Aimee LaCalle Returns to Launch Akin Home’s First Collection of San Miguel Inspired Products for the Home
By Mary van de Wiel
Akin Home founder Aimee LaCalle and her team of curious designers believe homes tell stories about the lives of their inhabitants, whether they realize it or not. Part online retailer, part travel storyteller, and part life design philosopher, Akin Home offers culturally-enriched products and engineered design to create an artfully inspired home. LaCalle’s long-term fondness for San Miguel de Allende was instrumental in determining the inspiration for Akin Home’s inaugural collection featuring innovative bedding, duvet covers, curtain panels, tableware, décor, and a limited edition of art pieces.
Akin Home POP UP
San Miguel Inspired Home Collection
Fri–Sun, Mar 17–19, 12–5pm
Hotel Hacienda El Santaurio
Terraplén 42, (Between Aldama and Jesús)
“Our intention is to not just [to] visit a place and gather inspiration, rather to create a lasting kinship between ourselves and our host community,” says LaCalle.
San Miguel’s architecture, ceramics, metalwork, folklore, and natural surroundings serve as elements of inspiration for Akin Home’s first collection. Once back in the Santa Fe-based studio, the preliminary hand sketches and ideas gathered while on location are transformed. Through Akin Home’s multifaceted process, intricate layered artwork results in engineered designs for contemporary bedding products, wallpaper, and fabric by the yard.
LaCalle’s personal passion for exotic people and places is driving the studio’s design, focused on where the experiences of wonder, art, and travel intersect. “Our mission is to inspire a spirit of wanderlust by offering products that celebrate the culture and artistry of our favorite travel destinations,” says LaCalle. “By sharing the stories behind each of our collections, we hope to provoke conversation, encourage exploration, and provide the inspiration for those hoping to cultivate a well-traveled home.”
Mastering the technical applications of textile print production, Akin Home collections will feature original engineered designs (prints that are applied uninterrupted, flowing across seams with precision). Individually designed duvet covers, standard and euro shams, curtain panels and tableware work together as curated coordinating sets. Akin Home offers complementary repeat prints for wallpaper and fabric by the yard with an exclusive line designed specifically to the trade coming soon.
Come and join us on the journey. We’ll take you to faraway places and then back home again.
Akin Home Pop Up: Aimee LaCalle and team welcome you to join the Akin Home launch celebration and preview the San Miguel de Allende collection of inspired bedding, duvet covers, curtain panels, tableware, and décor. Pop in to the Akin Home Pop Up Shop from 12–5pm on March 17, 18, or 19 at Hotel Hacienda El Santaurio (Centro, Terraplén 42, between Aldama and Jesus). Celebratory cake and coffee will be served. Special prizes!
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