Five Unique Items For New York Family Home Decor

If you’ve been bitten by the home décor bug (and who hasn’t?), you’re probably looking for ways to combine your family’s unique sensibilities with your own design preferences. Let us help.

New York Family’s sister publication, AVENUE magazine, is hosting an antiques, art, and design (oh my!) show starting next Friday, September 21. Parent attendees can often find artful objects that fit both their tastes and their kid-filled apartments. Want a sampling? Here are five family-friendly items to check-out at the upcoming September 21-24 AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Plus, save 50% on admission when you give the code NYFAM at the front door!

1. Robert Indiana “Hope” sculpture from Waterhouse & Dodd

Conceived in 2008, edition III / IX Painted Aluminum (size 18 x 18 x 9 in)

Barbara from AVENUE says:  Originally conceived to raise funds for the 2008 Obama campaign, everything about this piece radiates excitement and inspiration, while remaining a powerful, yet apolitical message for all.


2. A pair of original white painted tiger skin Bergere chairs

Circa 1940s from Glen Leroux Antiques

Barbara says:  Funky, yet refined.  The chair combines a classic chic with a kid-friendly look. Perks-up any room and the tiger skin hides stains.



3. Massive Swiss Aluminum, Gilt-Brass, Steel and Enamel World Time Clock and Matching Perpetual Calendar by Gubelin Ltd.

Lucerne, circa1955 of Sundial NYC

Barbara says:  This is a beautiful, vintage clock with interesting detail that teaches about time in various locations around the world.



4. Benson Landes “Pirouette” Original Bronze sculpture

Patina: Blue and Grey, Number in Edition: 15, Height: 33” signed from Callaghan Fine Painting and Contemporary Bronze

Barbara says: You can never go wrong with ballet. This piece captures an extraordinary pose. The colors are rich and the piece is made from very fine materials. Perfect for a bookcase.


5. Harry Benson, Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris, Archival Pigment Photograph

Executed in 1964, Printed Later, Signed, titled, dated and # 1835 on recto from Holden Luntz Gallery

Barbara says: Classic photo, classic rock, civilized pillow fighting–what more could you ask for in a picture that will define any room in which it’s placed?



The Fall 2012 AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design Show at the Park Avenue Armory (September 21-24) has enlisted over 60 top dealers from across the globe to showcase a diverse range of world-class art, antiques and jewelry.  Known for its “fun, shopable” atmosphere, AVENUE Shows offer something for every interest, spanning from the 18th century to the 21st century.   

Show Dates: Friday, September 21-Monday, September 24
Show Hours: Friday-Sunday 11:00am-7:30pm, Monday 11:00am-5:30pm
Location: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 66th Street

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