Thursday, March 11, 2010

ABC easy as 1, 2, 3

When visiting New York many design lovers hear the calls of their mother ship begging  them to come home, which means a visit to ABC Carpet & Home


Visting ABC is an all day affair. There are six different floors with the last one housing our all time favorite rugs.


The one and only Madeline Weinrib (great- grand daughter to the founder of ABC Carpet & Home) has her atelier on floor six. The highest floor in the building aka the one closest to heaven!


It is pure bliss to be surrounded by her beautiful wares:

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`Ah one day when I decide that I can deal with only having one kidney I’ll be the proud owner of a Madeline Weinrib rug!


Yes the main problem with ABC Carpet & Home has to be the prices. You may rub shoulders with Julia Roberts while you are there, but you’ll also need a wallet like hers to purchase some of their items.


Don’t worry there is hope for us yet!  A quick jaunt to the Bronx and you can get your ABC Carpet & Home fix for a fraction of the price at their outlet store!


Now don’t get too excited. When things are normally priced in the thousands a discount on them can still be in the thousands, but there are some good deals to be found.


Here is what we where met with upon entering the store:


Loved seeing all the carpet samples displayed on the wall. It looked like a massive collage.


The outlet was full of furniture. Many styles to choose from, but we saw a lot of Asian inspired pieces.


Continuation of furniture:


They did have a small section with bath and bedding pieces as well.


The 2nd level houses all of their carpets and it was on that floor that we spotted Madeline Weinrib rugs and pillows! Some of the pillows were a great deal. That massive green chevron pillow was only $99 and some of the smaller toss pillows were $65!


While we walked away empty handed it was a fun trip. Plus a perk for drivers is that they have a parking lot, which is a perk for stores in the NY metro area!


*Just realized I never mentioned who the “we” was during my post. This trip was part of my adventure with Caitlin.


Hope you enjoyed my little tour.

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Blogger shi(f)t said...

so jealous that you have an abc outlet nearby. how did you leave empty handed--you must have some amazing self control my friend:)

March 11, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh fun! I may have to check it out when I visit my sister in Brooklyn next month! Do you have to be a legit designer to get in?!

March 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger C @ Project Pretty said...

have I told you yet how jealous I am that you have all these places in your backyard?!? Beacause I am. Completely.

March 11, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Ohhhhhh, I'll have to tell my bestie about that for our next NYC getaway. She adores ABC!

March 11, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Design Darling said...

ooh, definitely want to check out the outlet when i'm back home this summer! thanks for the tip!

March 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Living It At Home said...

I love ABC! Never even knew they had another discounted store. I have only bought one thing there, that I could afford, and that was a linen shower curtain that I loved for years!

March 11, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, that is fantastic!

March 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Casa Bella said...

Um, I love that place! Nothing like that near my area, bummer.

March 11, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Looks like a place to get in lost of trouble in- I could have bought one of everything!

March 11, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

what a great shop, would love to go to one like that!

March 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

thanks for the tour...I haven't been...met a buyer who used to work there,she now lives here {took another job}. And I'm like whattt! That's one of the best jobs ever!Having an NYC trip in April, I just may have to beg my friends to go :)

March 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I was there with you fabulous ladies. Love ABC Carpet. Thanks for sharing your excursions.

March 11, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I need one or two of those chevron pillows pictured in the last photo! Janell

March 11, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Emily A. Clark said...

Wow, besides lamps, rugs are my weakness! Love the ones you featured.

March 11, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

how fun!

March 11, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

I went in there will in NYC and I was in HEAVEN! Outlet?!?!?!I must go!

March 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Lovely Little Nest said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful rugs!! And the pillows?! I have no words...

March 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

So great to know about the outlet. How fun? So wish I lived close enough to go regularly. So glad to have found your blog. Will be stopping back in.

March 12, 2010 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Oh my goodness... That place looks like heaven! How fun!

March 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Revival said...

Thanks for the pics! I always see the warehouse on my way into the city and wonder if it is worth a trip. I'll definitely put it on my list for my next visit.

March 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

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