ANOTHER GREAT ANTIQUE AND DESIGN STORE CLOSING: MYRTLE IN NYC

by Marisa Marcantonio


Photo by Josh Gibson
One of my favorite shops, Myrtle, at 245 East 60th Street, is closing. Michelle Prentice, a terrific traditional interior designer, opened her shop to sell hand- picked antiques with clean lines from Ireland, England and the states. She also carried pretty, one of a kind silk and linen pillows and unusual lamps. The shop was a welcome addition to the design district, an antique laden stretch near the D and D Building, and it was a place where the finds were always all chic. With the natural grass cloth walls and soft green window panels, the place felt like a chic apartment. The landscape is changing, and I hope the other area shops can hang tough. On the upside, Michelle is busy with interior design clients and projects, creating beautiful homes.