Pretty pastels and art-inspired accessories fill Laura Park Designs’ new Providence Road boutique.
by Cathy Martin
After nearly five years at Cotswold Marketplace, Laura Park Designs has opened its first-ever retail store, and it’s chock full of colorful rugs, lighting, bedding and more — including row upon row of Park’s best-selling pillows. Shoppers can also expect to find a variety of jewelry, gifts — even men’s accessories — in the Providence Road space previously occupied by Splurge boutique, which closed this spring.
“Over the past 5 years, we have worked hard to build out our e-commerce platform and strengthen our interactions with customers over social media,” Park says. She started the business after she began taking pictures of her abstract paintings, creating digital patterns that could be transferred to fabric. “What was missing was the experiential and tangible elements that make up our lifestyle brand. With a brick-and-mortar location, we will be able to translate our art and products into that lifestyle experience.”
Moving to a larger space also allows Park to showcase more of the brand’s fabrics and wallpapers — shoppers can custom order items not available on the floor.
Eventually, the store plans to host monthly events, including trunk shows, sip and shops and holiday events. SP
Laura Park Designs is located at 1033 Providence Road and is open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. lauraparkdesigns.com