Love Your Home
he owners of House15143 came up with their motto
in a nearby coffee shop and jotted it down on a paper
Today, it’s displayed on a large wood board behind the Sewick-
ley boutique’s cash register:
“Old is new. Less is more. Color is king. Flowers are fresh. Mix
and match. Reuse and reinvent. Play with pattern. Stage to sell.
Find your style. Love your home.”
Above that advice are the words: “House Rules.” Co-owners
Kristin Bordeau and Danielle Franks have followed them in the
two years since they opened the shop on Beaver Street.
The Sewickley mothers met while raising children of similar
ages. Both have corporate-level backgrounds in retail, and after
becoming friends they decided to open their
own space to sell home goods.
“We both love to decorate,” Bordeau says.
They wanted to offer design services as
well, and that part of the business has taken off.
They say they generally have one big project in the works as well
as “a sprinkle” of ongoing consultations.
“We do paint selection to full kitchen renovations,” Bordeau
says. “No job is too small or too big. We can come into your home
and tell you what you need, whether you buy it from [us] or not.
“Sometimes a coat of paint or a pillow can spruce up a place.
But it’s also nice, if you have the budget, to renovate a room at a
time or a whole floor.”
The store specializes in framed and matted custom prints —
customers can personalize a family tree, a wedding date, or even
a fun lyric or quote. All prints cost less than $100 and make great
gifts for any occasion, Bordeau says.
House15143 also offers cotton canvas pillows, cheese boards,
pads of paper tear-off placemats in multiple designs, picture
frames, candles, soaps, books and cocktail shakers.
“We both love to entertain, so most of the things you see in the
store we actually use in our homes,” Bordeau says.
“We love it. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it.” PM
PHOTOS BY RENEE ROSENSTEEL 36 | JAN 2014 | pittsburghmagazine.com/shopping
Living HOME FRONT
Kristin Bordeau and Danielle Franks,
439 Beaver St., Sewickley
BY LAUREN DAVIDSON
House15143 provides furnishings for every ZIP code.
➊ Pittsburgh cotton canvas down pillows [$62 each]. ➋ Reclaimed double-drawer coffee table [$875]. ➌ Custom-framed art [$59] on chair-metal easel [$14].
➍ Sydney Hale Co. soy wax double-wick candle [$29]. ➎ Kitchen Papers placemat pads, 50 disposable sheets [$26].