The primarily working-class town of Port Chester has an industrial vibe and slowly gentrifying old Main Street. It is also home to some of the most sought-after home décor resources in the county. Exquisite tile, marble, window treatments, fabrics, lighting, and antiques from its many showrooms and shops are often what make the luxurious, professionally designed homes of its posh Rye and Greenwich neighbors look so shelter-mag perfect. Here, some must-visits.
This long-standing option offers a welcome alternative to the big-box centers, especially for those seeking expert advise, personalized service, premium products, and smaller quantities of anything needed to make a house function at its best.
43 N Main St; 914.939.3872
Design excellence, attention to detail, and client focus are the hallmarks of this full-service interior design firm founded in 1998. Informed by regular visits to international design markets, its work includes residences, vacation homes, show houses, and country clubs.
509 N Main St; 914.934.0907
Rye Ridge Ceramic Tile
Beautiful backsplashes, floors, countertops, and other stunning surfaces for the kitchen, bath, and elsewhere in the home start at this longtime family-owned business. Choose from the latest design solutions in its modern, easy-to-navigate 16,000 sq ft showroom.
520 N Main St; 914.939.1100
Whether you just fried your microwave or want a sleek, new outdoor kitchen, this discount-appliance store, family-owned since 1972, offers terrific prices and old-fashioned customer service. It is an authorized dealer for such top brands as Bosch, Amana, Whirlpool, GE, KitchenAid, and more.
120 N Main St; 914.937.2221
Founded in 1990, the shop has talented craftspeople who upholster, reupholster, and repair furniture, as well as build custom pieces, design and install window treatments, and refinish furniture.
119 N Main St; 914.690.9227
Close to Main Street:
Millennium Stone Ltd.
A past Marble Institute of America award winner, this design pro-touted stone fabrication and installation company offers expert advice and an extensive but easy to navigate selection of natural and man-made stone for kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and outdoor spaces.
1 Mill St; 855.235.6479
The Shade Store
Not only will its window treatment experts help unpack the often complicated process of beautifully dressing your windows, they’ll hold your hand throughout the design and installation, and then follow up to make sure you are satisfied with the result.
21 Abendroth Ave; 914.908.4033
More in Port Chester:
More than just an art-supply store, Friedman has home décor, small furniture, and premium faux flowers, plus a huge selection of framing options.
495 Boston Post Rd; 914.937.7351
Associated Glass & Mirrors Inc.
Architects and contractors rave about this custom glass company, offering design, fabrication, installation, and repair of shower doors, mirrors, and specialty glass.
71 Cottage St; 914.937.7300
Briggs House Antiques
A former fixture in Mamaroneck, this shop brings 30-plus years of experience to its specialty: high-quality yet affordable 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century antiques and furniture from France, England, Wales, and select domestic dealers.
114 Pearl St; 914.933.0022
Patdo Light Studio
Patdo is a standout for fresh designs, current trends, and premier-quality lighting fixtures. It also offers interior and landscape lighting design, and shoppers appreciate the interactive LED recessed-lighting lab.
25 S Regent St; 914.937.6707
The tile and slab offerings at this premier tile-and-stone showroom were described as “sexy” by one top local designer. Featured are the latest and most luxurious collections, many exclusive to the brand.
36 Midland Ave; 914.934.4600