As the hipster population migrate across the bridge to Brooklyn, Williamsburg, the epicentre of the burrough’s rejuvenation is a thriving hub of designers, musicians and fashionable folk alike. Sarah O’Hegarty explores New York’s trendiest neighbourhood and picks five fab interiors finds for you to discover on your next trip stateside.
- Located at 179 Grand Street in the heart of Williamsburg Abode New York sells modern and vintage furnishings that are environmentally friendly. Filled with unique and bold designs from both emerging and established artists this shop is a must-see. 179 Grand Street, Brooklyn, www.abode-newyork.com
- If you’re after a particular designer product The Future Perfect stocks an abundance of names including Autoban, DFC and Donna Wilson. Don’t leave without one of the funky lights by Patrick Townsend or Diesel for Foscarini under your arm. 115 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, www.thefutureperfect.com
- Junk by name but certainly not by nature this shop is an Aladdin’s Cave where you can scour secondhand furniture, lighting, old postcards, buttons and clothing for hours on end. Tip: The vibe is more DIY than customer-service orientated, however do not let this deter you as Junk is a real gem. Located at two spots - 197 North 9th Street and 567 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, www.motherofjunk2.blogspot.com
- Although they technically specialise in office apparel Two Jakes houses a delectable collection of twentieth century modern and vintage furnishings in its 10,000 square foot showroom. Head here and you’ve got the best of both world; from sleek, modern designs to retro paraphernalia that wouldn’t look out of place in Don Draper’s study. 320 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, www.twojakes.com
- No visit to Brooklyn would be complete without a trip to the Brooklyn Flea which features hundreds of top vendors of antique and upcycled furniture, a carefully curated selection of arts and crafts plus delicious, fresh food. The perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday. East River waterfront, between North 6th and 7th Street, Brooklyn, www.brooklynflea.com