Photo by Emily Tull Pollakowski
Etoile is a new, French-inspired home shop in Bronxville, offering locals a taste of the elegant city right here in Westchester.
A new home store has hit the scene in Bronxville. Named Etoile, it is the realization of a longtime aspiration for owner and interior designer Patricia Knox.
“It was always a dream of mine to open a retail concept that included beautifully curated items for the home,” says Knox, who previously worked at Ralph Lauren. “We offer a low-key environment where a customer can pick up a beautiful accessory for their home, a wedding gift, inquire about design services, or just stop in to sit down and chat.”
Knox, who attends both Deco Off and Maison et Object in Paris annually, gets a serious dose of inspiration and ideas from the fashionable city. “There is a story that Christian Dior found a shiny, metal star on the way to his first meeting as a courtier, and he kept it with him as his lucky charm,” says Knox. “Fashion and couture have always influenced home design, and who better to be inspired by than Christian Dior.”
Etoile, which means “star” in French, is inspired by Dior’s story. The vibe upon entering is welcoming and luxurious yet approachable. “We encourage customers to walk around, look at everything, ask questions, grab a water from the bar, and make themselves at home,” says Knox. “Anything in the shop can go home that day, so we like to think of it as our dream home.”
Some of her favorite items include the custom pillows that were designed for the shop and the custom furniture pieces.
This summer you can expect to find colorful, silk Ikat pillows, dinnerware, and small clutch bags in silk Ikat prints, all from Italy. For those who like to entertain, Etoile also carries colorful cordless lamps and handblown glassware – perfect for summer dinner parties.
Etoile is also an excellent place to visit if you’re looking for something unique for your home or as a gift. “Generally speaking, when we sell out of special items, we won’t replace them with the same items,” says Knox. “We want our customers to have exclusivity to the items that they purchase and to know they won’t see it everywhere.” J’adore!
Etoile, 5 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.202.9171; etoilehome.com