RANDY FLORKE

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  • Decorator, Author, Realtor and Entrepreneur
  • Home Base: New York City
  • Weekend House: Cold Spring, NY

An oft-published style authority, Randy Florke is a successful, well-known decorator, author,magazine contributing editor, realtor and entrepreneur. As Contributing Editor to Country Living magazine for 14 years, he has had numerous decorating projects and more than a dozen articles featured in the magazine. He is also the author of two Country Living decorating books: Restore. Recycle. Repurpose: Create a Beautiful Home (Hearst Books, 2010); and Your House, Your Home: Randy Florke’s Decorating Essentials (Hearst Books, 2005), reissued as Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home in 2012. His homes and work have been published in O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and Good Housekeeping.  A natural on-camera, he has been featured on the TODAY Show, HGTV, Entertainment Tonight, CNN Style, CBS NY, as well as in People magazine, W magazine, and more. He and his brother were the stars of a reality TV show pilot for the A&E network called “My Flipp’n Brother.”

Randy began his career working for legendary interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux, and selling vintage country furniture from his native Iowa in a storefront in New York City. From there, he developed his own interior design practice and began selling real estate in Sullivan County, New York, through his firm, The Rural Connection. Randy has also designed an eco-friendly, farmhouse-style, modular home for New World Homes, where he is a founding partner, and continues to run his own interior design business. He has been a corporate spokesperson and a speaker at events such as the Green Homes Summit.

Randy has actively worked for his adult life on issues of equality and civil rights.  Since becoming a Congressional Spouse, Randy has used this higher profile public platform to advocate for an understanding of equality by sharing his life story and work through a lecture series with students in higher education.

 

Randy's shortlist for Upstate NY

Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill

Cold Spring, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:

Facebook @cathrynstuscan

91 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA - map  • 
(845) 265-5582

Quinn’s

Beacon, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field:
It’s official! You can now have your favorite Quinn’s meals (and yes, alcohol) delivered right to your doorstep. We remain open for take out only from 5-9pm! We care deeply about the health and happiness of our customers, and a healthy diet is very important in a time like this. Our new bento-box special has all the qualities of a good, healthy meal. Call in your order over the phone or place your order in-house. Thank you for your support! We hope you all stay happy and healthy.

Instagram @quinnsrestnrant

Facebook @QuinnsBeacon

330 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA - map  • 
(845)-202-7447

Burkelman

Cold Spring, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Online orders, Delivery
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field:
Free shipping on our fragrance and when you buy two (or more) BURKELMAN candles. Flat rate shipping of $25 for everything on our site including rugs and pillows.

Instagram @shopburkelman

101 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA - map  • 
(845) 809-4844

Cold Spring General Store

Cold Spring, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Market / Shop: Temporarily closed, Additional: Special Offers, Gift Certificates
Hours of operation:
By Appointment
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
The Cold Spring General Store is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of upstate New York, situated in the heart of the historic village of Cold Spring. Our shop sits foot steps from the mighty Hudson River, looking across at Storm King Mountain. We started the Cold Spring General Store with the idea of bringing high quality local provisions, our love of supporting small farmers & their seasonal bounty ...read more

Instagram @coldspringgeneral

66 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516,USA - map  • 
(845) 809-5522

Newburgh Vintage Emporium

Beacon, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
Over 11,000 sq ft of retail space, one of the largest, if not the largest in The Hudson Valley. We have over 45 vendors carefully chosen based on their personal style. Our product mix includes vintage, repurposed, antiques, industrial and lots of unique decor items.

5006 US-9W, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA - map  • 
(845) 562-5200