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Deck Out Your Digs at These 9 Hudson Valley Home Goods Stores 

click to enlarge Globe display at Exit 19.
  • Globe display at Exit 19.

It’s official—residents of the Hudson Valley don’t have to trek to big-city showrooms to avail themselves of high-end, unusual, or designer home goods. Nor are we limited to just the big-box stores when we do house renos. At a few of our favorite local home goods stores you can get the work of nearby artisans and artists as well as the kind of things found on 1stdibs.com or on the pages of glossy shelter magazines. But it’s not all pricey—there are loads of gifts or tchotchkes (tasteful, of course) for all occasions. And some of these venues offer design consults for a low fee. Check out our roundup of home goods stores at price points all over the budget spectrum.

1. Exit Nineteen

click to enlarge Trophy Deer Roe at Exit 19 arrives flat packed with simple instructions: fun and easy to assemble. Sections click together and are held securely with rubber rings. No glue or tools required. Environmentally friendly, made using eco materials and nontoxic coloring
  • Trophy Deer Roe at Exit 19 arrives flat packed with simple instructions: fun and easy to assemble. Sections click together and are held securely with rubber rings. No glue or tools required. Environmentally friendly, made using eco materials and nontoxic coloring

This shop in Kingston—from the team behind Spruce in Rhinebeck, John Krenek and Jamie Niblock—opened in 2015 in the city's Stockade District. Named for the nearest New York Thruway exit, the large tin-ceilinged space features a rotating collection of furniture by masters of the mid-century era. Also of the time: a heavy emphasis on barware. At Exit 19, You'll be able to stock a party-friendly bar with everything from Peychaud's Bitters to muddling spoons and a hand-blown wine carafe with oak stopper (at only $35 it's a very reasonable hostess gift). Serve it all up on a sleek, stainless steel Arne Jacobsen tray. The shop's layered vignettes are filled with colorful blown glass vases, stacks of Ridley games, and art on the walls (including quirky animal portraits on plates and faux deer heads). You'll go for decor inspiration and to browse the extensive selection of gorgeous scented candles, candle sticks, lanterns, Donghia silk pillows, lighting (task lamps that add a pop of color to a study), and coffee paraphernalia. The classic metal toolbox ($85) would make a great Mother's Day (or Father's Day) gift. The owners pride themselves on having goods from a few bucks to thousands.

2. Hammertown

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This drool-worthy shop exemplifies the luxe eclectic style so favored by shelter magazines these days. There are three locations—Rhinebeck, Pine Plains, and Great Barrington. While all three Hammertown locations have similar merch, the Pine Plains shop is the original store, opened 30 years ago in an old barn. It's the largest location, and definitely a destination, especially on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends for the biennial tent sale. The shops sell decorator-favorite furniture (from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Lee Industries), rugs both vintage (Turkish, Oriental) and new (Dash & Albert, Jaipur), bedding, towels, lighting, tableware (from Fish's Eddy to Royal Staffordshire), kitchen stuff (including utensils and cookbooks), also kids' toys, jewelry, and scarves.

click to enlarge In Love Where You Live, Joan Osofsky shares her in-depth knowledge on stylish modern country living with a collection of creative ideas and real-life tips for making your home warm and welcoming
  • In Love Where You Live, Joan Osofsky shares her in-depth knowledge on stylish modern country living with a collection of creative ideas and real-life tips for making your home warm and welcoming
The shop's owner Joan Osofsky has penned books on country living—and entertaining. She gives shop talks on topics like picking paint colors and, for a fee, will consult with you in your home as part of Hammertown's Approachable Design Services. For projects big or small, store designers will help with everything from measuring and furniture rearranging (or acquiring) to full on design work or staging a house for sale. This spring, the shop's pieces to snap up include the Monique Sofa (a cushy one with down-blend pillows and brass castor wheels in a variety of fabrics), lots of kanthas (Indian quilting using old saris and castoff textiles), Loloi Rugs, and mudcloth pillows.

3. Lili & Loo

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Each room in this Hudson shop feels like you've wandered into a private home. The retailer morphed from a Manhattan flea market stall full of diverse objects some 20 years ago to the current 15-room shop on two floors in three adjoining 19th century buildings on Hudson's Warren Street, plus a 2,000-square-foot backyard. Lili & Loo's vibe is very "world traveler," stylish and sophisticated with a mix of decorative objects, anything you'd put on your table when entertaining, furniture (side tables to sofas), art, and an extensive selection of textiles to bedeck your windows and floors. For a fee, they'll "roomscape" your house—i.e. give redecorating tips. In recent months, Lili and Loo has expanded its selection of wearables—clothing, sunglasses, purses, jewelry, etc. There's a virtual gallery tour on the store website to pre-plan your shopping trip.

4. ReStore of Newburgh

Like any thrift store, you never know what you'll find—a giant wrought iron wagon-wheel chandelier or a set of '50s highball glasses or some retro door knobs. Or a couch. But these stores offer everything from furniture (small and large) to doors and windows to the literal kitchen sink. Unlike a commercial home good shop, where you can count on certain basics or multiples of a popular item, at the ReStore the law is strike while the iron is hot and don't put it down until you're sure you don't want to buy it. That said, volunteers are always glad to measure something or free a front door from the teetering stack for you to take a look. Or even price an unmarked item on the floor. Once priced, it's firm—don't try to bargain. However, you may not have the luxury of leisure here—some locations such as Newburgh require that items purchased from 10 to 3 pm must be picked up by 4:30 that same day. Items bought after 3 have to be collected by noon the following business day. This store's Facebook page and Twitter feed alerts you to any sales, donations from specific furniture makers, or specials (sales on tile or flooring or boxed lighting, etc.). Also good—you can off-load any of the non-joy-bringing home goods on your way in. Other Hudson Valley outposts can be found in Hudson, Kingston, and Poughkeepsie. 

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