With references such as Gossip Girl and Cruel Intentions cementing its longstanding reputation in pop culture, it’s no secret that New York’s Upper East Side has always been synonymous with blue-blooded traditionalists. The neighborhood has long been known to house Manhattan’s upper crust in its immaculate brownstones – and some of the world’s most elegant residential spaces as a result. Here, pristine furnishings reign supreme and the core aesthetic is elegant, understated luxe. Hoping to achieve something similar in your own space? Read on to discover which five key pieces you need to help you get the home décor look of this celebrated neighborhood.
A Mid-19th Century Mirror
Count on the curved silhouette, hand-carved frame, and ornate detailing of the typical 19th century mirror to capture that Upper East Side design aesthetic. We’re particularly fond of this miniature version from Restoration Hardware.
Louis Philippe Mirror
AED1,087 / SAR1,109
A Tufted Chair
Tufted touches are essential in creating a plush living atmosphere. Opt for a classic silhouette (think: Edwardian period) with modern detailing.
AED2,934 / SAR2,995
A Crystal Chandelier
What could be more luxurious than hundreds of glass droplets shimmering over your living space? A romantic chandelier that features a filigreed iron crown and densely strung teardrop crystals is UES-approved.
AED1,098 / SAR1,305
A Statement Vase
Make a dramatic décor statement with a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers styled in a vibrantly colored or patterned vase.
AED179 / SAR182
A Handmade Throw
A handmade sheepskin throw demands attention. Opt for a subtle color, such as this shade of beige, to avoid making your space too flashy.
The Organic Sheep Throw
AED716 / SAR731