Deck the Halls


Make your guests gaze in awe when they walk into your new home at The Woolworth Tower Residences and see your stunning seasonal style. Tribeca brings you close to the city’s best holiday décor and gift selections. Unique wares and seasonal design motifs from John Derian Company, Stella, and Michele Varian are sure to “maximize your merry” this year. Shop for your home and for those special people and deliver all the festivity of the season with one-of-a-kind and uber-stylish items that you can find and buy right in your neighborhood.

John Derian Company seems to be everywhere you look right now. His signature decoupage, handmade right here in NYC by a dedicated team of artisans, is sold worldwide in the finest shops and home goods retailers and has also been featured in the pages of Elle Décor, Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, and New York Magazine, to name a few. While you can find his work at any number of locations, nothing compares to a visit to his own store, where the stock of ephemera, furniture, vintage and antique imports changes nearly constantly. During the holidays, we delight in seeing his inspired handmade glass ornaments, many of which are conjured beyond the typical boundaries of your average Christmas tree. Deck the halls with delicate blue parrots or sea turtles or find the spirit of tradition in snowman candy canes or candleholder ornaments. Catering to all who share good taste, John Derian Company is a must on your holiday shopping route. Take a quick jaunt up Lafayette, swing across Bleeker and around the corner on 2nd off of Bowery, and enjoy the shade of trees on this quiet side street.

While linens may seem a bit staid as a gift, those from Stella are anything but. Their signature and best-selling Legna line is super soft, and though feeling like silk, has all the coolness and washability of cotton. Their entire stock is premium, offers an excellent value at all price points, and holds to their consistently exceptional standards of quality and comfort. A set of any of their sheets, paired with a matching duvet cover and pillowcases, will quickly let your gift recipient know just how much they mean to you. To send the gift over the top, add a Fig & Fir candle. Layered with multiple scents, this 50-hour candle drapes any room in relaxing and therapeutic aromas. It starts with a citrus and cypress top that’s followed by evergreen, cedar, and fig before ending at fir, amber, moss, and patchouli. Stella sheets and candles are a gift that will keep on giving all the year through. Stella is small shop off of Reade, so keep your head up on the walk (and if you get to Washington Market Park, you’ve gone too far.)

If you’re still at a loss for that perfect present, head north on Broadway and right on Howard to Michele Varian, your next option. Michele has assembled her own favorite collections of everything from lighting and furniture to textiles, pillows, and wallpaper. In addition to her own lines, you’ll find the work of over 70 local jewelry designers and more than 100 furniture and home-ware designers. “Michele’s aesthetic is notoriously synonymous with the intersection of tradition and modernity,” and, as you’ll see in the store, her work is curated next to pieces that carry through on this aesthetic. Large vertebral brass sculptures sit easily alongside hand-carved apple cacti and pewter pod spoons, none of which seem out of place among the wall tapestries, vintage glass pieces, or pounded brass cuffs. Stop by and see for yourself that there’s no one on your list who truly “has everything.”

This holiday season, your new one-of-a-kind ornaments are sure to have your tree shining beyond the walls of your luxury condo at The Woolworth Tower Residences and onto the Tribeca streets.