Kyla Burney started out selling furniture on Craigslist—not exactly the norm for trendy vintage retailers these days. Her friends asked her to help them decorate their homes, and those friends told their friends, and eventually Burney had a regular clientele. Two and half years later, she found her niche in Greenpoint and opened a showroom, Adaptations New York.
Today through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., Adaptations, normally a 700-square-foot showroom that’s hidden away inside of the Greenpoint Terminal Market complex and only open on weekends and by appointment, will run a pop-up shop in a 1,700-square-foot space down the block at 150 Franklin Street. “This location is something that I would love to have as my storefront, so it’s a little bit of a test to see how it goes,” Burney says.
Burney buys her unique furniture and accessories at the usual spots: tag sales, estate sales, and flea markets. But she’s discovered a different way to find the California-vibe furniture that fills Adaptations, as well. Her realtor friends who live outside of the city give her a call every time they have a listing with furniture they think Burney might like. “I’m also looking to start going on some road trips,” Burney says. “I just bought a Eurovan, so I’m pretty excited about that.”
She’s also excited about the pieces below. Click through the slideshow to hear why.