DESIGN HUDSON has partnered with the Hudson Berkshire Wine And Food Festival, happening the same weekend at the Columbia County Fairgrounds just minutes away from Hudson. DESIGN HUDSON ticket purchasers can save $5 on admission to this festival celebrating the region’s artisanal beverage producers. Visit hudsonberkshirewinefestival.com for more information.
Friday, May 25
The Bronson House will receive half the ticket proceeds.
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, May 27
$25 / $20 in advance
$50 in advance
Pick-up your home tour pass at the Design Hudson Headquarters, 442 Warren Street.
Ferol Barton Blake, principal of Fdesign, has built a design practice based in the Hudson Valley and has a successful line of furniture under the Fdesign brand. He works locally but also serves residential and commercial clients in New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. Working in collaboration with Kristina Dousharm Architecture as KDA+FD, Ferol has proven his skill at resolving architectural and design issues strategically to meet the client’s programmatic needs. In his career, Ferol has led a broad range of projects including design for noted New York City retailers and restaurants as well as residential projects ranging in size from a room to a manor house.
10 South Front Street
Founded in 2001, Andy Goldsborough Interior Design offers an array of comprehensive interior design services. Distinctly modern in both conception and execution, the firm’s work infuses traditional decorative elements with the elegance of minimalism. Bespoke furnishings, flourishes of color, and luxurious fabrics are interplayed and balanced with pure, functional use of space. Goldsborough’s work is hailed for its effortless intermixing of unparalleled art and furniture for the most esteemed collectors. An Alabama native, Andy received his BFA in Interior Design from Auburn University in 1989.
105 Warren Street
FR GILLETTE was born in Rome NY, where as a boy he imagined restoring run down homes to their beautiful former selves and by high school planned to be an interior designer. A twist of fate thrust him into the fashion world and he found himself in Manhattan working as a hair & make-up artist for Vogue magazine with the leading fashion photographers of the time. Fast forward three decades to 2000 when he felt it was again time for a career change and interior design seemed the natural choice. Gillette’s first commission was a renovation and furnishing of a two bedroom co-op apartment, which led to all manner of residential and commercial projects. In 2013 he relocated his design firm to Hudson NY where he now lives and works in a 3000 sq.ft. home, office and gallery showroom. Gillette’s successes are fueled by his ability to see beyond what is to what could be and his understanding of space, use of color and curatorial skills stem from a lifetime in the visual arts.
217 Warren Street
Amy is an agency designer for Homepolish and scavenger of anything beautiful. She has spent over a decade in the fashion industry developing an eye and appreciation for curated collections that not only have a unique form, but are functional as well. Her design philosophy is to discover items that fill space with intention and integrity.
41 West Court Street
Synthesizing high design and the highest standards of sustainability, Alan Barlis’ vision has been central to the development of BarlisWedlick’s industry-leading reputation. Barlis joined the firm in 1997 and became co-owner in 2005. He has since built a broad and distinguished body of work, including private residences, affordable housing projects, rural conservation subdivisions, and sustainable prototypes. BarlisWedlick, founded by Dennis Wedlick, is an award-winning, full-service firm known for designing expressive, sustainable and soulful to live, work and gather.
17 North Fourth Street
Brown Cranna Interior Design is the new and vibrant creation of principal designer Brown Cranna. Originally a partner in the well established design firm Studio Luxe in NYC, Brown has over twenty years of experience creating personal and finely crafted spaces for his many clients. He brings to each project a keen eye for detail, and effortless mix of styles and a respect for his client’s needs and desires. His designs reflect the vision of each of his clients, interwoven with a thread of modernism and a clean, fresh aesthetic. He approaches each project, be it residential or commercial, with sensitivity to the architecture, function and history of the space. While still maintaining a design studio in NYC, Brown recently set up shop in Chatham, NY.
420 Warren Street
The Bronson House is located on the west side of Worth Ave. (US-9) 0.2 miles south of Warren St.
The Bronson House was first built as a Federal-style residence for Samuel Plumb in 1812. The house and grounds were reinvented by architect Alexander Jackson Davis into a fully realized Romantic-Picturesque estate for Dr. Oliver Bronson and his family in two successive remodeling campaigns dating to 1839 and 1849. The house is the earliest extant design by Davis in the “bracketed mode,” and its dramatic setting framed by the Catskill mountains and the Hudson River fully expressed the romantic vision of the Hudson River School painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, who owned villas nearby.
The estate was absorbed into the grounds of a NYS penal institution and used for many years as the superintendent’s house. The house was abandoned in the early 1970s and suffered many years of unchecked neglect. Beginning in 1997, Historic Hudson began a sustained program of advocacy for the house leading to the property’s designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2003 and the acquisition of the house and a small portion of the grounds through a long-term lease with New York State in 2008.
Asher Israelow Studio
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Dave Cole Studios
Jeff Bailey Gallery
Lili and Loo
The Rosery Flower Shop
The Secret Gardener
Walnut Hill Fine Art
2:30 – 3:30pm
327 Warren St.
The Magazine ANTIQUES with Brooklyn Museum’s curator of decorative arts, Barry R. Harwood, will give a slideshow tour of his amazing Hudson Valley house. Mr. Harwood’s home, meticulously decorated in the extravagant style of the late 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, is currently the cover story in the latest issue of The Magazine ANTIQUES.
This event is free and open to the everyone.
Drop Forge Tool
442 Warren Street
Hours: Friday, May 25th @ Noon-4pm | Saturday, May 26th & Sunday, May 27th @ 10am-5pm
Ticket Holder Check-in and Ticket Sales will also be available during the Cocktail Party at the Bronson House.
Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Hudson, NY between May 22, 2018 – May 30, 2018.
To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Reservations cannot be booked via Internet.
Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X89H-999 when making your reservation.
Home Tour and Oliver Bronson House are not ADA accessible.
If you’d like to help during the Friday night Cocktail Party and/or the Saturday and Sunday Home Tours, sign up here.
In appreciation for your time, each volunteer will receive a complimentary ticket to the Home Tours.
Lead Event Sponsor
Cocktail Party Sponsor