & Prebois notebooks and System 180 shelving.