Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Our New Store!

It has been 1 month since we opened our first brick and mortar location in Northport Village, NY. Hydrangea Home began 22 years ago and it has always been a dream of mine to have my own store. After 22 years of craft shows, home shows, selling in various shops on Long Island, Etsy and my own website, I finally have a physical location (no more basement!) to work, create and display.  We signed the lease on 1/28/17 and opened the doors on 3/11/17. It was a crazy 6 weeks of construction, display work and creating. Everyone in the family helped out and dedicated their weekends to getting the store ready. I honestly could not have done it without their help! The support from family, friends and the Northport community has been overwhelming. We are so happy to be here.

Here are a few photos of the store:

We make a lot of the products in the store including florals, art, photography, and wood items. I have also found a long list of makers creating beautiful jewelry, soaps, candles, pillows and linens. So excited to support other small businesses and artisans. We added a counter with stools in the store that overlooks my workspace. Come sit, browse a decorating book or magazine and see what we are working on. One of my favorite things about having the shop is interacting with my customers. I truly enjoy the conversations!  If you are local, I hope you will come see us!

My son put together a short video clip showing the transformation of the store.

Visit my Dropbox video HERE.
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Living Room Ideas

When Arhaus contacted me to design a living room using their furniture, the timing was perfect! We are in the process of renovating our living room which used to be my work studio. It's a pretty large space so I picked out quite a few pieces that I would love to see in there.

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When choosing a media console, I thought the easel was so unique and of course since I'm a painter and this room is where I used to do my work, this piece was so meaningful.

I'm not a rule follower when it comes to decorating. Choosing items that I love and have some meaning or usefulness for our family is what I'm thinking about when decorating. The colors and pieces in this mood board are just the perfect palette for a peaceful room to hang out in. That muted teal is one of my favorites and I love the slate blue tabletops. The room I'm planning is more of a casual family room so I picked items that weren't too formal but I think the round coffee table and end table add the perfect touch of elegance I was looking for.

It was so simple to find something in every category at Arhaus. Their products are just my style!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hydrangea tip

These gorgeous hydrangeas have lasted 10 days so far! A great tip: dip the stems in alum (found in the spice aisle) before placing in water. I also did this each time I gave them a fresh cut every few days. Works for me! Shown in one of our popular decorative planter boxes. ‪#‎myhydrangeahome