Monday, August 16, 2010


Rural Residence, a beautifully curated shop on the main drag, Warren Street. It has an historic sensibility and the antique finds reflect a love and appreciation for what came before, while celebrating the best in new design.

As the president of Historic Hudson, proprietor Timothy Dunleavy champions preservation and keeping the beautiful monuments of the past alive.

The shop mixes American heritage, history and items to make rural life prettier and city life more bucolic. It is like stepping back in time.

New and classic design books sit on a table at the front of the store, where book signings are often held.

Nautical tabletop and pewter flatware make a nice moment.

Beautiful Turkish towels add color and texture to a bath.

Bath salts, soaps and other goodies that make pretty hostess gifts for summer weekends.

Hand printed and hand blocked bound books with poetry and sayings make a nice dinner party gift.

Letterpress cards with images old and new

A card for every occasion

Antique cabinets display the goods in a homey setting

A plethora of shells and bowls for summer entertaining

A japanned lacquer writing desk is a knock out piece

American antiques sit amidst newer finds

Farrow & Ball paint pots for classic restoration shades seen in and around the historic Hudson Valley

A bevy of John Derian decoupage arranged like candy for the eye

Dishes and flatware ready to be used


mary said...

It is not often that you see a shop with such a huge scope of items chosen with a practiced eye. I do wish I could read all of the book titles-the lacquered writing table/desk is beautiful. Thanks. Mary

pretty pink tulips said...

So fun to see Hudson through your eyes. I went in July and did a couple of posts on it --- what a great area for antiquing!


Empress of The Eye said...

I think this is one of the best shops in the Hudson Valley. Tim always does the best sourcing and the product design that he does for his own merchandise is fabulous!

Great post.

Michelle said...

OOHH, my perfect idea of a shop. PERFECT.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Wow what a beautiful shop with a great selection! I have never been to Hudson, NY and this post definitely inspired me to take a day trip there. Please let me know if you can think of any other stores I should visit there!

James Brodsky said...

Marisa - as always, you are SO right on...Rural Residence is an amazing destination that should not be missed...

Anonymous said...

I love this store, it's one of my favorite in Hudson and Hudson has fantastic stores.