How to Warm up Your Home This Winter, According to Hudson Valley Pros

Inglenook Marketplace in Beacon. | Photo courtesy of Inglenook Marketplace

Want to create a warm home environment this winter? Turn to these five Hudson Valley shop owners for advice on crafting a cozy space.

The holidays may be over, but there are plenty of ways to infuse your home with happy, cozy vibes—without the angst of cooking, cleaning, and entertaining. We asked five local design and lifestyle shop owners for their best ideas and most-wanted items to warm up your winter.

Hudson Home

366 Warren Street, Hudson

A staple of Hudson for over 18 years, Hudson Home—founded by Richard Bodin and Greg Feller—opened their current showroom on Warren Street back in 2015. The 6,000-sq-ft former print works building allows ample space for the duo to display their most worthy new and vintage finds in design and furniture, from sofas and rugs to accessories and fragrances.

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This season—in addition to beeswax and luxury scented candles from Cire Trudon—Hudson Home has a wide array of oversized pillows and woolen throws to keep you comfy and toasty. While Bodin and Feller sing high praises for their premium Australian and New Zealand sheepskin pillows and throws, the duo’s most recommended item is the Libeco linen/wool throw, which is “perfect for snuggling on a cold night with a good book!”

Their favorite way to ward off the chill? “Lots of candlelight, a roaring fire, and Rye Manhattans, straight up,” says Bodin.

hOMe Beauty & Wellness

39 King Street, Chappaqua

True to its name, hOMe Beauty & Wellness combines three pillars of self-care: home, beauty, and wellness. Owner Deanna Muraszewski founded the business in October 2020 to help people “create rituals that enhance daily life.” Head to hOMe for Joanna Vargas sheet masks and face oils (“Great ways to hydrate cushy cashmere socks. Up your shopping experience by booking the skin,” says Muraszewski), plus hand and foot creams, and a yoga class in the infrared-heated studio, which Muraszewski says is fantastic for circulation and skin.

If she had to pick just one favorite thing, Muraszewski can’t recommend Bellocq tea enough. Sourced from Brooklyn, she serves it hot at every event she hosts. “They have the most amazing herbal blend of Canyon Chai that is simply to die for.”

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Bosco’s Mercantile

89A Partition Street, Saugerties

Founded by owner Laura Huron in 2016, this chic shop began as a lifestyle brand specializing in soft goods. “Textiles are my jam,” says Huron. “Bedding, throws, blankets, sheets… anything to feel cozy.” With a focus on encouraging fair trade and supporting sourced from Portugal, Turkey, India, and across the United States. women-led brands, this gem of a store in Saugerties carries items sourced from Portugal, Turkey, India, and across the United States.

Bosco’s is a winter haven, with cashmere sweaters, merino wool blankets, and lots of wraps. Huron’s fave? The Hawkins NY oversized knit throw. “It’s divine, the coziest,” she says.

How does Huron stay warm? “I never go out without a big wrap or scarf—I sometimes wrap a throw around my neck!”

Inglenook Marketplace

17 East Main Street, Beacon

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Candles are a winter staple and Heatherlyn Nelson, founder, CEO, and creative director of Inglenook, has got you covered. Doubling as both a home goods and a general store, Inglenook offers an eclectic array of items including baskets, blankets, kitchenware—and even crystals. “Anything that you can possibly think of, we’re trying to bring in for you,” says Nelson.

But the best offerings are Inglenook’s handmade candles. Each one comes in a reusable container, which can be brought back to the shop and refilled. Customers are especially fond of the “Winter” and “Hygge” scents. Also a hit, the “Snarky” line— each comes with a joke at the end of a long burn.

Inglenook Marketplace
Inglenook Marketplace in Beacon. | Photo courtesy of Inglenook Marketplace

Spruce Home Goods

35 Lower Main Street, Callicoon

Lori Grant and her chef husband David Tew opened Spruce in 2018 and describe it as a “modern take on a general store” offering fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, and prepared meals in addition to whimsical home goods, decorative items, and anything else you may need to spruce up your home.

Grant—who worked at Ralph Lauren and Anthropologie— consistently updates her inventory, including items that can’t be found in the area, such as block-print textiles from India.

For winter, Spruce has down inserts, Faribault blankets, and Fabulous-Furs machine-washable faux throws, which Grant calls a “luxurious item that can be thrown in the wash.”

Out of the impressive inventory, though, Grant singles out the Twig UK lambswool throws or Auskin sheepskin rugs. “You could drape them over a chair, or at the end of your bed — anywhere you’d like a bit of warmth.” Take it from Grant, whose personal cold-weather traditions include wrapping up in a sheepskin throw and “sitting in front of a lovely little fire.”

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