There are few people who have influenced my style and furniture choices as much as Jocie Sinauer, owner of Red Chair on Warren in Hudson, New York. When I moved to New England almost ten years ago very few pieces came with me from my modern home in Birmingham to my 1905 Cape in New Hampshire. In fact, most of my pieces wouldn’t have fit through the door or up the stairs.
My very first pieces for the New Hampshire house—a rustic early 1900s teak dining table and eight sleek leather Dutch chairs—were purchased from Jocie’s store in nearby Peterborough. Over the years I bought antique French club chairs, a French pastry table, numerous antique linen sheets, and more hotel silver than I’d like to admit.
When Jocie told me last year that she would be closing her New Hampshire store to move to Hudson, New York, I almost felt that I would have to move with her she—and her store—are such staples in my life.
I was thrilled to visit her new location on Hudson’s main drag to find a larger, brighter, more amazing incarnation of her original vision.
Jocie and her husband, chef and uber-preneur Dave Chicane, purchased an amazing building on Warren Street among a host of other beautiful shops. Jocie continues to do what she does best—find the most gorgeous Swedish antiques, French ceramics, English ironstone, Belgian silver, European linens, and heartbreakingly beautiful ephemera you can imagine and then sells them at a price that feels like a bargain. All of course arranged in the most artful way possible.
A few weeks ago before a photo shoot I scooted over to Red Chair to pick up vintage baskets and blankets, an ironstone pitcher and old French dishtowels with a red stripe that I will use as napkins throughout the holidays. I hope you’ll have a chance to visit too!
Here are some more scenes from the store.