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Best of Westchester 2015 Home & Garden Editors’ Picks

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HIPCHIK Home

381 Main St, Armonk

(914) 273-4600; www.hipchikhome.com

Funky, fun, and so not your grandma’s old-school, staid gift shop, HIPCHIK was launched by a fashion industry vet with fab taste. It’s stocked with one-of-a-kind home accessories—and perfect presents—that make interiors pop.

Ethan Allen

152 S Central Ave, Hartsdale

(914) 684-0360; www.ethanallen.com

You can plow through endless drapery samples, trudge through shops hoping to find that perfect accent piece, and go blind trying to choose lighting. Or, you can visit Ethan Allen, where an experienced design professional will help you—free of charge and free of stress—find everything you need, from gorgeous bedding, draperies, and accents to high-quality sofas, tables, and armoires.

Home Goods Designs

In2Green, Hastings-on-Hudson

(914) 693-5054; www.in2green.com

Beautiful, modern, luxurious home goods that just happen to be eco-friendly have put In2Green on the map. The company’s made-in-the-USA graphic ponchos, throws, totes, scarves, and apparel items—available at several Westchester boutiques—will make a statement in any home.

Kontrast

Larchmont

www.shopkontrast.com

The signature simple lines and materials of Danish design are on display at Kontrast, a new online boutique from Larchmont resident (and Dane) Louise Fischer. Her hand-selected, curated collection of Danish home accessories and furniture provide a welcome addition to both traditional and modern rooms.

Early Electrics and Radio-Guy Showroom

115 N Water St, Peekskill

(914) 402-1790; earlyelectrics.com and radio-guy.net 

Run by father-and-son team Steve and Marc Erenberg, this store and showroom is filled with turn-of-the century mechanical devices and curios, as well as unique refashioned lighting and lamps. But are the goods truly unique? When we stopped by recently, an 1840 papier-mâché anatomical model of a horse had just been delivered. The price tag? $75,000.

Artistic Tile

65 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains

(914) 422-0041; www.artistictile.com

If you like a little drama with your tile, this White Plains showroom is for you: A huge selection of stone, glass, porcelain, and ceramic tiles is presented in high-end displays, and the space is complete with imported Italian crystal chandeliers that “bathe the space in warm residential light.”

Junktique Recycling

67 Purchase St, Rye

(914) 481-5353; www.junktiquerecycling.com

This shop-cum-studio reuses, repurposes, and recycles old wooden furniture by repainting it with decorative paint—a super-hot trend in home design that’s earth-friendly, too. They offer both unpainted and already painted vintage pieces plus DIY workshops if you want to try it yourself.

Old New House

31 Katonah Ave, Katonah

(914) 401-9060; www.oldnewhouse.com

A far cry from your typical rug store, this former Etsy shop run by husband-and-wife team Melissa Lynn Friedman and David Dilmaghani has a killer selection of antique, vintage, and handmade rugs, plus wall art and decorative objects. Though it’s primarily an e-commerce venture, you can also visit the Katonah showroom (by appointment only) to select your one-of-a-kind rug in person.