IT’S been a shift in industries for Tanya Levisohn, who has gone from running a finance and real estate business for more than 15 years to this year setting up Hamptons Style Interiors in Nedlands.
“I’ve always loved home decorating and used to explore my creative side by reupholstering wingback chairs when interior styling my home,” Ms Levisohn said.
The Scarborough resident said that after taking up sewing classes to help with her hobby of reupholstering furniture, she decided to launch a handmade Hamptons-inspired cushion collection, which she sold at the Perth Makers Market.
It was a trip to New York in 2017 that inspired Ms Levisohn to later return to Perth and open a pop-up store called Hamptons Homewares in Floreat Forum.
“We took several road trips out to the Hamptons and I was inspired by the beautiful furniture and homewares stores in Sag Harbour, East Hampton, Bridge Hampton and South Hampton,” Ms Levisohn said.
Ms Levisohn has now moved on from Floreat Forum to set up her expanded business, Hamptons Style Interiors, in a larger shopfront on Stirling Highway.
Her store is home to armchairs, sofas, coffee tables, flower arrangements, homewares, mirrors and clocks.
Ms Levisohn described her products as “good quality at good prices” from suppliers all over the globe.
“Personally I still sew cushions, make all the orchids and do custom-made orchids and arrangements – whatever size you want, whatever pot you want, depending on people’s budget,” she said.
“Aidan and my sons deliver all our furniture to customers as well for free.
“I like to have the personal side of things within my business.”
Hamptons Style Interiors officially opened on Sunday.
Visit their website at https://bit.ly/2GWqeQO.