Studio Sweet offers unique designs by local artisans
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> After decades of designing and making furniture in the Spa City community, local couple Jonathan and Tara Sweet recently opened their own shop in the Saratoga Marketplace.
Located on the street level of the 454 Broadway marketplace in downtown Saratoga Springs, Studio Sweet offers unique designs by local artisans.
In addition to Jonathan’s handcrafted furniture items - such as chairs, tables, photo frames, mirrors and more - Studio Sweet carries work by other local artists as well, including pottery, drawings, paintings, photography and sculptures.
With all of its offerings, Studio Sweet presents a “loft to lodge” aesthetic, Tara said, mixing Adirondack charm with modern style. “We’re bringing Jonathan’s roots of the Adirondacks with both of our experiences living and working in New York City together,” Tara said.
Opening a store has been a longtime dream for the Sweets. “We’re thrilled to be in here,” said Tara, who enjoys interacting with shoppers.
The store’s inventory is constantly changing as the artists create new work.
Each month, Studio Sweet features an Artist of the Month. For December, local sculptor John Van Alstine will visit for a reception from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, when he will be available to sign copies of his new book as attendees check out his works for sale at the shop. “It’s a fun way to get to know the artists and learn more about them,” Tara said.
Along with items available in the shop, the Sweets can also create custom commissioned pieces, and do on-site projects built into customers’ homes or businesses. “In the woodshop, we can kind of make whatever you’re thinking,” Tara said.
Local residents may have seen Jonathan’s work at local businesses like The Savory Pantry, Putnam Place, Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar and Saratoga Golf and Polo Club.
The business can also work on projects with architects, interior designers and general contractors.
Looking ahead, the owners’ goal for the future of Studio Sweet is to continue offering one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces for customers who are looking for something a little bit different, Tara said.
Studio Sweet is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with extended hours throughout the holiday season.
More information about Studio Sweet is available online at studiosweet.com, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ StudioSweetStore and on Instagram @studio_sweet_store.
Studio Sweet can be contacted by calling (518) 332-3467.
Jonathan and Tara Sweet are the owners of Studio Sweet in downtown Saratoga Springs.
Furniture created by Jonathan Sweet is displayed at Studio Sweet in Saratoga Springs.
A wooden cutting board and candle holder are displayed at Studio Sweet.