One of the African-American owned businesses I thought of when, I came up with the idea to do the Small Business Edition of the newspaper, was Harmony Designs. Located on South Fourth Avenue in Mount Vernon, but when you walk in the door you feel like you are in the Village or maybe even Beverly Hills. It’s hard to believe this is in the city of Mount Vernon. As a Mount Vernon resident, this is in no way a knock against my city, but Robin transformed this shoppe on the southside into something you would expect in a much more affluent community.
It brings just a touch of class on a two-block urban shopping area, ‘The Ave’ that was once the desired place to shop for urban fashion for the rest of the county. Now it contains mainly hair and nail salons, barbershops, urban eateries, and a few 99 cent stores. This small boutique type establishment could be anywhere else, but it was important for Mrs. Myers to do business in the heart of the city of Mount Vernon. That is why I selected Harmony Design to be the first spotlight.
“I find it important to introduce products and design concepts that really are good for you and suitable to meet your individual needs.” — Robin Harmon-Myers
Harmony Designs Furniture & Interiors is a 2500 square foot retail store with a design studio and local art gallery/event space on its lower level.
“We are geared to helping customers and design clients experience harmony by catering to their unique/beautiful/divine selves,” Robin shares.
Harmony is a lifestyle store. They have furniture, gifts, accessories, personal products, art and framing, and interior design services. They make an effort to source locally when they can, organic and natural when they can and they aim to inspire the idea of conscious consumerism which steers away from being “price” driven towards becoming “value” driven.
In 2002, Robin Harmon-Myers – sister-in-law to the late Mount Vernon Hip-Hop legend Heavy D – fell in love with a 100-year-old building on the Southside of her town (Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon), purchased the building with her husband Floyd and instantly set out to model what she believes.
“I believe we have everything we need to live well, thrive, and create beautiful lives. We must take inventory of what we have and honor it…learn how to best care for and leverage it and show it some love.”
Harmony Designs Furniture & Interiors continues to blossom creating radical transformations to residential, commercial spaces and lives as well as providing a retail shopping experience like no other.
“I firmly believe that everyone deserves and can have, an environment that is clean, beautiful, and one that reflects their artistic style and inspires their dreams. Our environments tell our story and others are reading that story all the time. I feel the importance of articulating that because it creates in others an opportunity for greater awareness that our environment is but a reflection of our “in-vironment”.
I believe we all begin with four walls, a ceiling, and a floor. What we do with it is determined by who we believe we are and not so much what we have financially. What I love most about co-creating with my design clients is guiding them to a sharper and even broader vision of what’s possible with what they have and watching their world recalibrate into better alignment so there is harmony at last,” Robin Harmon-Myers shares with Black Westchester.
Harmony Designs Furniture & Interiors also provide Interior Design for those want to tranform their space into a lovely home or office with beautiful decors and wonderful interiors. Professional services they provide include; Commercial – Have a vision for a retail space, restaurant or office space?
They are there to help from concept to implementation, Window Treatment – Having windows are great! How a window is treated can either diminish or enhance this magnificent feature. It’s one of their favorite aspects to design.
Declutter & Organization – Less is more that is for sure. Their home organization service not only benefits the space but also the clients’ spirit.
They edit and then recompose to make it beautiful,
Framing -At Harmony Designs there are lots of frame options to choose from for fine art, family photos or creating mirrors,
Space Analysis & Planning – This process is foundational to how we approach design. Once they collect the data: & the clients’ dreams, site conditions, and what the space communicates, they then incorporate their unique vision and the plan reveals itself,
Reupholstery/Refinishing – Harmony Designs is big on repurposing items to avoid them ending up in landfills. It’s amazing what paint, fabric, and a fresh approach can do, and much much more.
Black Westchester proudly spotlights Robin & Harmony Design, a class act
115 South 4th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 – 914-699-0809
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