Brooklyn – Cobble Hill
286 Court St between DeGraw and Douglass Sts
Four years ago, Sam Ahmad decided to ditch his lawyer past and open a store selling quality furniture at reasonable prices. (He also vowed to void his life--and therefore your home--of fluorescent lighting.) Ahmad keeps prices down by buying from up-and-coming manufacturers, and he refuses to buy a sofa that won't fit through the narrow hallways of brownstones (sofas range from $750 to $1,000). Look for what he calls "modemporary" designs--a combination of modern and contemporary styles--and take him up on his promise that you can furnish an entire one-bedroom apartment here for less than $4,000.
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