Approachable Design – an affordable design service from Hammertown

We’ve finally finished our renovation in the beautiful Greek Revival house (known as the Main House) on the Hammertown property in Pine Plains.  Over the holidays we started showing it off during booksignings and other store events.

Home stylist, Wanda Furman and I started several months ago by putting our creative juices to work in reconfiguring rooms, updating bathrooms, thinking about paint colors, furniture, lighting and all the little details that take a room and its four walls to something beyond.


True to our aesthetic spirit, we mixed the old and the new, the ethnic diversity of things, and the collected aspect.  We are very fortunate to have great places in the Hudson Valley to go “treasure hunting””.   We found great things at The Millerton Antique Center, Prime Finds in Salisbury, Millbrook Antiques Mall and Old Mill Antiques of Irondale on 6082 Route 22 in Millerton.  Just a few well-chosen pieces and a fresh look at a space can do wonders.  And we can help you do the same thing in your own home.

Approachable Design from Hammertown

Professional & Affordable Design Consultation in your own home

We are so excited to now be offering this service to our online community: Approachable Design from Hammertown. If you live within 30 minutes of one of our stores (added travel fee if beyond that), you can have a visit from Wanda or any of our other design specialists.  They will spend two hours in your home assessing your needs. You decide what you need help with. We’ll give you paint color ideas, move furniture around, offer suggestions for what to keep and what not to keep, and will give you a plan for moving forward with your ideas. The fee is $250 for the visit…and you are off to a start. All you have to do is email me at and we’ll get the ball rolling.

I wouldn’t have dreamed of planning 5 new bedrooms and re-doing 3 bathrooms in our Main House without Wanda’s help in conceptualizing the project…picking tiles, paint colors, fabrics.  I have good ideas but the idea of being able to collaborate with a professional stylist like Wanda is invaluable!



So, take advantage of a visit with Wanda…email me at and I will make arrangements for Wanda to get in touch with you. Or, on any day, visit one of our stores. There’s always a design person around who can help you. And it couldn’t be a better time.

It’s a good time to buy at Hammertown

We've got lots of IN-STOCK PROMOTIONALLY-PRICED FURNITURE, a SPECIAL ORDER FURNITURE SALE of 25% to 30% off, RUGS & LIGHTING 15% off and a knowledgeable staff ready, willing and able to help you.
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