Greenwich Shopping

One of the things I love about having my office in Greenwich is the great shopping.  Greenwich has become something of a shopping mecca for designers with some fantastic storefronts.  It’s so nice to have the option of shopping right here and supporting the community that supports my own business.  Along the center of town and down a couple of side streets, you can find these places that aren’t always your typical, mainstream store.  Here are some of my favorites:

Greenwich Tile:  This is my go-to source for tile in any size.  Vita, the owner, is creative and innovative.  Greenwich Tile isn’t just a supply house; they love design and will mix materials to create an energizing, unique palette.  You can visit them at 402 W Putnam Ave  or call (203) 869-4773.

One of my favorite designs from Greenwich Tile.

For a bathroom project.

For a master bathroom in progress.

Mark Inc.:  I’ve known Mark for a while now and he is such a great guy.  He does custom mohair rugs in hundreds of designs.  The level of capability that goes into his products in unbelievable!  The classical thinking behind his rugs is evident.  I love that you can even see progress photos of your rugs on the loom!  Mark Inc. is located at 34 E Putnam Ave.

Mark Inc hand knotted wool rug.

Hand knotted hemp rug from Mark Inc.

Exquisite Surfaces:  Amazing source for flooring, including salvaged and reclaimed options.  Visit them at 11 E Putnam Ave.

I love these strong graphic tiles from Exquisite Surfaces.

Antique Petit Granite flooring.

C. Parker Gallery:  The gallery’s storefront opens  at 17 E Putnam Ave with the holiday season, but this year has remained open.  With an extensive collection of impressionist paintings, the gallery is a wonderful source of art close to home.  I love the concept of C. Parker Gallery; they host events, are available for private consultations, and install purchased artwork.

Painting by Charles Levier

A client’s home with a painting from C. Parker Gallery.

Another painting from C. Parker Gallery in a living room I designed.

Trovare Home:  They have a great knack for mixing vintage items and reproductions with modern pieces.  The accessories are great, and you can really tell the owner has a clever eye.  Trovare Home, at 245 E Putnam Ave, also has good sized abstract art that’s well priced.  The store consists of such charming vignettes that you want to scoop them up and install them just the way they are.

From Trovare Home

One of the many unique finds at Trovare Home.

Room:  With a showroom in NYC as well, Room is a great addition to Greenwich shopping.  They feature custom crafted pieces by a variety of artisans and designers, but what I really like is their lighting.  I was once working on a project here in Greenwich with a short lead time.  Their bocce lamps were perfect — like jewelry for a room.  Everything is customizable too, making their pieces suitable for almost any decor.  You can find Room at 36 E. Putnam Ave.

Hanging bocce lighting from Room.

Great table lamp.

What kind of local shopping do you like to do?