Nest on Main in Northport offers workshops and sells home...

Nest on Main in Northport offers workshops and sells home goods, furniture and more. Credit: Nest on Main

Donna Moschella likes to reference the saying, “It takes a village,” when describing her “décor and lifestyle marketplace,” Nest on Main, in Northport.

Nest is a "home within a home for over 70 small businesses,” Moschella says, where you'll find everything you might see as you walk along Main Street in any quaint community or village — a flower shop, items made by dozens of local artisans, vintage and upcycled furniture and décor, candles, bath and body products, and fresh baked breads and cookies that are brought in on weekends.

“A lot of thought went into choosing a name that would best suit what I was looking to create,” Moschella says. “The word that kept coming up most was ‘nest.’ It reflects so much of who we are and the feelings we want to evoke when people walk through the door — a nest of small businesses within one shop, and a welcoming cozy and comfortable environment where customers can shop for beautiful and unique things for their own nests.”

Moschella adds the store is also a place where people can gather with friends at creative workshops and classes that include pottery, knitting, floral design and painting in various mediums.

“I always had a passion for interior design, but that mostly came into play in decorating my own home and helping friends with theirs,” Moschella, 62, of Northport, explains. “My professional background was in fashion, having worked in the fashion industry for many years.” She was a buyer for Macy’s in Manhattan and later worked as a marketing manager for Liz Claiborne.

Prices range from about $30 for some jewelry to a custom sectional sofa that could be upward of $4,000.

In addition, Nest on Main does pop-up shops, and recently the store has begun hosting book signing events for local authors.

The shop is located at 135 Main St. in Northport. The store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 631-651-9173,