Established Westchester interior design studio Cocobolo Interiors has just launched the Cocobolo Design Center, an expansive two-level design showroom, which will open this month and feature a curated array of furniture, lighting, accessories, fabric and wallpaper for both retail and trade clients.
The debut represents a next-phase business evolution for principal and owner Julie Owen. While the space had been home to a successful retail concept for decades, Owen saw an opportunity to serve the thriving Westchester design community who previously had to travel into New York in order to source for projects. “You shouldn’t have to commute to New York City to shop high-end quality furniture at competitive prices,” says Owen. With a wide variety of sought-after furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories vendors represented in the showroom and at trade pricing, designers can now shop locally. Plus, at the Cocobolo Design Center, designers have a committed and knowledgeable staff at their disposal who are ready to help with all their sourcing needs.
Cocobolo Design Center will feature noted design brands and emerging lines, including Vanguard, CR Laine, Palecek, Made Goods, Arteriors, Tech Lighting, Hickory Chair, Julian Chichester, Roberta Schilling, Visual Comfort and many others. Fabrics and wallcoverings are a prominent part of the trade, and designers will find a separate area devoted to each with high-end companies like Romo, Osborne & Little, Schumacher, Holly Hunt, Zimmer & Rhode, JAB, Cowtan & Tout and Phillip Jeffries in the mix.
Designers are also encouraged to bring clients into the showroom to preview vendor items in person. Each floor spans 3,000 square feet, with retail offered on the ground level. In addition to accessories and decor, Owen has also introduced vintage, one-of-kind finds into her vignettes—the kinds of elements she uses in her own interior design projects.
With an emphasis on servicing the trade, the Cocobolo Design Center is looking to become an indispensable partner to busy design professionals. “Our competitive advantage will be centered on providing great service to our designer clients,” says Owen. “We will support them with researching, ordering, follow up and customer service. We at Cocobolo Design Center see ourselves as an extension of our clients’ firms and hope we can build strong, trusting relationships that keep them coming back.”
Cocobolo Design Center is located at 37 Maple Avenue in Armonk, NY and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.