Shopping for decor that feeds your taste for novelty and retro styles? Maybe you want your pad to look a little bit Mad Men and a little bit kitsch? Head to the Williamsburg, Brooklyn furniture shop, A&G Merch, where you’ll find modern and whimsical pieces from Brooklyn-based designers.
The main attractions are the sofas, which are roomy, yet scaled to fit apartment living. Each is designed in an updated mid-century modern style and named after a Brooklyn neighborhood (like the Greenpoint Sectional and the Fort Greene Sofa). Other highlights include finely crafted wooden pieces like the Conrad Desk, the Eames-inspired Elk Chair, and steam-punk wall lamps. Also in store are playful decorative items like a throw pillow embroidered with a skull and crossbones, a mounted deer head in hot pink, and vintage-inspired wallpaper.
Just so you won’t leave empty-handed, A&G has small items that make great gifts like dishware, jewelry, screen-printed Brooklyn posters, and ironic greeting cards. The prices are on the moderate-to-low end, making it easier to break out of your West Elm decorating rut.
111 North 6th St., near Berry St.; Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-388-1779; L Subway to Bedford Ave or East River Ferry to N. Williamsburg; website: http://aandgmerch.com.