Abode home decor store in Rochester NY moving to Pittsford

A local furniture and home décor retailer that started out seven years ago in a 1,000-square-foot storefront at 289 Gregory St. in Rochester’s South Wedge is on the move again, this time to a much larger space in the suburbs. In 2018, Abode, which emphasizes a mid-century modern aesthetic, more than doubled in size by […]

A local furniture and home décor retailer that started out seven years ago in a 1,000-square-foot storefront at 289 Gregory St. in Rochester’s South Wedge is on the move again, this time to a much larger space in the suburbs.

In 2018, Abode, which emphasizes a mid-century modern aesthetic, more than doubled in size by relocating a half mile away to 839 S. Clinton Ave.

In a few weeks — either at the end of this month or in early October — the business will move to a 4,300-square-foot spot at Pittsford’s Northfield Common, adjacent to Schoen Place on the Erie Canal.

“The hope is we will be able to serve a broader range of homes,” said Ariane Krenichyn, 39, who launched the venture in 2014 with a partner and now owns it with her parents, who operated an antiques store when Krenichyn was a child.

Humble Abode

Abode grew, in part, out of Krenichyn’s love of thrifting and started off in that small South Wedge location selling mid-century modern antiques — tables, chairs, dressers, sideboards, TV stands, desks, lighting and artwork.

Those items still make up the majority of Abode’s inventory, but the store also sells new furniture that is mid-century modern-inspired.

A 73-inch-long velvet couch with bolster pillows from Modway, retailing at Abode for less than $700, has proved especially popular, said Krenichyn, a Fairport resident whose full-time occupation is as a focus group moderator for marketing research firm InsideOut Insights.

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