Stu­dio Sweet of­fers unique de­signs by lo­cal artisans

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Lauren Halligan lhal­li­[email protected]­i­tal­first­media.com reporter

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.

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Jonathan and Tara Sweet are the own­ers of Stu­dio Sweet in down­town Saratoga Springs.

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Fur­ni­ture cre­ated by Jonathan Sweet is dis­played at Stu­dio Sweet in Saratoga Springs.

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A wooden cut­ting board and can­dle holder are dis­played at Stu­dio Sweet.

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