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From Aquebogue to Orient, there is a wide variety of furniture stores all along the North Fork. From modern, contemporary, and traditional to antique, repurposed, and upcycled, there are many types of furniture to choose from. Some shops also offer interior design services to help you achieve your home décor needs. Here is a collection of noteworthy furniture stores on the North Fork.

Lampa is located in a 1908 Dutch Colonial barn designed by East End architect, George Skidmore. Owned by Marta Baumiller and Cliff Baldwin for 26 years, they opened their studio in Aquebogue in 1995. Offering contemporary custom lighting made to order in New York, they feature all LED lighting that is sustainable and very eco-friendly. The Patio restaurant in Westhampton is one of their recent clients, along with Amazon and Salesforce.com. They ship internationally and specialize in hospitality, residential, and commercial projects. Cliff notes, “All Lampa products are made to order here on the East End of Long Island.” lampa.com

In the Attic Too at 1095 Franklinville Road in Laurel opened in 2008 and the Red Barn opened in 2015, behind Duffy’s Deli on Main Road in Jamesport. Both are owned and operated by Dan McAllister and his daughter Heather. At the Red Barn, custom-built furniture and home décor is featured using reclaimed and salvaged materials. At the Laurel store, they provide custom paint transformations to their furniture or furniture that customers bring in. They also buy furniture, do house clean outs, and offer an interior decorating service. Featuring solid wood dressers, vanities, armoires, tables, nightstands, rustic décor and so much more. Dan remarks, “One popular specialty transformation is using an old solid dresser to create a bathroom sink vanity! We love that what we do is recycling and reusing salvaged materials.” facebook.com/inthe.attictoo

Renee’s, a third-generation family owned and operated fashion and furnishings retailer in Mattituck, owned by the Gildersleeve family, first opened in 1978 as a boutique selling women’s clothing and accessories. It is run by Debra Gildersleeve and her husband William, who transformed it into a luxury department store. They fell into the furniture business by accident by using different pieces of furniture to display jewelry and clothing, and customers then began asking if they could buy the displays. Debra works with clients personally to design an array of rooms, choosing everything from grout colors to lighting fixtures, in addition to furniture and home accessories. The showrooms feature hundreds of brands and thousands of pieces in endless styles, including modern, rustic-chic, traditional, contemporary, industrial, and of course beachy designs. Debra reflects, “Offering design ideas to clients is one of the main aspects of our work!”

The Repurpose Project co-owned by Joanne Paluck and Mariella Maloney at 610 Pike Street in Mattituck (around the corner from Love Lane), opened in 2015. The shop is quite unique, featuring one-of-a-kind vintage furniture from the 1920s to the 1990s. Giving furniture a fresh, exciting, and unexpected look, they also offer a variety of home décor such as stained glass, lamps, candles, hooks, framed wall hangings, and some humorous signs. In addition they do repairs, restorations, painting, and refinishing. Since their mission is to recycle and reuse, they do not use any harsh chemicals and only eco-friendly paint and finishes. Joanne reveals, “We have repurposed an old sewing machine cabinet into a portable wet bar, and dry sinks to changing tables. Someone once brought in an old church pulpit and we repurposed it to a bar! We love to bring old pieces back to life.” therepurposeproject.com

Phoebe & Belle at 37070 Main Road in Cutchogue is a lifestyle store, nestled between vineyards in a restored historical building. In addition to offering furniture and home décor, they also have garden and pantry sections. Owned by Kathy Perretta, they are starting their fourth season. Phoebe & Belle’s loyal customers appreciate the curated casual elegance of the store. In addition, an in-house designer can help them with their decorating needs. They carry both the highest quality eco-friendly American made upholstery lines and partner with local furniture craftsmen who specialize in reclaimed woods. They offer several special events during the year like ‘Meet our Local Artists’ and ‘After Hour Shopping with refreshments.’ Kathy says, “Our goal is to help our customers create a look that is uniquely theirs.”

The 1670 Furniture House at 47155 Route 48 in Southold is a family business begun in 1986, run by mother and daughter team Madeleine and Elizabeth Schlaefer. Featuring many room settings showing a variety of living room, dining room, and bedroom pieces to appeal to a variety of home designs. Beautiful lamps, prints, and area rugs are also on display. They keep up-to-date with new designs, color palates, and fresh ideas by going to the High Point Furniture Market. They offer Interior Design service with the goal of making your home welcoming, comfortable, and beautiful. They value their customers and provide personal service with integrity. Madeleine recommends, “When selecting upholstery you must see it in person for scale, fit, and comfort rather than a photograph to avoid costly mistakes.” 1670house.com

Island’s End Woodcraft at 14 Sterlington Commons in Greenport, co-owned by Mark and Rachel Mysliborski recently opened their shop in June 2016. They design, build, and finish new wood furniture; repair old pieces or heirlooms, refinish vintage or antique furniture; and create upcycled furniture using reclaimed wood, old barn wood that is salvageable, and metal from the North Fork. They design and build custom wood signs, wall décor, wine displays, intricate framing of all types of art using domestic and exotic wood. They use all water-based finishing products. Rachel says, “We feel that everyone should have the opportunity to own well-made, American handcrafted wood furniture that they can pass down for generations.” islandsendwoodcraft.com

Old Orchard Farm Store at 1240 Village Lane in Orient, established by Bob and Leslie Black in 1982, reopened in 2015. Featuring unique and beautiful antiques, original art, and vintage goods. Items include an oyster plate collection, large wooden whale carvings, and repurposed, upcycled furniture. Bob says, “This year we are featuring vintage antique baskets and a large collection of spectacular antique maps of the North Fork.”

Spring is a great time to refresh and renew your home. Discover the array of furniture stores on the North Fork featuring unique vintage pieces; custom-built furniture using reclaimed materials; or contemporary and modern trends. Redecorate your home in style and make it your dream oasis.