Today I wanted to share some photos of the freshly updated Arco Avenue with you and I am particularly excited about it for multiple reasons!
(1) The owner of Arco Avenue is my sister-in-law Katie! 🙂 She’s the cutest!
(2) Arco Avenue is one of my top five most favorite stores in all of the world. I have large feet and they special order shoes for me and I just love them! (They also have normal size shoes for those of you with normal feet!)
(3) I got to take these pictures, giving me the opportunity to hone my skillz with my semi new camera!
(4) Elish is a design wizard and she and Katie work so well together that it’s truly magical (hence my use of the word wizard.) Side note: Elish helped Katie several years back when Arco underwent a pretty huge facelift, so this Arco update is a piggyback update on what they did together about five years ago!
Let’s get on with some pictures (you can check out the updated project page on our design site here!) then I’ll let Elish give you a little more insight into the design!
I asked Elish to tell us a bit about the behind-the-design-scenes and I love what she had to share!
“Katie, the owner of Arco Avenue (and its cute neighbor Row 10), came into Summerhouse one day and pointed out a fun lounger on our floor and said she’d love to use something like it to incorporate more seating into Arco. Katie’s ideas for her store are always on point, from a design direction and from a retail perspective. She’s consistent in what she’s drawn to and it’s always a piece that is also investing in the draw of Arco Avenue, so thankfully I never have to second guess anything on that front.”
“She fell in love with a gorgeous white sherpa material that actually happened to be durable and easy to clean! As I worked on incorporating the loungers into the layout, we realized we needed to do a bit of rearranging, and update the rug to fit our new configuration. I also suggested adding two potted fiddle leaf figs. It fit the aesthetic of her store and also livened up the space and brings the outside in with some greenery.”
“These new updates went hand in hand with a mini in store makeover with added shelving and display space to celebrate Arco’s eight year anniversary. Katie is truly the best to work with and I’m proud to say I get a front row seat as she grows her business and continues make it more and more successful!”
And that’s a wrap! Kudos to Katie for her fantastic vision, Elish for expanding and executing the design vision, and YOU for reading!
I hope you have a fantastic day today. Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you are in need of new shoes, please be sure to check out Arco Avenue. They have a great online shop and ship for free.