A furniture and accessory store breathes new life into two historic buildings while expanding opportunities for business partners with a novel approach to decor.

Robert Breissinger, owner of Designers Library, a wholesale business, and Brian Coutu teamed up to launch DL Home & Garden at 283 Central Ave. last year.

Breissinger bought the buildings five years ago. They had been the site of Cable Wiedemer Inc., one of Rochester’s oldest kitchen supply companies.