New Stores



BB Abode
2 Kieler La, North Salem (914) 485-1339

Housed in North Salem’s 146-year-old Union Hall, this charming new home-furnishings sister-boutique (in Darien) is owned by Manny DeMagistris and Roberta Ball, interior designers who live in Yorktown. Expect an appealing mélange of new home furnishings and stylish antiques in a decidedly unstuffy style that DeMagistris, also a creative director, calls “comfy elegance.” Prices vary widely, from $20 for small colored votives to $7,800 for a maple burl wood dining table. Of special interest to local horse lovers: its selection of equestrian-themed items, including picture frames and other accents. Complete interior design and home staging services are available.

Decorative Hardware Studio
160 King St, Chappaqua (914) 238-5251

Decorative Hardware Studio (DHS), a 30-plus-year-old, highly regarded manufacturer of museum-quality decorative hardware, previously available to the trade only, recently debuted its first open-to-the-public showroom in Chappaqua. Since its inception in 1982, the line of fine-quality period and contemporary hardware (“We call it jewelry for the home,” says co-owner Marie Prezner) has found its way into a New Delhi hotel, a host of Las Vegas casinos, and Carnegie Hall, as well as on film sets and TV shows. Manufactured elsewhere in Chappaqua, its collection features solid brass as its base metal, and is available in 20 custom finishes. Refinishing and restoration services also are available.

Wake Robin
1207 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor (914) 502-0303

This home shop showcases a collection of vintage, rustic, and modern finds selected by proprietor Megan David, who previously owned a smaller boutique in Berkeley, California. Though it carries gift items, Wake Robin focuses on old and new fine furniture and furnishings from all over the world, much of it handcrafted. We spotted vintage crystal chandeliers, ultra-cool Lucite chairs, embellished pillows handmade in India, and soft alpaca throws handmade in Peru ($285-$345). Prices run from $14 for pouches handmade from saris to $4,600 for a chrome-and-glass-drop chandelier. Not sure how it all goes together? David also offers interior design, customized lighting, and upholstery assistance.