A Lovely Vignette at John Derian

Old iron bed, a few Moroccan pillows and blankets. Looks effortless and says "Nap On Me."


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John Derian
6 E. 2nd St., New York, NY 10003
Tues-Sun, noon-7pm
The master of modern decoupage, John Derian fills his store with the sort of glassware worth fawning over: peacock-accented saucers, a serving tray with a rabbit hopping across it, floral lamps and the like. If you're not familiar, decoupage involves decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it. By using copies of 18th-century pastoral paintings he has collected over the years, Derian creates plates, glasses, and cake pedestals that titillate the eyes while serving a function - unless you relegate these beauties to your china closet. The store, which is one of the most focused in town, also carries the perfect dinnerwear by French company Astier De Villatte, great drawings by British artist Hugo Guinness, hand stitched linens and ephemera such as reproductions of vintage postcards. All of these lovely things, plus Derian's elgant, understated furniture line, makes the shop cozy and elegant, so much so that I wanted to move right in.

-- Joe Dolce

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