When Kevin Holley and Keith Nicholson moved to Sullivan County in 2003, they quickly discovered a real need for somewhere to shop for interesting and eclectic home furnishings. Though both had other careers, a shared passion for interior design spurred them to open their first store in Port Jervis, NY, in 2004, before ultimately relocating to their current location in Milford, PA.
Their fresh and always evolving selection of furniture, textiles, tabletop, artwork, gardening accessories, plants, books and kitchenware has found a discerning loyal following, which also shops online at their popular ecommerce site. For those in need of a little more guidance or infusion of creativity, Upriver provides interior design services.
Kevin, Upriver Home’s owner and creative director, and Keith, who handles operations and the daily business, have strong ties to the beauty industry in Manhattan. Kevin works in Creative Services for a division of Estée Lauder and Keith has been a hair designer for over 30 years, in his own salon and as artistic and educational director of several others.
Both have a lifelong love of houses, furniture and design that borders on obsession and is evident in their smartly curated merchandise and thoughtfully presented displays. Their window on Broad Street always presents an alluring snapshot of serene modern life. Though most often found at Upriver Home, Kevin and Keith also frequent the local farmers markets, bike along the Delaware River and hang out in their backyard to watch the wildlife in the woods. The natural beauty and meditative calm of the region serve as inspiration for their store and all the places they call home.202 Broad Street, Milford PA