Nestled in Northport Village, Nest on Main elicits shoppers into its nest with high-end furnishings, carefully curated home decor and creatively inspired workshops. Every item in the marketplace has a story, as do many of the spaces rented out to local artisans and vendors.
“It began as a plan to open a small furniture consignment store in the Village of Northport,” said Donna Moschella, who owns the home decor marketplace with her husband Tony. The duo fell in love with the village nearly five years ago; shortly thereafter, they became residents. When the space on Main Street became available, Donna decided to turn her vision into reality and expand it.
While the business itself is new (it opened in November), her passion for home decorating is not. “My home has always been filled with an eclectic mix of old and new,” she said. Anthropologie, which offers women’s clothing, accessories and home décor, and Chelsea Market, an enclosed food hall and shopping mall in Manhattan, were the inspiration behind her business. Donna called Nest on Main a cross between the two. “Our customer is someone who is looking for a special experience where they can find something to express their own personality and style,” she said.
Local vendors and artisans can apply on Nest on Main’s website to showcase their items in the store. Items are then “carefully curated” and evaluated for quality by staff.
“Our busy downtown location brings traffic into the store, [which means] consignors can be sure their pieces will be seen, and every effort will be made to sell the items they consign with us,” Donna said.
The store also offers DIY workshops and creative demonstrations. This year, customers can expect special events and pop-up shops “where a portion of the proceeds will go to various designated charities.” Online sales and promotions are also on the horizon.
“Our hope is to have Nest on Main become a hub for the community, a place to shop, to feather your nest, to gather and learn, and have fun in the process,” she said.