Best of BoCoCa Boutiques
by Heather Liang and Christina Parrella, 10/15/2014
Collier West. Photo: Shannon Kenny
In neighborhoods as chic as these, the local shops typically offer home decor that matches the design sensibility of the clothing you can find. On Atlantic Avenue, Sterling Place is an impeccably curated store full of new and refurbished furniture along with a slew of odds and ends that add a playful sophistication to any abode. Greenhouse, on the same block, sells industrial antiques, vintage furniture and cozy bedding and bath products. As its name suggests, the shop only carries items made by environmentally conscious companies. Just down the street is the home goods and accessories store Boerum House & Home. Laid out like an apartment, with products displayed in their corresponding rooms, the place makes shopping a breeze. You'll find items such as a vintage African mask, a hand-embroidered quilt and Iris Hantverk cleaning tools. There are also knives, watering cans, tabletop settings and candles.
Heirloom-quality wares from around the world can be found at Collier West, a boutique that carries handcrafted wood tables, antique baubles, multi-era home accents and more. And stepping into Layla is like escaping to a luxurious retreat. This shop offers carefully crafted jewelry, clothing and housewares from India as well as sumptuous oils and perfumes. Jewel-colored bedsheets, silk clothing and towels in various textures are among the ornate offerings. –CP