EVGB’s Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your East Village Apartment

From the quartz countertops in the kitchen to the perfectly manicured private outdoor spaces, living in one of the East Village luxury apartments at EVGB is a true style upgrade to your life. Maybe it’s because these East Village luxury rentals are located at the epicenter of Downtown chic, where you can still feel the artistic vibe when you walk through a neighborhood that was a touchstone in the lives of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, and Madonna.

Even today, tastemakers, influencers, and celebs still love the area for its laid-back attitude, avante-garde art and performance scene, and amazing homes like those at EVGB.

And if you’re looking to imbue one of those spacious EVGB apartments with a bit of that NYC whimsy, why not head to some of the nearby interior-design shops and showcase your sense of style and glamour? Whatever your tastes, the East Village has boutiques and shops that will match.

John Derian | 6 East Second Street

John Derian’s eponymous shop of luxe furnishings and handcrafted housewares has been around for 30 years. What first started as a bijou spot for stylish decoupage has turned into a must-shop stop for those with a penchant for exceptional interiors. Browse the selection of housewares, most of which still have a rustic touch of decoupage to them. Myriad plates, unique objets d’ art, and larger pieces like Derian-designed furniture (decoupage-free, however) are ready for you snatch up.

Jonathan Adler | 37 Greenwich Avenue

Ringmaster of whimsy, designer Jonathan Adler’s shops are not just popular among the eccentric elite, but are appreciated by a stylish crowd who want to add a touch of humor to their homes. But never fear: Not all of Adler’s pieces are as over the top as his golden skull sculpture or vodka decanter shaped like a rocket ship. His keen eye for design, developed by years as a potter, has led him to a modern-day Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency style, where Art Deco lighting is the perfect backdrop for plush velvet furniture.

CB2 | 451 Broadway

Although CB2 is Crate & Barrel’s younger, hipper sibling, that doesn’t mean the shop is any less essential when decorating your home. The store’s pieces suggest a mid-century silhouette — think Mies van der Rohe-style designs — but employ modern fabrics for those who want to be less fussy about their furniture. You should also know that CB2 has a fantastic dinner- and drinkware selection.

Michele Varian | 27 Howard Street

Magical doesn’t begin to describe Michele Varian’s signature home goods shops. Part movie set, part fairy tale, and part popular retail store, this smallish spot makes you feel as though you’ve stepped into an old-school antique dealer’s shop. Michele Varian’s curated classics range from oversized cutting boards to her signature pillows that have graced the sofas and settees of jet-setters since 1999.