With its captivating interiors and fetching furnishings, this stunning store is breathing new life into the Hudson, New York, shopping scene.
Last summer, while strolling down Hudson’s main drag, Nicholas Blaine and Paul Denoly stumbled upon the perfect brick-and-mortar location for their wholesale home furnishings and accessories company. “Our favorite old storefront had posted a For Rent sign,” Blaine explains. “The second we learned that its mosaic-tile entryway, stained-glass doorway, and high Victorian tin ceilings were available, we knew Hawkins New York had finally found its home.”
Known for its thriving flea market scene, Hudson has long been a shopping destination for savvy urbanites in surrounding metropolitan areas. But Blaine and Denoly were looking to do something different at Hawkins New York: “Warren Street is filled with antique stores,” Denoly says.
“We wanted to bring a more modern sensibility to town.”
“Our rule is that anything that we’d buy for our own home can go in the shop, and anything that we wouldn’t doesn’t make the cut,” Blaine says of Hawkins New York’s carefully selected inventory—which includes traditionally made artisanal textiles, furniture, and artworks from craftsmen around the world. “We curate objects that are beautiful and functional and that reflect the hand of the maker.”
“We’re developing our own contemporary farmhouse aesthetic,” Blaine says. “Our sense of design comes from the Shakers, the colloquial Dutch style, our travels, and the great outdoors.”
Blaine and Denoly dish about their favorite in-store designers!
“She has an amazing graphic sense and a real eye for color,” raves Denoly. “Always unexpected yet oddly familiar.”
“One of our local Hudson finds!” says Blaine. “Designer Jason Roskey’s knowledge of carpentry has us in awe.”
“We’ve always lusted after her designs and her unique approach to quilting,” Blaine explains.
“One of our all-time favorite product designers,” exclaims Denoly. “We love the way he uses traditional
materials in a modern way.”
“A true artist,” says Blaine. “We love his energetic design attitude as well as his Instagram dance videos!”