Best bedding-supply store New York 2007 - Sleep - CLOSED
It's kinda funny—and a sign of how things change—that the swanky, über-female pamper parlor Sleep popped up right across the street from the infamous (and now-closed) testosterone-fueled punk bar Sweet Water. It's sort of fitting, in a yin/yang, right brain/left brain kinda way. Sleep excels at high-minded impressions and soft sensations: Exquisitely decorated in the style of a French boudoir, the store features all the things you need to spruce up (or lure someone into) your bedroom, including lingerie, fancy-schmancy wallpaper (from such "paper innovators" as Osborne & Little), perfumes, jewelry, decorative pillows, candles, lamps, artwork, and, most notably, the bedding. Subscribing to the smart and NYC-centric attitude that comes from small living spaces, Sleep's owner, Hannah Curtin, and her staff—all designers in their own right—believe that more focus should be placed on the aesthetics of the bedroom, and specifically on the largest piece of furniture that most people own: the bed. One can change the mood of a living space just by changing the duvet cover, so whether it's upping the ante on comfort with high-thread-count pieces using natural and/or organic fibers (Amenity, Area), or bringing detailed decorative and/or uncommon prints to your linen (Twinkle Living, Denyse Schmidt, John Robshaw, Dwell, Sin in Linen), Sleep treats the sheets like a fine piece of art.