I have exactly one hour per week to visit Parkhaus on Schröderstrasse — Saturdays from 6 to 7 o’clock in the evening. Any other day of the week, the opening hours of my store’s and Parkhaus’ overlap, so the anticipation already starts building on Monday. Parkhaus translates to “parking garage” in English, but it doesn’t matter that I don’t own a car. In between these beautiful decorations, interior products and objects du désir, I feel perfectly at home. Surrounded bydark grey walls, in the middle of old and new pieces of furniture, perfectly arranged candles, comfy pillows, lamp shades, books, flowers and bed linens, I feel so comfortable that I must resist the temptation to take my shoes off. I guess it wouldn’t be a problem though, since the shop’s staff are truly relaxed; they are the key to the cozy atmosphere here. Speaking of coziness: if Bertoia Diamond Chair or the likes ever printed crisscross patterns on your back, Parkhaus offers comfy felt cushions for designer chairs too.
Anne Postrach lives and works in Mitte and opened her kids’ boutique Tiny in December 2013 – two doors away from Parkhaus.