Exploring Design Fairs In New York City

New York will be jam packed with art and design fairs this spring! From DIY workshops to the latest museum design exhibitions, here are the top design fairs near Glenwood neighborhoods. We’re certain this springtime refresh will have you falling in love with your space, all over again!

People walking around NYCxDesign in New York City
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New York’s annual celebration of design, NYCxDESIGN, is taking place May 11th – 23rd. The event showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more. It’s an ideal way to get inspired for decorating your own Glenwood apartment! And, like design itself, NYCxDESIGN is everywhere in the city. You can find things happening across the city’s five boroughs, so you’ll be able to attend something no matter which Glenwood neighborhood you reside in, be it The Stratford on the Upper East Side or the Barclay Tower Downtown. And a bonus to this design fair? Almost all the events are free to enter!

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Attendees at 2018's International Contemporary Furniture Fair
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International Contemporary Furniture Fair

On May 20th through 23rd (with the Public Day being the 23rd), the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is coming to the Javits Center on the Westside. The ICFF is America’s main platform for global design, and will feature more than 36,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. You’ll be able to get a sneak peek at custom international furniture, unique materials, high end kitchen and bath designs, novel concepts in residential space lighting, luxury stone and wood custom flooring. Whether you’re looking for ways to spruce up your own interior or perhaps inspiration for a weekend home outside the city (or finding an interior designer to do the work for you!), the ICFF is absolutely the right place to go!

Colorfully designed patterned walls at Museum of Art and Design
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Museum of Art and Design

If you’re looking for design inspiration all around, check out the Museum of Art and Design, located in Columbus Circle on the Westside. This chic museum collects, displays, and interprets objects that document innovation in craft, art, and design. You can appreciate art both through their rotating exhibits, as well as their wealth of educational programs. And if you’re in the market for art to take home to decorate your own Glenwood space (or give for gifts!), make sure to stop by their store. From funky jewelry to unique home goods to one-of-a-kind children’s gifts, there’ss truly something to capture the interest of all.

Colorful paintbrushes
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The Ultimate DIY

Perusing design fairs is great for getting inspiration, as well as for picking up items for decorating your home. However, if you’re in the mood to get crafty with your own design, consider checking out CourseHorse for their huge array of do-it-yourself classes. From candle making with essential oils to book making to wall art, there’ss classes available on the site to fit every interest (and every budget!)

Now that you’ve gone to the fairs, wandered around the museums, and maybe even completed a design class or two, it’s time to put it all into action! Consult our tips on decorating your luxury apartment the Glenwood Way! From adding a pop of springtime color by changing out your throw pillows to putting a delightful array of spring inspired candles into your guest bathroom, there’ss so many ways you can refresh your apartment’s look and feel to evoke the current season. Happy designing!

What design fairs are you looking forward to checking out this spring? We’d love to hear on Facebook and Twitter!

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