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The Best of Westchester 2010

Home is where the heart is, but our hearts are with these superlatve shops.



Editor’s Picks
New Home Boutique (Above)
REZidENZIA Dobbs Ferry
(914) 479-1010

Ever toured a show house and been wowed by how professional designers break the rules of décor to mix different styles or unexpected colors to come up with that just right look? Walking into this fresh new home boutique launched by longtime decorator Patricia von Buelow is like that—only better, because you can bring what you see right home to your own abode. Drawing from her established sources worldwide, and her travels throughout Mexico, Italy, and France, von Buelow has assembled an eclectic collection of mostly one-of-a-kind furniture, artwork, antiques, and lighting. “I love mixing styles and combining special pieces that aren’t alike, like a mid-century modern Bertoia chair with a Louis XVI French settee,” she says. “It makes for a more unpredictable—and thus more interesting—space.”

Windows & Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors at Authentic Window Design White Plains
(914) 644-4800

Experience counts—which is why the products of Marvin Windows and Doors are so stunning. Authentic Window Design in White Plains is the only designated Marvin Design Gallery in Westchester, and it offers the widest selection of Marvin products around. In a tricky spot? The staff can even help you design a custom project.

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New Multi-Dealer Antique Showroom
Apple Antiques Mount Kisco
(914) 242-5365

At Apple Antiques, you’ll find a winning selection of antiques and more antiques and still more antiques by dealers assembled by Larry Guida, a fine antiques-biz veteran. His past treasures have found new homes with the Kennedys and the Clintons. This two-floor, 15,000-square-foot emporium—plus a 5,000-square-foot warehouse—offers everything from 18th-century furniture and fine English china to early 20th-century costume jewelry and mid-century ceramics—all with quite pleasing, before-your-decorator-marks-them-up price tags.

New Antiques Shop
Baxter & Co. Home
Cross River
(914) 977-3550

Anyone can hunt through chains and department stores, but doing so runs the risk of making your home look, well, like everyone else’s. Shop here, and you’ll find items that no one else will have. Find one-of-a-kind small furniture and objets d’art among the refinished and refurbished antiques and accessories. We spotted French sconces from the 1800s, elegant sterling-silver serving pieces, ornate antique mirrors, and old hand irons. Of particular interest is its selection of pieces enhanced with gold leaf or paint, an effect, says owner Mary Mayland, “that offers a formal look with a little edge.”

Service Guarantee
Rug & Home Gallery Thornwood
(914) 741-2486

Not only is the work of “The Rug Lady,” Antoinette Lombardi, who restores tired, torn, frayed, and stained hand-loomed area rugs, exceptional, it comes backed with an equally exceptional “whatever it takes to ensure complete satisfaction” service guarantee. In the unlikely event that you’re not absolutely satisfied with the work, Rug & Home Gallery will keep trying until you are.

Tabletop Store
Table D’Hôte Armonk
(914) 273-4049

This niche boutique offers a dazzling selection of dishes, flatware, linens, glassware, and other accessories to adorn your table with verve and panache. With every conceivable color, pattern, style, and motif available, Table D’Hôte can help you set the right tone and evoke the right mood for any holiday or occasion.

Masonry Materials
Bedford Stone & Masonry Supply Corp.
(914) 666-6404

A fifth-generation family business (operating since 1925), Bedford Stone & Masonry Supply has helped county homeowners, contractors, landscapers, builders, and designers realize their masonry projects of any shape or size. From driveways and walkways to fireplaces, patios, and pools, no project is too large or too small to receive their personalized, expert attention and finesse.

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New Home Design Showroom
Klaff’s Scarsdale
(914) 740-1800

Finally! We were so tired of hoofing it over the Connecticut border for Klaff’s amazing home furnishings. Inside the stunning 19,000-square-foot store you can find the lighting, kitchens, baths, decorative hardware, and tile and stone, from the ethereal Oceanside Glasstile mosaic tiles to hand-forged Rocky Mountain hardware, all in art gallery-like showrooms.

Hardware Store
Hastings Electric and Hardware

Hastings-on-Hudson (914) 478-1416

Stepping into Hastings Electric and Hardware is like taking a step back in time—and into the corner hardware store your father used to frequent before big-box behemoths began to stomp ’em out. Like a circus clown car, Hastings Hardware magically fits every conceivable item into its modest space—from nails, light bulbs, and paint to kitchen gadgets, batteries, and garden supplies, even seasonal items, like Christmas lights and decorations.


Readers’ Picks

Antiques Store
Juliana Rose

Tarrytown (914) 366-8266

Appliance Shop
Berger Appliance Inc.

Hawthorne (914) 769-2300; shopbergerappliances.com

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Art Gallery
Canfin Gallery

Tarrytown (914) 332-4554; canfingallery.com

Bath Shop
Best Plumbing Tile & Stone

Somers (914) 232-2020; bestplg.com

Carpet Shop
Carpet Giant of Ossining

Ossining (914) 762-5068; carpetgiantossiningny.com

Fabric Shop
Hartsdale Fabrics

Hartsdale (914) 428-7780; hartsdalefabrics.com

Floor Shop
Carpet Giant of Ossining

Ossining (914) 762-5068; carpetgiantossiningny.com

Frame Shop
The Art Barn

Ossining (914) 762-4997; theartbarn.net

Furniture Store
Country Willow

Bedford Hills (914) 241-7000; countrywillow.com

Garden Center
Mariani Gardens

Armonk (914) 273-3083; marianigardens.com

Hardware Store
Kellogg’s and Lawrence

Katonah (914) 232-3351; kelloggsandlawrence.com

Home Accessories Store

Mamaroneck (914) 315-6090; milieuhomegoods.com

Interior Decorator
Eva’s Design & Decorating

White Plains (914) 949-2717; evasdecorators.com

Kitchen Supplies
Chef Central

Hartsdale (914) 328-1376; chefcentral.com

Westover Landscape Design

Tarrytown (914) 234-2334; westoverld.com

Lighting Fixtures

Scarsdale (914) 740-1800; klaffs.com

Alternative Closet Company

Mount Kisco (914) 666-5665; alternativecloset.com

Tile Selection
Terra Tile & Marble

Briarcliff Manor (914) 923-4295; terratileandmarble.com

Window Treatment Shop
Country Willow

Bedford Hills (914) 241-7000; countrywillow.com

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