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Eleish Van Breems Home

Eleish Van Breems Home

Eleish Van Breems Home, the eponymous Scandinavian home furnishings and antiques brand is continuing to spread their mantra of “bring good design to everyone” with the launch of their new shop in New Preston. Owners and best friends, Rhonda Eleish and Edie Van Breems, the champions of Scandinavian design, transport you to a Nordic retreat that celebrates Scandinavian style and craftsmanship whilst embracing the sensibility and ease of living in the country.  

No strangers to Litchfield County, Edie and Rhonda started their company twenty seven years ago in an 18th century house and barn down the road in Woodbury, though later relocated to Fairfield County for family reasons. When the opportunity arose to open in the previous Dawn Hill Antiques on 11 Main Street, Rhonda and Edie leapt at the chance. The historical space had originally been New Preston’s post office and market in the 1900s and is scenically located across from a roaring waterfall.  “A dream come true and really coming full circle” is how Rhonda Eleish describes their return to the area.

As in their retail shops in Westport and Nantucket, shoppers find fine Gustavian and Rococo antiques and Scandinavian mid-century furniture masters mixed in with sustainable and sophisticated contemporary furniture by Verellen, Cane-line and Thayer Coggin as well as  lighting by Louis Poulsen and St Louis. Tableware, linens, gifts, and home goods by various Swedish and Finnish heritage brands including Skutuna, Marimekko and Gustavsberg, and Hein Studio are also available.—

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