• NeighborhoodWest Village

Designed to evoke the coziness of a friend’s apartment, this furniture, housewares, and accessories boutique, founded by husband and wife Caroline and Michael Ventura, offers an eclectic but cohesive selection of contemporary and midcentury pieces for nonconformist decorators (professional or otherwise). Here you’ll find everything from new furniture by Aaron Poritz and Chris Earl to handmade Giacometti-esque column lights from Fort Makers; a brass-and-wood bookshelf stocks vintage runs of titles like The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin. Caroline designs her jewelry line, BRVTVS, on site, while Michael runs his design firm, Sub Rosa, on the second floor. What’s more, the couple lives on the third, so consider the treasures at Calliope to be an honest mirror of their personal tastes.