A. THERIEN Is the Dreamiest Artwork & Design Studio in Cairo

A. THERIEN Is the Dreamiest Artwork & Design Studio in Cairo
Pictures courtesy of A.THERIEN

Put together to feed your head and your house at A.THERIEN, a Cairo studio the place design, objects, books, and artwork collide.

In case you’re driving by means of Cairo in Greene County, you would possibly discover, close to the Stewart’s and the T&C Merchandise meat market, a curious barn of a spot with a banner studying “A.THERIEN” flying out entrance.

Park your automobile, step inside, and also you’ll end up in a sun-flooded house, surrounded by a mixture of craveable furnishings (a pair of Swedish mid-century armchairs and a Civil Battle-era coverlet with a hypnotic geometric sample), paintings, a raft of wonderful books, and the sort of music enjoying that has you opening your Shazam app to seek out out what it’s.

A. THERIEN Is the Dreamiest Artwork & Design Studio in Cairo

“This was my pandemic venture,” says A.THERIEN’s proprietor Stephen Ellwood. Mixing equal elements vintage furnishings and design store, bookstore, and gallery, it presents a considerate and authentic tackle how we reside and the way we feed our curiosity. Its evocative title, by the way, is that of Alek Therien, a “mysterious French-Canadian woodchopper whom Thoreau thought-about his closest pal,” says Ellwood.

Heeding the Catskills’ Name

Although A.THERIEN opened two years in the past, in some ways, all paths had been main Ellwood to the launch for years. Having spent his childhood summers with kin within the Catskills, he fell in love with the world, mystified by the mountains and foggy valleys.

chair and desk

Whereas he pursued a profession that spanned uncommon books, artwork, and style in New York Metropolis, he started looking for a spot hidden away within the Hudson Valley. About 15 years in the past, he stumbled upon an previous stone farmhouse in Cornwallville that had been constructed by an inventor in 1900. The truth that it was utterly intact and untouched by renovation made it all of the extra fascinating to him, and he scraped collectively his pennies to purchase it.

“It’s all the time been my workshop for fastidiously evolving an inside surroundings, respecting nature and the features of creation,” he says. “However after 15 years, my home outgrew its potential to do this, and I knew I must open some sort of different house.”