Category Archives: SHOPS

Snooze but Don’t Lose: Barry Goralnick Goes Shopping for Night Stands with the New York Times

This week the Home & Garden section of the New York Times asked me to choose eight night stands for their “Shopping With . . . ” column. It was an inspiring assignment, and I was able to come up with a terrific group of bedside tables.

The New York Times, Thursday, Feb 13, 2014The New York Times, Home & Garden, Shopping with Barry Goralnick, Feb 13, 2014Barry Goralnick with a pair of Ico Parisi cabinets at Bernd Goeckler’s antiques store in the East VillageShopping for night stands with Barry Goralnick in the New York TimesNight stands chosen by Barry Goralnick for Shopping With . . . in the New York Times

Here’s where I went shopping:
Bernd Goeckler Antiques, 30 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003;
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 210 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012;
Urban Outfitters, multiple New York City locations;
Lobel Modern, 39 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012;
Blu Dot, 140 Wooster Street, New York City, NY 10012:
Oly, 408 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013;


All in a Daybed’s Work: Laura Bohn Goes Shopping in the New York Times

This week I was delighted to be asked by the New York Times to choose eight daybeds for their “Shopping  With . . .” column. The assignment was a lot of fun and I think I was able to find some great pieces.

New York Times, 10-31-2013Shopping with Laura Bohn, New York Times, 10-31-2013Shopping with Laura Bohn by Tim McKeough in The New York Times, 10-31-2013Daybeds chosen by Laura Bohn for the New York Times, 10-31-2013

Here’s where I went shopping:
Dmitriy & Co., 133 W 25th Street, #2e, New York, NY 10001;
Blu Dot, 140 Wooster Street, New York City, NY 10012;
Restoration Hardware, 935 Broadway, New York, NY 10010;
ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003;
Room & Board, 105 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012;
West Elm, 112 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011;
Williams-Sonoma Home, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019;


Stockholm Syndrome: Laura Bohn’s Favorite New Products from the 2014 IKEA Catalog

The recently released 2014 IKEA Catalog is full of terrific new products. Here are some that caught my eye–I’ll be checking them out when I make my fall visit to the local store.

Bjornloka duvet cover and pillowcases by IKEA

I love the all-cotton BJÖRNLOKA duvet cover and pillowcases with their bold black-and-white stripes.

Hektar pendant lamp by IKEA

The totally industrial look of the HEKTAR pendant lamp is amazing, absolutely perfect for hanging over a kitchen island.

Stockholm swivel easy chair by IKEA, yellow

 I have to have the STOCKHOLM Swivel Easy Chair–not only does it rotate, it also comes in green and brown.

Knapper floor mirror by IKEA
Knapper floor mirror back by IKEA

The KNAPPER Floor Mirror is the greatest–neatly tucked behind it are hooks and a rail for hangers, so you can have your work clothes out of sight but ready and waiting for you in the morning.

Söderhamn sofa by IKEA

The SÖDERHAMN Sofa is part of a marvelous sectional seating system that includes armchairs, chaises, ottomans, and corner units that can be endlessly reconfigured.

Grundtal laundry bin by IKEA

The GRUNDTAL Laundry Bin hangs from the wall on a stainless steel bracket. Who knew a laundry basket could be so chic and practical?

Stockholm fabric by IKEA

Designed by Maria Vinka, the all-cotton STOCKHOLM  fabric is big and graphic and would look great as a wall covering.

Stockholm bed frame with slatted bed baseby IKEA

The STOCKHOLM Slatted Bed Frame and Base is made of stained ash and has leather headboard cushions. I love this combination of materials, which make it look like a much more expensive brand.

Locksta easy chair by IKEA, orange

The LOCKSTA Easy Chair has a steel frame and a removable and washable fabric cover. It’s proportions are great–I can see it as a useful bedroom chair.

Krokig wall hook by IKEA

I love the fun and boldness of these KROKIG Wall Hooks–they’d be ideal for a kid’s room.