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Almond Hartzog, a furniture showroom in the heart of the Design District, showcases a curated collection 15 years in the making. Most pieces are of Scandinavian design dating from the 1920’s to late 1960’s and are sourced from European auction houses. Newer items, including local designs, are scattered throughout the show room floor.


Whether you’re trying to create your own Mad Men-inspired office space, or seeking out that rare vintage armchair to compliment a mid-century themed living room, it’s worth paying a visit to Monument. The owners, Michael De Angelis and Samuel Genthner have done a remarkable job of curating outstanding Scandinavian mid-century pieces (from Danish masters like Finn Juhl and Jens Risom) along with a deep selection of baroque and mod-era accessories and ornaments. Their inventory is regularly updated, so there are always new treasures to be discovered on any given visit.


At Farnsworth, the operative theme is “meticulous curation.” The collection of antique furniture stocked here revolves around historical modernist décor from the late 1940’s through to 1970. Pieces carried include designs from American pioneers like Dunbar, Eames and Herman Miller along with a varied sampling of outre artifacts from the 20th Century. Chances are that modern-era rosewood cabinet you’ve been hunting diligently for several years will be sitting neatly in a corner waiting for you to give it a new home. The owner Jeff Farnsworth is a master at restoration, so you can be assured that anything you find here will be in pristine condition.


Staying true to the rule-breaking trope conjured up by its name, Coup d’etat is a one-of-a-kind home furnishings destination that struts bravely to its own Stradivarius. Their expansive showroom space also serves as a fertile inspiration source for free-thinking interior decorators due to the fearless and creative manner in which they present a deep cache of antique and original items. Mixing modern art-deco with ornate Venetian — Why not? Pairing a salvaged shipyard table with a Suzani-draped ottoman? —That works too. Minimalism is thrown out the window here, and we must say, the end result is quite spectacular.

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