Welcome to White Barn Designs Co., we are so happy that you found us!
My name is Ashley and I am the grateful owner of this store.
After receiving a Bachelor's in Recreational Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2015 I realized that a lifelong passion and hobby of mine was leading my heart in a different direction. During the winter of 2016 I decided to take a great leap of faith, and pursue what felt like "just a dream" of mine. With guidance from our Lord, and overwhelming support from family and friends, I began hand making and repurposing furniture and decor. My little "collection" started as throw pillows, wall decor, furniture and much more! I would spend my weekends traveling to markets and craft shows all over Michigan, sharing my love for design with others.
December of 2016 I decided to take my little business to the next level by opening what I called a "pop-up shop" in the "white barn" on my in-laws property. My goal was to see if White Barn Designs Co. had what it took to become a full time retail shop. The "pop-up shop" was only open for a few weekends before we had to close up shop with no inventory left...WE SOLD OUT! My little shop proved to be worthy of a bigger purpose.
After experiencing an overwhelming amount of support and feedback from my community, I decided it was time to look for a more permanent location. After months of hunting for the perfect place to plant our roots, the beautiful building we now call home, fell right into our hands with impeccable timing!
Our sweet little store officially opened in our hometown on June 3, 2017.
Even though my dream has become a reality, everyday still feels very surreal. It is crazy to think we started out in a 100 sq ft tent at traveling markets and now we have roughly 2,000 sq ft of retail space in downtown Fowlerville, MI. Our loyal and supportive "White Barn Community" is what fuels our creative fire and allows us to continually grow. We count our blessings every single day, and never take a moment for granted. We are so truly thankful for all of your love and loyalty to our shop. Welcome to White Barn Designs!