Since Harry Zarin opened the shop in 1936, the thousands of bolts of drapery and upholstery material at Zarin Fabrics have brightened homes and businesses with their elegant designs. Like your family's antique-wig collection, the company is now in its third generation of family ownership, with shelves and walls stocked with a meticulously curated collection of millions of yards of colorful threads. Custom upholstery and window treatment services add personal touches to at-home decor, and foam inserts, intricate patterns, and decorative trimming help crafters will their own fluffy sofas and eye-catching curtains into existence.
Nestled in a charming, mass-transit-friendly corner of the Lower East Side, the shop has also lent its signature fabrics to New York television icons, with set designers for shows such as 30 Rock and Law & Order creating memorable settings for TV episodes out of Zarin's extensive textile resources.
Metropolitan Window Fashions’ expert staffers beautify windows and reinvent rooms with a wide selection of custom drapery, bedding, and reupholstered furniture that has been featured in the New York Times. Patrons can browse a long list of festive and functional Hunter Douglas window treatments, including chalet wood blinds ($103.48, including materials and installation) and designer roller or screen shades ($106.11, including materials and installation). Creative customers can collaborate on custom drapery, which generally cost between $300 and $700. Prices are based on materials, lining, and pleat styles, and do not include installation costs, which run $15 to $21 per linear foot. Metropolitan’s textile wizards will also materialize custom bedspreads out of thin air (starting at $200, not including fabric), perfect for swaddling a sleeping place or making your own ghost costume. Today's deal is also good for reupholstery service, which can revitalize elderly couches ($1,040 before fabric), chairs ($450 before fabric), and dining-room seats ($84 before fabric). Fabric for custom projects can cost between $30 and $100 per yard, depending on the type of fabric, its pattern, and whether or not it can talk.
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.