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Dwellings Issue #16: East Village

Customer: Clarisse

Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse

Lived in Apartment: 1.5 years

FG Regular: 4 years

FG Discovery Story: A simple Google search

Favorite FG Purchase: Olivetti-Underwood Lettera 22 Typewriter

In the heart of the East Village, Clarisse’s compact studio apartment is a uniquely cool space. It features a quirky mix of industrial and medical style furnishings combined with vibrant pops of color. Though the place is small and every nook is filled, Clarisse has managed to make her home feel lived-in and curated without being cluttered or overwhelming. She’s been shopping with us for going-on 4 years, and has just about completely furnished her space Furnish Green. As a psychiatric nurse, she has gravitated toward medical equipment, decor and furnishings, giving the space a distinct edge. The full-size anatomical skeleton is both a welcoming and slightly creepy presence in the apartment while assorted retro owl figurines can be spotted keeping a secure watch from all angles.

Clarisse’s favorite FG find is a muted blue typewriter, specifically the Olivetti-Underwood Lettera 22 from the 1950s. She purchased this piece for the express purpose of writing a book, and that’s exactly what she did! “Bedtime Stories,” Clarisse’s book of poetry, was motivated by her collection of vintage photographs. Each photograph featured in the book is accompanied by a vignette of imagined dialogue. Hitting notes of hilarity and heartbreak on each page, the choice of photographs and way with words seems to be a further extension of the keen curatorial eye evident in her home.

We think Clarisse’s self-described love of “old stuff” is beautifully expressed in both her home and her book. Check ’em out!


We hope you enjoyed this installment of our Dwellings series! Stay tuned for future posts, and email us at furnishgreen@gmail.com for a chance to have your space featured!

 

Memorial Day Weekend Sale: 18% off 5/27 & 5/28

PLEASE NOTE: This is a past event, but if you’d like to be notified about sales like this in the future, sign up for our Newsletter! (You can do this in the bottom right corner of any page on our site.)

  • When: Sunday, 5/27 & Monday, 5/28
  • What: 18% off all online inventory! Use coupon code: goneswimming at checkout.
  • Where: Online ONLY at furnishgreen.com
  • Why: The shop will be closed for Memorial Day. We’ll reopen on Tuesday at 10am.

Earth Day Sale: 17% off for you & 5% to The Nature Conservancy!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a past event, but if you’d like to be notified about sales like this in the future, sign up for our Newsletter! (You can do this in the bottom right corner of any page on our site.)

  • When: Sunday, April 22nd
  • What: 17% off your entire purchase & we’ll donate an additional 5% to The Nature Conservancy. Use coupon code: green at checkout.
  • Where: Online ONLY at furnishgreen.com (the shop is closed on Sundays)
  • Why: Supporting used furniture stores helps promote environmental sustainability. We’ll also be donating 5% of your purchase to The Nature Conservancy, whose mission is to “conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends;” now, that’s a mission we can get behind! They work locally in New York as well as globally. Learn more about what they do here

Dwellings Issue XV: Upper East Side

Customer: Ellen

Occupation: Executive Assistant at Refinery 29

Lived in Apartment: 2 years

FG Regular: 2 years

FG Discovery Story: A simple online search for “independent furniture stores in NYC”  [that’ll do it 😉 ]

Favorite FG Purchase: Asian Lacquered Trapezoidal Bookcase

It’s been a while since we featured the apartment of an FG regular, but we’re back at it and more excited than ever! Ellen began shopping at Furnish Green when she moved into her Upper East Side apartment 2 years ago. With no distinct design style in mind, she based her purchasing around functionality. In these tiny NYC apartments, everything has to serve a purpose, and Ellen has managed to curate her space thoughtfully in a way that combines minimalist and utilitarian aesthetic with vintage charm. She has accrued a great mix of pieces; the Atomic and Rustic styles are well-represented with metal and wood as the main materials, and there’s a focus on lines and angles that flows throughout the place. Ellen’s home feels cozy yet orderly and displays an artful attention to detail. Check it out!

We hope you enjoyed this installment of our Dwellings series! Stay tuned for future posts, and email us at furnishgreen@gmail.com for a chance to have your space featured!

 

 

 

Spring Sticker Sale: 12-60% off on March 24!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a past event, but if you’d like to be notified about sales like this in the future, sign up for our Newsletter! (You can do this in the bottom right corner of any page on our site.)

  • When: Saturday, March 24, 10am-6pm
  • What: Between 12% & 60% off all inventory! This is an in-store-only event, but the sale will include online-only warehouse items.
  • Where: FG Showroom, 1261 Broadway, Suite 309
  • Why: What better way to commemorate the beginning of spring (the first day of spring is March 20) than freshening up your furniture and home decor? Plus, we’re ready to do some spring cleaning at the shop!

You can shop our current inventory here. But keep in mind that we’ll be getting plenty of new items every weekday leading up to to the sale!

**Please Note: The sale will last from 10am to 6pm (showroom hours). If you plan to take furniture (anything that can’t fit in a shopping bag) out with you, it will have to be done before 2pm as our freight elevator closes early.

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for that special someone to join our crew of quirky, hard-working individuals! If you’re at all familiar with our company, you probably already know that we are a small local business. However, we operate and produce like a larger company. Everyone in our small staff wears many hats, and this position would be no different.
 
The candidate:
– Is an organized and self-motivated individual who is excited to be part of a team
– Is ready to get physical with a strong, healthy body
– Is comfortable getting a bit dirty
– Has no problem starting the workday at our warehouse in East Rutherford  and finishing at our Manhattan showroom (NJ Transit fare covered by us)
– Has an up-to-date driver’s license (for driving company vehicles)
 
Daily tasks will include:
– Cleaning and performing minor repairs for new arrivals
– Loading and unloading truck
– Some clerical work/maintaining organization of the warehouse
– Wrapping and prepping sold items for pickup and delivery
 
Beneficial but not required:
-Photography and/or design background
 
This is a full-time position, 40 hrs/week. Starting pay rate is $15-$17/hour.
 
There is room for growth and expansion of your role within the company depending on the skill set you bring with you. If you’re excited about the prospect of working at Furnish Green, please send a copy of your resume and a bit about why you’d like to join our team to furnishgreen@gmail.com. Thanks!
 

New Year, New Stuff Sticker Sale: Up to 60% off on Jan. 20th!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a past event, but if you’d like to be notified about sales like this in the future, sign up for our Newsletter! (You can do this in the bottom right corner of any page on our site.)

  • When: Saturday, January 20th, 10am-6pm
  • What: Between 12% & 60% off all inventory! This is an in-store-only event, but the sale will include online-only warehouse items.
  • Where: FG Showroom, 1261 Broadway, Suite 309
  • Why: It’s the New Year and while you may not be looking for the “new you,” you’re probably looking for some new stuff!

You can shop our current inventory here. But keep in mind that we’ll be getting plenty of new items every weekday leading up to to the sale!

**Please Note: The sale will last from 10am to 6pm (showroom hours). If you plan to take furniture (anything that can’t fit in a shopping bag) out with you, it will have to be done before 2pm as our freight elevator closes early.

Holiday Gift Certificates!

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.

Records by the Foot

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.

 

Furniture Fact #26: Industrial Furniture

Very few weekdays pass when we don’t get a new piece of industrial furniture in our showroom. The popularity of these pieces seems to grow by the second as furniture lovers have begun mixing more into their spaces.

When choosing furniture for government buildings, buyers needed two simple elements: function and durability. Furnishings in a work or public space were expected to be used often, and thus required the durability to withstand decades of use. The style organically born of these two needs was Industrial.

Industrial furniture was never meant for any particular taste, leading to practical shapes with clean lines formed from common materials: Tin, Steel, Aluminum, Iron, etc.

Industrial Furniture in the Modern Home:

Industrial furniture pieces can be some of the most difficult pieces to identify because most were never named to begin with. This mystery gives industrial furniture its timeless appeal. Most people have seen hundreds of industrial pieces in public or work spaces throughout their lives. So to see the style mixed into the modern living space gives a sense of nostalgia.

Check out our ever growing collection of industrial furniture and accent pieces while they’re still available!

 

 

 

Listen, I Like Industrial Style But I Also Like Wood:

Consider Arts & Crafts/Mission furniture with its similar clean lines and unpretentious designs. Hey, that rhymes!


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