6 Places to Shop for Home this Spring
Musts for decorating this season.
Bilotta Kitchens Mamaroneck
564 Mamaroneck Ave
(914) 381-7734; bilotta.com
Bilotta Kitchens of Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, and Manhattan, has launched the first design in its Bilotta Collection cabinetry line, a stunning, forward-looking fusion of metal and wood. The line features Shaker-style door design and wall cabinets with polished stainless center panels. The interiors of the glass cabinets are also lined in polished stainless.
Developed by Bilotta Senior Designer Randy O’Kane to introduce the new cabinet line, the showroom display pictured here features a sophisticated marriage of gray tones, varying textures, and even a little bling, thanks to the polished stainless accents. Other details include Artistic Tile’s glazed Kyoto brick tiles in both glossy white and metallic; Ceramica Design Italia’s lava-stone top in its deep blue mercurio; La Cornue’s Château 120 range in stainless steel with brushed stainless and nickel accents; and accessories by Michael Aram, all set off by teal painted walls. Pricing varies according to design.
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst
Mark your calendars: One of the country’s most prestigious craft fairs will run May 2 to 4 on the grounds of the Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown. Find one-of-a-kind home furnishings, artwork, jewelry, and more. Bowl shown is by Peter Petrochko. For more information: artrider.com or call (845) 331-7900.
Salisbury & Manus Online
Let’s say you have impeccable taste and know just what you want. No, you’re not an interior designer—nor do you feel the need to consult one. You could cajole a friend in the biz to place orders for you, but that feels, well, tacky. But you’d really, really like that designer discount. Now Bronxville interior design firm Salisbury & Manus has introduced an online service for savvy consumers like you that enables its membership to enjoy industry net pricing. Members in the Salisbury & Manus Luxe Club have access to “trade only” showrooms like the D&D Building in Manhattan and the ability to purchase fabrics, wallcoverings, carpeting, furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, tile, plumbing, etc. at net cost, either online or in retail stores. For example: a Hickory Chair covered in a Clarence House fabric that retails for more than $9,000 would cost a Luxe member less than $3,600. Members pay $795 annually and hundreds of major upscale home furnishings brands including Baker Furniture, Jonathan Adler, Osborne & Little, Ralph Lauren Home, Scalamandre, Stark Carpet, etc. are represented. For more information: salisburyandmanus.com.
RuLi Artisans Shop
1934 Palmer Ave, Larchmont
This light-filled little shop showcases handcrafted, one-of-a-kind works for oneself and one’s home, all carefully curated by New Rochelle resident and jewelry designer June Walden. With a Lyndhurst-meets-art-gallery vibe, the work of each of the 36 local artists and fine craftspeople is exhibited alongside a museum-like placard bearing the creator’s name, hometown, photograph, and other info. Visitors to RuLi—the name honors the memories of the owner’s beloved standard poodles, Ruby and Lili—will enjoy browsing an eclectic selection of offerings to the strains of Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, and Diana Krall. We were particularly taken by the handsome hand-turned wooden bowls ($25 to $200) by Jim Tyrrell of New Rochelle, who uses the wood from trees that fall naturally during storms, and another woodworker, Esteban, an artisan/arborist who works with portions of just-cut-down trees. Colorful mosaic picture frames and mirrors by Libby Denenberg of Mamaroneck ($35 to $250), exquisite hand-blown glass vases with delicate ruffled edges from artisan/dentist Paul Giotopoulos ($200 range), and kiln-formed glass plates, trays, and bowls that are both decorative and useable ($50 to $250) by Martha Taylor of Rye also caught our eye. Rounding out the tableware mix is the work of several noteworthy ceramicists. Artwork includes original oils by award-winning artist Catherine Caulfield Russell of Yonkers and nautical paintings by artist/sailor Brechin Morgan of Connecticut plus watercolors and photographs on canvas.
Artéé Fabrics & Home
455 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 713-3531, arteefabricsandhome.com
Thinking of redecorating or just spiffing up your home? Head to this lovely new fabric and home shop, part of a 13-store, Massachusetts-based chain founded by Arti Bhandari Mehta. Artéé prides itself on offering the best quality merchandise at the lowest prices possible. Showcased are fabrics, trims, and tassels; accessories like decorative pillows, rugs, artwork, ready-to-use window panels, and cushions; and custom-designed furniture, bedding, and window treatments. But what it is known for is its thousands of fabrics—you’ll find rows and rows of fabric racks featuring everything from silks, cottons, and chenilles to linens, blends, and polyesters in solids, plaids, stripes, prints, and a variety of textures like jacquard, velvet, mohair, and embroidery. Displays are color-coded for ease of selection and design choice and the vast majority of orders can be taken home that day.
Tired of spending hours online searching for that special something for your home at the best possible price? Check out TheFind, a new shopping app especially targeted to the DIY designer, whether you’re looking for new kitchen towels in a certain shade of orchid or to turn an empty-nest bedroom into a mod, mid-century home office. TheFind delivers on its promise of making online shopping simpler and less expensive by locating the lowest prices and showing price comparisons after searching across more than 500,000 online stores; automatically customizing results and sorting recommended items based on individual preferences (through past searches, transactions, and Facebook ‘likes’); and providing a streamlined checkout flow to make all purchases from within the app. TheFind: App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android