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Interior Design Brenda Kelly Kramer’s Favorite Local Places For Home Bargains


Chappaqua resident Brenda Kelly Kramer,  an interior designer who loves to combine antiques with flea-market finds, is a wiz at whipping up low-cost, high-impact design solutions. Here, she dishes on her favorite local places to find home bargains:


Antiques/Estate Sales:

Adams Unlimited Inc.

“They are constantly on the lookout for amazing furniture, housewares, et cetera. My latest great find there was a wonderful coffee table for $60.”

19 Mount Vernon Ave, Mount Vernon  (914) 668-0374; www.aaadams.com

Chatsworth Auction Rooms

“Don’t be shy about haggling here! My latest buy was an antique drop-leaf table from the mid-1800s with the original red-brick-colored paint on the legs for $200.”
151 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck (914) 698-1001; www.chatsworthauction.com


Brenda Kelly Kramer

Home Furnishings/Accessories:

Glass Onion Originals

“I just got an amazing, inexpensive table there—it was antique, painted white, and really unusual. I made an offer on it. I promise, you won’t leave the store empty-handed!”
4 Washington Ave, Pleasantville (914) 741-6294

Harris Restaurant Supply

“A great place for great bargains on fun dishes and glassware.” 
25 Abendroth Ave, Port Chester (914) 937-0404; www.hrs-foodservice.com

Opportunity Shop

“My source for fun, $1 glassware.”
61 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua (914) 238-4420

Two’s Company

“There is always something new at their outlet store in Elmsford—it’s worth a weekly trip. I love finding things there and then seeing them at Saks for 10 times the price!”  

500 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford (914) 345-2222; www.twoscompany.com



Whispering Pines of Chappaqua

“Beth, the owner, does a bargain day every Wednesday in May (20 percent off all annuals). Perfect for Mother’s Day and teacher’s gifts.”
91 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua (914) 238-5661; www.whisperingpinesofchappaqua.com

Rosedale Nurseries

“I always get wonderful plants there at great prices—recently, a beautiful cyclamen for $6.95.  I also found orchids for 50 percent off. And check out their clearance corner, too, for things like amazing $5 candles.”
51 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne (914) 769-1300; www.rosedalenurseries.com



Carpet Trends

“Check out the remnant wall/clearance area for leftovers—which means big savings! I found the carpet for my twins’ bedroom there; it retailed for $3,000 and I paid $700.” 
5 Smith St, Rye (914) 967-5188; www.carpettrends.com



Calico Corners

“Need to have pillows made and don’t want to spend a lot? Their clearance bolt area is the best place for a cheap yard or two of fabric. Recently, I found 20 bolts of wonderful, varied fabrics and my favorite was just $7 a yard.” 
657 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 666-4486; www.calicocorners.com