Interior Design Brenda Kelly Kramer’s Favorite Local Places For Home Bargains

Where to get affordable, beautiful solutions.



Chappaqua resident Brenda Kelly Kramer,  an interior designer who loves to combine antiques with flea-market finds, is a wiz at whipping up low-cost, high-impact design solutions. Here, she dishes on her favorite local places to find home bargains:

 

Antiques/Estate Sales:

Adams Unlimited Inc.

“They are constantly on the lookout for amazing furniture, housewares, et cetera. My latest great find there was a wonderful coffee table for $60.”

19 Mount Vernon Ave, Mount Vernon  (914) 668-0374; www.aaadams.com

Chatsworth Auction Rooms

“Don’t be shy about haggling here! My latest buy was an antique drop-leaf table from the mid-1800s with the original red-brick-colored paint on the legs for $200.”
151 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck (914) 698-1001; www.chatsworthauction.com

 


Brenda Kelly Kramer

Home Furnishings/Accessories:

Glass Onion Originals

“I just got an amazing, inexpensive table there—it was antique, painted white, and really unusual. I made an offer on it. I promise, you won’t leave the store empty-handed!”
4 Washington Ave, Pleasantville (914) 741-6294

Harris Restaurant Supply

“A great place for great bargains on fun dishes and glassware.” 
25 Abendroth Ave, Port Chester (914) 937-0404; www.hrs-foodservice.com

Opportunity Shop

“My source for fun, $1 glassware.”
61 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua (914) 238-4420

Two’s Company

“There is always something new at their outlet store in Elmsford—it’s worth a weekly trip. I love finding things there and then seeing them at Saks for 10 times the price!”  

500 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford (914) 345-2222; www.twoscompany.com

 

Flowers:

Whispering Pines of Chappaqua

“Beth, the owner, does a bargain day every Wednesday in May (20 percent off all annuals). Perfect for Mother’s Day and teacher’s gifts.”
91 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua (914) 238-5661; www.whisperingpinesofchappaqua.com

Rosedale Nurseries

“I always get wonderful plants there at great prices—recently, a beautiful cyclamen for $6.95.  I also found orchids for 50 percent off. And check out their clearance corner, too, for things like amazing $5 candles.”
51 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne (914) 769-1300; www.rosedalenurseries.com

 

Carpet:

Carpet Trends

“Check out the remnant wall/clearance area for leftovers—which means big savings! I found the carpet for my twins’ bedroom there; it retailed for $3,000 and I paid $700.” 
5 Smith St, Rye (914) 967-5188; www.carpettrends.com

 

Fabric:

Calico Corners

“Need to have pillows made and don’t want to spend a lot? Their clearance bolt area is the best place for a cheap yard or two of fabric. Recently, I found 20 bolts of wonderful, varied fabrics and my favorite was just $7 a yard.” 
657 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 666-4486; www.calicocorners.com

 

 

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