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 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 store owner Ariane Krenichyn with some of the home decor and furnishings she is moving into her new location in Northfield Common in Pittsford.

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.