The focus at And Company, a new boutique, is on luxury for home and wardrobe, with a carefully edited selection of furnishings and women’s fashions showcased in a SoHo loft-like setting. “One time you’ll walk in and fall in love with a leather purse, next time, it might be a lamp cover,” says Jenni Elmished, co-owner with her husband, Sammy, of this shop and two others in Connecticut. The home collection features luxurious Italian and Egyptian cotton bed linens in an array of soothing colors ($26 and up); vases and hurricane candle holders in gray and green earth tones from Dutz of Holland ($60-$90); and made-to-order, hand-blown glass lighting from Tempo. You’ll also find organic serving platters by Edmonds of Australia ($46-plus); lovely French linens, napkins, and tablecloths from Libeco and Le Jacquard Francais ($46-plus); beeswax candles by Bonny Doon Farm of California; and a tempting assortment of trays, pitchers, and tabletop ware.
■ And Company
22 S Ridge St, Rye Brook (914) 305-4029
From Film to Family Room
During her long career working as a set decorator in the film industry (Deception, When in Rome, Little Manhattan), Diane Lederman collected leftover pieces of furniture that were destined to be discarded once a movie had finished shooting. “It would break my heart to see them going to Dumpsters,” says Lederman. “So I decided to rescue them.” Her collection grew into the vast inventory that she now offers for rent to the film and TV industries. Lederman recently decided to open her 10,000-square-foot showroom/warehouse to the public, offering thousands of gently used items for sale. Prices range from $10 for a ceramic vase to $4,000 for a handsome mahogany conference table from Theodore Alexander that had a supporting role in a major blockbuster (when new, it retailed for about $6,000). We spotted an exquisite pair of mid-century Danish chairs with teakwood frames ($3,600) and a gorgeous hand-painted, black-and-white lacquer table from Italy ($2,800). Costs for these items are far less than what they’d be new, with contemporary pieces generally priced at 50 percent off retail. And the bragging rights for owning a couch from your favorite flick? Priceless.
■ Decorator Depot 291 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, (914) 771-7720.
Sweet deals for bargain shoppers
In addition to selling seasonal produce, Sundial Farm in Ossining is now offering home furnishings from a range of eras and styles, along with fine art and photography, vintage table linens, and designer lighting and clothing. Sundial Farm owners Penny and Bill Hawkey, together with Barn Sale partners Tim and Diane Arnold, are planning a mid-October book signing and a celebrity chefs event. The barn will be open for business through October and will reopen in the spring.
■ Sundial Farm
1311 Kitchawan Rd, Ossining