Anthony Lawrence Home Comes to Greenwich

Anthony Lawrence Home

With a little Thomas Wolfe pulsing through their piping, Anthony Lawrence proves that you can indeed go home again. The esteemed custom upholstery, furniture and curtain workroom began in a small space in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1976. After building a well respected business that grew to include many of the top names in the design industry, Anthony Lawrence moved their workroom to New York City on West 23rd Street. During this time, they acquired the acclaimed Belfair Drapery company, becoming Anthony Lawrence – Belfair. Fast forward to 2012, and a booming business had them yet again seeking a larger space which they secured in Long Island City. This enormous 60,000 square foot space serves as a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a 10,000 sq. ft. showroom, an expansive upholstery workroom, curtain workroom, cabinetry shop, and furniture finishing shop.

Anthony Lawrence HomeHere third generation President of the firm, Joe Calagna oversees the creation of all the couture custom pieces for which they are known. Artistic excellence, the highest quality handmade craftsmanship and traditional artisanal methods account for the return of their loyal and discerning designer clientele time and again. And now the next phase of ALB begins, back to their roots in the same, now newly renovated space in Greenwich that witnessed the original establishment of the firm. As a local, I am thrilled that this week marked the opening of Anthony Lawrence Home, a luxury design studio that includes not only their signature custom upholstery, but case goods, custom cabinetry, antiques, and accessories sourced by Joe’s wife Amy and daughter Jackie.

Anthony Lawrence HomeI stopped by earlier this week to have a peek. In the light filled 2,000 square foot space are upholstered pieces that can be purchased off the floor or can serve as models for custom pieces to be made. The beautiful sofa above and below shows the meticulous workmanship for which Joe and his staff are known.

Anthony Lawrence Home sofaA Jansen style sofa has beautiful details that can be customized or bought as is. And not only are the upholstered pieces beautiful but sit superbly with perfectly pitched backs, sink in soft yet resilient cushions and just the right depth – I sat in every one.

Anthony Lawrence Home Jansen style sofa

Fun decorative accessories such as pillows and throws from Rani Arabella and a wide range of Bungalow 5 pieces augment a lifestyle collection of furnishings.

Anthony Lawrence Home accessories

Select antique pieces are sprinkled throughout such as this charming fauteuil

Anthony Lawrence Home fauteuil

and boho chic Moroccan chairs.

Moroccan chairs at Anthony Lawrence Home

The store includes the new ALB range of outdoor furniture, crafted from sustainable eucalyptus. Of course it’s handsome enough to reside inside, particularly appropriate for high traffic areas such as family rooms.

Anthony Lawrence Home outdoor furniture

The new Anthony side table, with its subtle Ming style legs, is available in oak, mahogany, and black satin finish. It can be ordered with leather, silver leaf, or gold leaf for the inserts and can have a glass overlay for those who want a truly indelible surface.

Anthony Lawrence Home 'Anthony' tableAnthony Lawrence Home

The shop is also introducing a new range of rugs.

Anthony Lawrence Home rugs

There are many nooks and crannies to explore where you might find a chic étagere filled with Fleur home fragrances,

etagere at Anthony Lawrence Home

a 70s inspired organic leather lounger

Anthony Lawrence Home

the most comfortable boudoir style chair in a stylish Galbraith & Paul pattern

Anthony Lawrence Home boudoir chair

or a yacht inspired swivel chair with sleek and elegant lines.

Anthony Lawrence Home swivel chair

I am delighted to welcome a full service workroom of such high caliber to the area. Whether you luck out and find just the right piece off the floor, are looking to accessorize with lamps, soft or case goods or need expert help in customizing upholstery or curtains for your home, Anthony Lawrence Home is a wonderful new local Connecticut source.

6 thoughts on “Anthony Lawrence Home Comes to Greenwich

  1. Hi Stacey,

    Thank you for sharing this exquisite store that defies all of the pat classifications and gives new meaning to eclectic. Can’t say which vignette is my favorite, but the Bungalow 5 pieces always add a refreshing note. And that little Galbraith and Paul-clad chair is sublime!

  2. How lucky we are to have this fabulosi resource in our backyard! Thanks for the scoop Stacey! I look forward to stopping in and consulting on some kitty proof fabrics to reupholster a chair and bench I love. (Any suggestions please chime in all!)

  3. Stacey, so many unique, fabulous designs! What a treat to see this very special shop!

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