Unless you’ve been submerged in a slumber of the Rip Van Winkle variety, it’s no news that Hudson, New York has been undergoing a revival as of late. As Manhattanites infiltrate the once sleepy whaling town, restaurants and shops have super-bloomed, turning Hudson’s Warren Street into a literal destination. Among the town’s retailers, antiques reign supreme. New Yorkers may have left their break-neck workweeks back in The City, but they’ve brought their heirloom tastes with them. If you’re headed to Hudson for an antiquing excursion and the surplus of antique shops has you feeling daunted, we’ve rounded up the antique shops you won’t want to miss. Plus, the restaurants, artisan boutiques, and out-of-town detours you’ll need to make a proper weekend out of it.
With over 100k instagram followers, it seems fair to say that Anthony D’Argenzio, photographer, founder of Zio and Sons, knows style. Not only has D’Argenzio applied his creativity to This Old Hudson, a two-unit guesthouse awash in rustic Hudson charm, but his Instagram feed is a dreamy visual guidebook to The Valley. Given his expertise, we asked D’Argenzio to share the Hudson’s most eyeful design destinations. From aesthetic-minded wine bars to Federal-era neighborhoods made for sightseeing, these are the Hudson Valley destinations perfect for any design-minded wayfarer.
Hudson Valley is in the air. As Manhattanites infiltrate the sleepy, one-time whaling town and rouse it from its century-long slumber, they’re opting to bring their gallerists and antique dealers with them, resulting in a booming art and antiques scene that’s making a country-wide stir. To celebrate the boom, we day-tripped to the valley for our latest Seminar Series outing. The event treated half a dozen New York interior designers to seven of the region’s top dealers, including five DECASO dealers, as well as a leisurely lunch at the region’s beloved Wm Farmer & Sons. Beginning with a trip down Hudson’s famed Warren Street thoroughfare, the trip enchanted with both history, charm, and, of course, stellar shopping. Ahead, discover the shops that should be on every antique enthusiasts’ Hudson radar, as told by our Trade Director, Marisa Marcantonio.
In 1989 Robert Stilin opened a design store in Palm Beach, Florida and filled it with an assemblage of his favorite furniture, art, and décor. Soon after, a well-heeled couple entered the store and requested to buy it all—and would Stilin lend his expertise to the rest of their house as well? Stilin agreed, but not without some trepidation. He was, after all, a business graduate, with no formal training as a designer. Yet, just as the couple noted, his curatorial eye was undeniable.