Date: December 19, 2012 | Story: Rosemary Hallmark |
While her children were young, Ashley Childers spent years designing jewelry, furniture and home accessories in her spare moments. By the time her youngest child started school, Childers had a sketchbook full of ideas and a passion for home design that would become Emporium Home, a line of lighting, accent tables and accessories, each designed by Childers and handcrafted by traditional artisans, ensuring that each piece is one-of-a-kind.
Emporium Home debuted this past January at the New York International Gift Fair to rave reviews. By summer, she introduced case goods at Atlanta’s International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, where she received the coveted Best of Show award for Outstanding Visual Display. Emporium Home has since caught the attention of national brands. You can now purchase the products through retailers such as Jonathan Adler, Zinc Door and Anthropologie, which offer a curated selection of products from the line.
Inspired by natural, organic materials such as minerals, stones, agate and quartz crystal, Emporium Home’s edgy, unique pieces incorporate classic mid-century lines with organic undertones and beautiful curves. Childers says the line is constantly growing, with upholstered pieces debuting in January 2013 and plans for a Little Rock showroom in the works. (501) 376-4663, emporiumhome.com