According to Evie Reyes, good design comes at all price points. Opened in February 2008, her home accessories shop, Ivelis Home & Design in Dobbs Ferry, takes that egalitarian philosophy to heart. Reyes’ boutique features Italian towels from Missoni and Frette, decorative pillows, Italian stationery, body-care products from Lollia and Le Savon, and sweet treats. To embrace the “good” in good design, Ivelis works with co-ops such as Aid to Artisans, which creates economic opportunities for craftspeople in developing countries, so shoppers can feel good while taking home recyclable vases from Guatemala, plastic pillows from Africa, and organic baby bedding from El Salvador.
Ivelis Home & Design
103 Main Street
Barely a year after opening its 3,000- square-foot home emporium in Greenwich, Mis en Scene is covering new ground: the outdoors. Just a few steps away from the original home design and accessories boutique, Mis en Scene Outdoors will serve clients hoping to make their outdoor living spaces as chic and comfortable as their interiors. Inside the store, white lacquered walls and sisal rugs allow vibrant furnishings and accessories (from torches and nautical lighting to chaise lounges) to shine. “I come from Corsica, where the beach, barbecues, and outdoors are a big part of the culture,” says owner/interior designer Claire Maestroni. “I couldn’t resist bringing a little taste of that experience to my clients.”
Mis en Scene Outdoors
135 Mason Street
Wondering how to create an environment that best speaks to your personal style? Consider your milieu—and Danielle Iaboni’s Milieu, which opened its doors in April 2008. This Mamaroneck gem offers furnishings and accessories to appoint every room of the house, limiting the stock of each item and continually receiving new treasures. More than 400 fabrics and leathers are available to customize upholstered furniture. Recent finds include a copper-top kitchen island, a wine cabinet reminiscent of an old-fashioned ice box, handcrafted iron beds, and a black-and-white hounds-
tooth settee paired with a dining table made from an old door—a very personal statement indeed.
Milieu HOME GOODS
157 Mamaroneck Avenue
With the opening of Field, German-born Gunda Sabel-Sheehan has found the opportunity to blend her love for handmade pieces with her passion for eco-friendly design. No doubt, shoppers will share in her enthusiasm. Opening its doors in Larchmont in June 2008, her new store is packed with earth-friendly products, from linens and home accessories to organic children’s clothing and toys, as well as handmade jewelry, vegan leather goods, and recycled wood frames, for a just-right mix of sustainability and style.
2095 Boston Post Road