One of my first stops on any visit to New York is always Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios in Broome Street, Soho. It’s such an inspirational place to visit, and I still love everything that I have bought there over the years.
Aero was one of the very first home stores, and continues to set the standard for understated chic.
In his latest book ‘ Aero Beginning to Now’, O’Brien explains ‘ I opened Aero to have a place to work on and be among things that I love every day.' The idea of surrounding yourself with beautiful things lends to the relaxed, warm and very personal style of the store.
Exploring the studio always makes me think about the creative process of putting a space together - the items you choose, the materials you use and the details that make the difference.
It is a place where things can be touched, examined and explained by the always gracious and very knowledgable sales staff. The displays and room settings change regularly and never feel precious.
Aero is not just about products and great finds. It's about ideas, and that's what makes it such a very special place to visit.
Images from aerostudios.com