Briarcliff Manor-based, Spice Hill Interiors in Ossining, East Hill Cabinetry in Briarcliff Manor, Lot 84 in Mount Kisco.


objects of desire

Susan Sears fell in love with France’s cheery, distinctive home accessories during her very first visit there back in 1976. “I told myself that I’d come back when I was a little more flush and do some real shopping,” she recalls.


Sears has been lucky enough to turn that passion into a profession. With her aptly named Briarcliff Manor-based website, (literally “What an object!” in French), she helps shoppers bring France’s savoir-faire and style into their own homes. (Bonus: no passport required.) Whimsical Provençal chickens, Parisian glass vases, and colorful linens inspired by the heritage of France’s Basque country—tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats, tea towels, and aprons in shades of fuchsia, orange, lime, persimmon, and periwinkle—are bound to please Francophiles and fashionistas alike.




a lot of style

How do you top a home-accessories hot spot that charmed Westchester shoppers for more than five years? By opening another one with even more offerings. Rossana Fiore closed perennial favorite Vintage Home in Chappaqua in May 2007, opening up Mount Kisco’s Lot 84 a mere three months later. This disappearing—and grand opening—act has resulted in a new go-to shop, which features many of the choice items found at Vintage Home, but also accessories from Missoni Home, high-style furniture (including vintage pieces from Jansen, new pieces from the Oly collection, and custom Lucite pieces), and art in a variety of media.

Lot 84 84 Lexington Avenue    Mount Kisco    (914) 244-8535



good taste

Helping clients put the finishing touches on home décor is one part good design, one part pure psychology. Karen Kline, owner of the recently opened Spice Hill Interiors in Ossining, brings both to the table: an education from Parsons and a BA in psychology (plus a law degree tossed into the mix). Offering private interior-design services to Westchester clients since 1999, Kline now reaches out to a broader clientele with her new boutique, which offers high-end wallcoverings, window treatments, and custom upholstered furniture at below-retail prices. Kline works with high-end fabric companies such as Romo, Osborne & Little, Rogers & Goffigon, Robert Allen, and Kravet, as well as several upholstery lines including Swaim and a custom private line.

Spice Hill Interiors 211 North Highland Avenue Ossining (914) 945-0966




beauty and the east

Celebrating the November showroom opening of Briarcliff Manor-based East Hill Cabinetry with a wine tasting was, according to co-owner Nicholas Maucieri, “a way for us to express appreciation to all the contractors, vendors, and suppliers who have been involved with us so far.” With 30 years of experience in residential construction, Maucieri and co-owner/president Anthony Maucieri must have had plenty of pros to put on the invite list. Their new 2,000-square-foot showroom, which joins their year-and-a-half-old office, features products from the Wellborn Cabinet and Mouser Custom Cabinetry lines, as well as Silestone, CaesarStone, and granite. It also introduces Dinovo Cucine, an Italian-made line of frameless cabinets, to Westchester.

East Hill Cabinetry 127 woodside Ave. Briarcliff Manor  (914) 432-7341




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