The staff at 14th Street Framing Gallery knows that you don't often choose what you cherish—it might be a photo, a sports jersey, or even a series of jewelry pendants. You can, however, choose how to present it. The shop has been matching coveted items to chic displays since 1978, drawing from a library of hundreds of matting and moulding styles. Staffers can preserve common two-dimensional keepsakes such as posters, prints, and paintings as well as specialty 3-D items and fabrics using shadow boxes.
In addition to their custom framing services, staffers repair frames brought from home or resize them to fit new pieces of art. Their attention to detail enables them to cut and rejoin even delicate antique frames that cracked after their portrait subjects outgrew them. For customers who want to arrange their own mementos or peruse home decor, the store supplies scrapbooking materials and prints.
Locals may have noticed that Lazzoni has grown into a family of 20-plus stores, but the company’s roots actually reach back more than 50 years and thousands of miles away. The first store was in Turkey, where they produced joinery pieces for windows and doors. They eventually got into the business of modular kitchen design, which evolved into the production of made-from-scratch and exclusive furniture for every room of the home.
Today, the brand has settled into a decidedly modern style. With a team of international designers from Turkey, Italy, and the United States, Lazzoni showcases original furniture made from Italian leathers, Austrian hardware, and Turkish textiles. The collection is marked by streamlined silhouettes, bold colors, and other contemporary touches: Andel armchairs shaped from clear polycarbonate get a pop of color from a seat cushion in one of 10 hues, and the simplistic Florence bed can be dressed in an elegant textile to match your favorite tuxedo pajamas.
Clients unsure of where to start with Lazzoni’s extensive inventory can request personal design services. Designers use blueprints or measurements from an in-home consultation to create a computerized 3D rendering in which homeowners can preview different pieces of furniture. The Lazzoni team also does staging for customers looking to sell their home or those who have recently kicked a furniture allergy.
Featured in Vogue and New York magazine, this chic aroma apothecary infuses a pampering plethora of products with its hand-developed fragrances. Guests leisurely peruse the pastel-hued boutique, browsing selections to adorn both domiciles and the anatomies than inhabit them. Fill a decorative metal potpourri ball ($40) with whiffs such as Cinnamon Latte, Autumn in Vermont, or a personally concocted pheromontage, or light a soy wax candle ($20) to inhale a symphony of olfactory notes. Other place-prettifying items include sheet and clothing sprays ($20), liquid hand soaps ($16), and glass and surface cleaners ($15), ensuring spaces' scents are as inviting as their looks. Beautifying products such as silkening soaps ($8) and botanical bath salts ($40) are also available to perfume the person. No matter what form they take, blissful bouquets evoke breezy days on the beach, strolls through a spring orchard, and high-speed penny-farthing chases through Parisian flower gardens after a warm summer rain.