I actually don’t live all that far from Nicole, but the little “hamlet” of Pound Ridge, New York where I live is actually worlds apart from New York City.
When we moved up here to the Northern, rural part of Westchester County a decade ago, I literally mourned the lack of cool shopping destinations (thank goodness for the internet!).
Our little town of Pound Ridge is mostly a weekend area for New York city residents, which makes me and my family…townies! We have several little antique stores in our tiny town, (at least eight or nine), about two hundred real estate agencies, forty banks, two nail salons….but no pharmacy and no movie theatre. Its an odd sort of town to say the least.
That’s why I was so thrilled when Avante Garden opened up here several years ago, in an old 1950′s gas station (which was a previous eye sore)!
The husband and wife owners have a great eye and fabulous sense of style.
Not only did they create such a unique and chic storefront out of this old and funky building, but inside the collection of art, lighting and furniture is amazing and very inspiring!
In love with this whole vignette…especially that gorgeous armillary.
Dying over these cool fixtures!
It all makes living in a one horse town seem a bit more glam!
And, if your thinking the name of this shop sounds a bit familiar….