After raising my three children, Taylor, Charlotte, and Colin, and finding my nest empty, I decided to pursue my dream and open a small home and lifestyle store. Named after my two daughters, Charlotte Taylor is located about two hours north of New York City on Main Street in the wonderfully vibrant, small hamlet of Millerton, NY on the eastern edge of Dutchess County near the Connecticut border.
You might wonder what possessed me to open a retail store at this stage in my life, but really I'm just returning to my previous career. After graduating from college, I worked for Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales in management and buying positions, before becoming the Store Manager of Laura Ashley at Water Tower Place on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Well along came Taylor, then Charlotte, then Colin, and skip ahead nineteen years and here I am!
I have loved creating a nice environment my whole life. I just think it is so important to make your surroundings beautiful. It puts you in the right frame of mind to face each day. I like to know where the products come from, how they were made, and the inspiration behind them when I select them for you - and I love passing that information on to you! Please enjoy the selection of home furnishings, gifts, and children's toys I've put on my website, and if you have a chance to get up to Dutchess County, please come see me in my darling little shop!
For you and your home,