BB Abode in North Salem, The Decorative Hardware Studio in Chappaqua, Wake Robin in Briarcliff Manor, and kiscohome.com
a perfect union
Built in 1865, North Salem’s Union Hall has served this former agricultural community as a meeting hall and stagecoach stop. Today, it houses a charming new home furnishings shop, BB Abode, launched by husband-and-wife Manny DeMagistris and Roberta Ball. The pair, interior designers who live in Yorktown, fill this special spot with new home furnishings, stylish antiques, and original artwork they uncover from such disparate sources as Manhattan’s D&D Building, flea markets, auctions, and international home-furnishings shows. “We sell the special little treasures that make a house a home,” says DeMagistris. Of special note is the shop’s selection of equestrian-themed items. Complete interior design services are available.
■ BB ABODE 2 Keeler La, North Salem (914) 485-1339
|Featuring an open loft-like feel complete with exposed brick and a tin ceiling, Megan David's new home emporium offers a mix of vintage, rustic, and modern furnishings and handcrafted gift items. Specializing in old and current fine furniture and furnishings, including tabletop, textiles, lighting, and accessories, its carefully edited collection, many of it handcrafted, comes from all over the globe, including Japan, India, France, Ethiopia, and Romania—as well as closer to home, like small studios and workshops in Brooklyn and California. Elegant vintage crystal chandeliers, Louis XVI-style Bergere armchairs, and tabletop linens share space with ultra-cool Lucite chairs, intricately embellished pillows handmade in India, and modern rustic case goods from Canvas, a line that David helped develop. Prices run the gamut, from $14 for small pouches handmade from saris to $4,600 for a chrome chandelier featuring hundreds of glass drops. Wondering how to put it all together? David offers interior design, customized lighting, and upholstery assistance.|
■ WAKE ROBIN 1207 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor (914) 502-0303
jewelry for the home
After seven years distributing high-end specialty hardware lines, Marie and Ronald Prezner launched their own high-end line, Decorative Hardware Studio (DHS), available to the trade only. “We call it jewelry for the home,” Marie declares. Fast forward to late 2010, when the couple opened their first showroom, offering the collection directly to the consumer. The handsome collection, manufactured in Chappaqua, features brass as its base metal, and is available in 20 custom finishes. Prices range from $6 (cabinet knobs) to $1,500-plus (drapery hardware for an average four-foot window). Restoration and refinishing services also are available.
■ The Decorative Hardware Studio
160 King St, Chappaqua (914) 238-5251
memories of grandma—and mount kisco
Fond memories of spending summers at her grandmother’s house on Byram Lake in Mount Kisco inspired designer Colleen McLean Williamson to launch kiscohome.com, an online home décor boutique. “This is my way of paying homage to the town of Mount Kisco.” Her collection of moderately priced home accessories that recall her childhood visits to this area is heavy on shabby chic and vintage-inspired—save for some skull-and-crossbones tumblers!