Maybe you have a patio, a backyard, a deck, or roof space that comes with your apartment. Maybe you own a home that has all of the above. Maybe you’ve got none of those but are just looking to host the best picnic Central Park has ever seen. We’re like a sensible bottle of sunscreen: we’ve got you covered.
Roofs & Decks
As with all New York spaces, it’s all about maximizing the square footage that you have to create the best layout for your needs. Lightweight chairs like these¬†Black Molded Plastic Armchairs¬†are easy to stack and store when the weather turns against you, but are sturdy and comfortable enough for sitting in with your coffee and the newspaper. Add a side table like this¬†Petite Hairpin Tile-Top Accent Table¬†to hold your drink, or wheel out the¬†Atomic 2-Tier Metal & Laminate Bar Cart¬†when you’re hosting a barbecue. And of course, for the full days spent outside with a page-turner of a book, you can’t beat this Shabby Painted Metal Porch Rocker.
If you’ve got a backyard or a sizable patio, you probably don’t need to worry about how easily movable your furniture is, and are looking for things that will stay in one place for the whole season. For a full outdoor dining set-up, pair this Black Wrought Iron and Glass Table with some Ice Cream Parlor Iron Armchairs. Both could easily do double duty indoors when the weather isn’t so friendly. For a lighter look on a front or back porch, try this¬†White Wicker Settee with Floral Cushion¬†as a comfortable seat for two or three (we also have a matching throne armchair). History lovers and loungers alike will enjoy these¬†19th Century Folding Red Canvas Beach Chairs that date back to the 1860s-1870s.
Picnics & Beach Days
New York is chock full of public parks and beaches for outdoor outings. Cruise around the city on this 1980s Fuji Allegro Men’s Bicycle or this 1960s AMF Trail Blazer Women’s Glitter Bicycle!¬†If picnics are more your speed, this Retro Folding Picnic Table¬†transforms from a briefcase into a full picnic table. This Blue Band Vinyl Strap Folding Lawn Chair is a great pick for all outdoor adventures, and we have a matching one in brown!
We’ve got new outdoor-friendly pieces coming into the showroom nearly every day so keep an eye on our website or stop by the showroom to step up your spring and summer game!
E-books may be incredibly convenient, but there’s nothing in the world like curling up under a blanket or sitting out on the beach with a paperback book. We’ve recently gotten a wide range of paperbacks from the 50s, 60s, and 70s into the showroom and had to share just a few of the gems on the blog here.
“Men tremble at the sight of Modesty Blaise. Out of lust…and out of fear. She can break a man’s heart — or his neck — with equal ease.”
“With a keen eye for big money and magnificent women, financial wizard Bill Hitchcock manipulates international futures and astronomical fortunes from the most powerful spots of the world — New York, Washington, Saudi Arabia, and finally, the Shah of Iran’s fabulous chalet at St. Moritz.”
“WIFEY is tired of chicken on Wednesdays and sex on Saturdays. This morning the mysterious motorcycle flasher revealed himself to WIFEY and brought her frustrations into rigid focus! WIFEY sees her wildest fantasies taking flight, and WIFEY has an itchy — and uncontrollable — urge to catch up to them!”
So next time you’re looking for something to read on the subway, stop by Furnish Green. We’ve got a wide array of classy and trashy options, fiction and nonfiction, most for only $1 or $2.
Sofas and loveseats, with their size and function, have a way of really setting the tone of a space. While a sofa with a loud print or unusual upholstery can make the whole room feel like a party, one with a sleek or tapered frame can provide an element of sophistication. The tasteful Charles Pfister for Knoll Tawny Loveseat¬†has a clean, modern look and still manages to feel warm and cozy.
Charles Pfister (1940-1990) had a distinguished career as both a designer of furnishings and an interior designer. Though he may be best remembered for his innovations in corporate interiors, many of his pieces are timelessly stylish for home use. His design philosophy, in his own words, focused on “opulence without waste.”
This phrase perfectly describes the loveseat that recently arrived in the FG showroom. Part of his 1971 collection for Knoll, it’s all softness and sophistication rolled into a deceptively simple package. The upholstery is a calming golden brown, working both as a neutral tone and offering a bit of color when the light catches it. At a width of five feet, it comfortably seats two and fits well into a New York apartment.
Visit the product page for additional details on the Charles Pfister for Knoll Loveseat or stop by the showroom for a closer look and to experience its cozy embrace!
Every weekday new products make their way into the showroom and onto our website, and with an ever-changing inventory of around 800 furniture and home decor items, it’s easy to miss things, no matter how special they may be! So we’re spotlighting some of our favorite pieces that you must have missed!
We don’t get Provincial-style buffets and credenzas in very often, and this one is a real beauty! A little taller than the standard credenza, it offers great storage and could work well in a living room, dining room, or bedroom. Made by Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Rway Furniture Company, this is a steal at $571.
Often, “chandelier” evokes images of Victorian or Gothic ornate hanging lights with sprawling octopus arms. This chandelier is the opposite, with a compact clean silhouette and mysterious Deco forms. Holding five bulbs, it offers significant lighting in a sleek package for $225.
Especially well-suited for a restaurant or retail space, this contemporary high-back loveseat is very chic and welcoming. Any New York lobby, waiting area, or entryway could suit this piece that smartly blends neutral tones with audacious studs. The studs and tufted back mimic aspects of the beloved Chesterfield sofa in a decidedly modern manner. Bring the upscale flair of this loveseat to your home or business for only $407.
“The elephant in the room” is an idiom, referring to an obvious problem that is being avoided. “Four elephants in the room” is not an actual idiom, referring to this incredibly cool coffee table. The rich tone of the carved wood base looks incredibly stylish with its marbled stone top. Bold and a little playful, this attention-grabbing coffee table is $388.
The abstract green figures on the body of this lamp are wonderfully mysterious. Are they plants? Parts of a sea monster? Or just beautiful shapes? There’s no right answer, but this deep red lamp is a captivating addition for an edgy interior, and is $171.
Standing tall at 71″ (nearly six feet), this three-tiered cart is a unique storage option perfect for New Yorkers trying to maximize vertical space. It’s an early model of Flora-Cart, a three tiered rack for plant display used by florists and home gardeners. However, it has endless possible uses in a home or business and is $391.
Seafoam green swirls on a milky porcelain body make this the sweetest stove around! It would look charming in a retail display or delightfully unconventional as a home bar in your living room. Lovable and highly photogenic, it’s a great purchase for $452.
See anything you missed the first time around? You can take a look at the entire forgotten favorites selection here!
Though they’re rarely the first thing that comes to mind on hearing the word “furniture,” home appliances can make just as much of an aesthetic impact as a bold chair or ornate table. Kitchen appliances, in particular, have long been designed with a keen eye for style. We frequently get beautifully designed vintage kitchen appliances in stock at Furnish Green, like this art deco Breakfaster,¬†this Osterizer beehive blender, and this Maid of Honor ice cream freezer. But rarely has one caused such a stir of excitement as when the¬†Rival Ice-O-Matic electric ice crusher arrived.
“It’s so cool-looking!”
“We HAVE to try it out.”
And we did. It crushes up ice cubes into little ice shards so deftly that it seems to deserve a round of applause afterward. It could be a faithful friend through cocktail parties and hot days alike, and look good while doing it.
A little history: you’ve probably heard of Rival, and there’s a good chance there’s at least one item in your kitchen with their name on it. The Rival Company dates back to 1932 when, in Kansas City, Russian immigrant Henry J. Talge started a small die-casting business that soon began to produce their own products. Rival’s first product was the Juice-O-Mat manual juicer. The “O-Mat” and later “O-Matic” trademark landed on most of Rival’s kitchen and home products for decades, like the Shred-O-Mat, the Grind-O-Mat, the Steam-O-Matic, and the Protect-O-Matic.
The Rival Company produced many colors and styles of manual ice crushers and, in the 1950s, expanded into electric ice crushers. These sleek boxes of chrome, enamel, and plastic encapsulate the image of the perfect mid century¬†Donna Reed kitchen, highly color coordinated and filled with tools and gadgets for every need.
Though this is the end of the story for our friendly Ice-O-Matic, the biggest chapter of the Rival story doesn’t come until 1971, when they introduce the Crock Pot. This innovative slow cooker changed home cooking for countless individuals and made the Rival brand a true household name. The company still exists today, though their product line is not as “O-Matic” centered as it once was.
So whether you’re building up your vintage bar or just prefer your ice to be very small, consider the noble Ice-O-Matic.
With the new year approaching (or having just arrived, depending on when you read this), you may be making resolutions or considering what you want to change in life. Adding a few new pieces to your home is a revitalizing way to beat the middle of winter doldrums, and feel like you’ve been handed a new lease on life. What if you’ve already maxed out your available square footage? Art, mirrors, and other wall hangings can change the feel of a room without taking up an inch of precious floor space.
Look for landscapes or other outdoor scenes to enhance a sense of calmness and add color. These can range from the peaceful painted scenes of an autumnal riverbank¬†to a sleek Lee Reynolds cityscape. Portraits and scenes of people, on the other hand, can energize and enliven a space. This Haitian oil painting of dancing women has great movement, and this friendly portrait of a mother and child radiates warmth.
If paintings aren’t your thing, vintage industrial signage may be more suited to your style. Repurposing industrial signage for the home can add a touch of humor while also offering clean iconic graphics. This Pepsi sign would suit soda lovers or commercial graphic design aficionados, while the clean typography of the “Hall For Hire” sign would look great above a doorway, and this 1950s public health poster is perfect for hanging in a bathroom.
Of course, you can hang more than just pictures and signs.¬†Hang or mount objects like tools in your home for an unexpected twist to humdrum home decor. This antique rake offers rustic charm, while this pair of swords evokes swashbuckling adventure, and the use of color in this two-person saw gives it a cool modernist feel.
Mirrors and lights are always a functional addition, but also make spaces feel larger. Hang this large walnut mirror, this ship’s wheel mirror, or this brass orb wall-mounted light and revel in how much bigger your room can feel.
So when you’re taking down your old calendar for your shiny new 2018 one, look at your walls and see if there are any bare spots that could use a fresh wall hanging. Then head over to the Wall Hangings, Tools, Mirrors, or Wall-Mounted Lamps categories or come into the showroom to see a wide range of wonderful vintage wall adornments!
The Furnish Green gift certificate is here to make your¬†holiday shopping¬†a bit less stressful.¬†You can purchase them in any value amount and we will even mail them out to wherever¬†you need them to go.¬†We’ve got 2 fun¬†festive styles,¬†so the wrapping is basically included.
Give the gift of a Furnish Green shopping experience this holiday season!
Gift certificates can be purchased¬†here,¬†or if you need a custom¬†amount you can call and purchase over the phone.
Furnishing¬†a¬†living space in New York¬†can mean¬†sacrificing your¬†dream furniture in favor of less charming pieces that are smaller and multi-use. However, there are plenty of chairs, tables, and more¬†to fall in love with at Furnish Green that have a secret superpower: they fold! End tables that fold out to house your next big project? We’ve got them. Looking for upscale dining room chairs that can slip in the closet when your dinner party becomes a dance party? We have plenty. So next time you’re torn between a drab combination table/chair/cat bed that brings you no joy and¬†a behemoth piece that you’ve fallen in love with, consider this: what if it folded?
Check out our current folding furniture selection here!
Assorted rustic folding chairs with and without arms, painted and raw wood. Starting at $31 each.
The small pedestal table shown above features a top that tilts to an upright position for saving space!
Whether you’re a professional set decorator or prop stylist who needs to build a record collection from scratch or just a record buyer who likes cheap surprises, check out our Foot of Records. We offer a grab bag of assorted records measured by the foot, or approximately 75 per foot. Think of all the things you could do with 75 records that you paid only $22 for!¬†Arts and crafts types can find infinite uses for both records and their sleeves, from coasters to tote bags to bookends. DJs¬†may find gold to sample when presented with a broad mix of unexpected options.
Please note: Condition of records varies; some may contain scratches and flaws, and sleeves typically show some overall wear.
We hope we’re already your first stop for vintage furniture and housewares, but did you know we sell vintage clothing too? We have a well-curated selection of women’s and men’s apparel and accessories at prices so low (all under $30!), they’re only available to purchase in-store. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dress to wear to a summer wedding,¬†a hip t-shirt, or that special jacket for autumn, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a sneak peek, and keep an eye on our Instagram for¬†the next great addition to your closet.