In 2010, we purchased a custom Adirondack-style townhome in North Creek, NY. The home was going to be our second home, the much planned for mountain home we had dreamed of for years. Given the special nature of the home, and all the customization we were putting into it, design choices were very important to us. At the time we lived in Dallas so were concerned about how we might stay on top of design and construction. Our worries were quickly abated when we met Laurie Arnheiter, owner of Hudson River Trading Company in North Creek. She had staged and furnished the model with design choices, furniture and accessories that were right in line with what we wanted. She became almost like our private designer, helping with our design, and finding pieces of high end, quality furniture at prices that were very attractive. We saw then and still see today, similar pieces at other stores in the area that are a lot more expensive and not, in our minds, of equal quality.
Laurie and her staff helped with every aspect of design, furniture, linens, window treatments, rugs, and wall coverings. She spent a lot of time inside the house, measuring and then finding the piece or element she thought met our design preferences.
Laurie is very professional, very attuned to understanding your desires in terms of decorating preferences, and works tirelessly in providing the exact design and “feel” you want for your home. We would highly recommend her, and Hudson River Trading, for anyone wanting to design their dream home in the Adirondacks.
This store is an Adirondack gem. When we built our “camp” nine years ago, we shopped almost everywhere inside and outside the Blue Line. We kept coming back here to get our basic furnishings and ever since keep coming back for our finishing touches.
What sets Hudson River Trading Company apart is not just the uniqueness, variety and quality of their products, but a staff that’s knowledgeable about those products and interior design. And if they don’t have it, they know where to get it. They fulfilled our wish-list for our home, from custom hickory bunk beds to beautiful lamps, woolen fabrics and upholstering, plus added some great new ideas to the mix. Now this is our go-to store for decorating accessories, gifts and even furnishings for our home in New Jersey.
PS — The clothing also is lovely!
When my husband, Glen, and I bought our vacation home 3 years ago, Laurie and her staff had just begun staging the house for sale. Upon closing we immediately let Laurie know that we would purchase the existing furniture because it fit the house so well. Then, the chore of finishing the house began but Laurie had great suggestions and even delivered and set up our purchases when we were away. We spent Christmas in North Creek 2 years ago and not only did I outfit my house with beautiful, unique Christmas decorations, I even got a live tree from Laurie that she had delivered and set up. I can’t say enough about the staff, their service, and the all around fun and welcoming atmosphere in the store. I now look forward to coming “home” to North Creek, so I can shop at Hudson River Trading Company.