Westchester Magazine, March 2009
MARCH 2009 — 34 Sensational New Stores
These new Main Street boutiques will make you forget about Amazon
Milieu, 157 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, (914) 315-6090;
FOCUS: Furniture, bedding, and decorative accessories.
VIBE: With its light-filled interior, high ceilings, exposed ductwork, and refurbished original wood floors, it feels as if you’ve wandered into a shelter mag-loft. But while the style is sophisticated chic (shabby and otherwise), the feel is eminently comfy and welcoming; you’ll want to browse awhile—maybe move in.
BACK STORY: Former graphic designer Danielle Iaboni left a corporate gig in financial marketing to pursue her passions. “I wanted to do what inspires me most.”
THE STUFF: A distinctive mélange of vintage or vintage-inspired finds, antiques, updated classics, modern accents, and pieces that Iaboni picks up on her travels through Portugal, Germany, and France. You’ll find bamboo trays ($125), and the Pine Cone Hill bedding collection, including the perennial favorite coral-and-green tulip pattern, and the ultimate shabby chic pillows ($39) and bolsters ($64) made from actual burlap sacks (perfect to spruce up a front porch or bay window), and hand-crafted iron beds from Wesley Allan ($850).
OUR FAVE: The splendid leather vanity/desks ($2,200 plus) and coffee tables ($1,900), handmade from recycled materials and imported from London.
TRENDING UP: “Everybody’s looking for a new take on the old classics,” says Iaboni.
PRICE TAGS: There’s something for everyone’s billfold, from eco-friendly drinking glasses made from repurposed wine and beer bottles ($5) to Barclay Butera Home upholstered settees and couches (up to $4,000); exclusive to the area, the collection is available in a choice of 500 fabrics.
PS: Iaboni offers in-store design consultations and at-home design services by appointment. She’ll also transform your home or backyard to set the perfect scene for that special dinner party or big outdoor bash—or deck your halls for any holidays.