Arhaus: Old World Feel with a Modern Twist

June 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm (Shop Local)

“What transforms four walls into a space for inspired living? This question was the original impetus behind the home lifestyle brand Arhaus in 1986. Fast-forward 22 years to the answer: outstanding design quality. Despite [its]  massive size, Arhaus feels homey with a large selection of inviting home furnishing staples such as long tables, soft sofas, inviting bedroom sets and cozy home libraries. Arhaus, however, excels in its delightful accessories; timeless vases, candelabras, chandeliers and our favorite, the recycled collection: hand-designed pieces created from recycled materials that give an old-world feel with a modern twist. ” [Factio Magazine]

In 2004, Lapidary Journal said, “For jewelry designer Lauren Van Hemert of Raleigh, North Carolina, part of moving forward is carrying the past with you, preserving elusive memories and reinventing antique artifacts for a modern age.” [Lapidary Journal, October 2004)

Last week, I entered into a business relationship with Arhaus Furniture, in which the company will carry The Ephemera Collection in two of its stores. And who better to sell my “antique artifacts for a modern age” than a company whose products have been described as “old world feel with a modern twist.”

With 34 stores in the U.S. and an online boutique, Arhaus  has earned quite a reputation because of its exclusive line of handmade products and the unique presentation of these goods in a setting that has been described as unlike any other in the industry.

“We really make our stores look incredibly dramatic where it is a real shopping experience to go through our stores,” says Arhaus chairman and CEO John Reed. Touches such as hand-painted murals on the walls, old-fashioned tin ceilings and mosaic inlays set the stage for Arhaus’ version of retail theater. “Our vision is to have the most exciting home furnishings store in the country,” says Reed. [Retail Magazine, July 1, 2004]

Arhaus will carry The Ephemera Collection in its Tysons Corner Center store in McLean, Virginia, as well as its flagship store at Legacy Village in Cleveland. The stores will sell an assortment of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, including customized monogrammed bracelets.

Luggage Label Monogrammed Bracelet

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