A faithful marriage of design and style.
That’s how owners Aaron Stewart and Fernando Rodriguez describe their company and flagship store, Aaron Stewart Home, or ASH.
Beyond their outstanding home furnishings and interiors design work, Aaron and Fernando’s story of how they made their way from The Big Apple to San Juan, Puerto Rico is what makes Aaron Stewart Home wholly unique and fascinating.
Years ago, the couple met while working in New York City – Aaron as VP of Design at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Fernando as Associate Publisher for MANHATTAN magazine. As they both continued to advance in their respective style and design-centric careers in Manhattan, the couple visited Fernando’s native Puerto Rico several times together.
In January 2013, a simply query from a friend, “Why don’t you guys just open a store here?”, prompted a major decision from the two.
They were moving to Puerto Rico – bringing their decades of experience in luxury and home décor with them and opening their very own store. By November 2013, the couple permanently moved to San Juan.
Crazy, right? Ludicrous? Like something you’d see in a movie and roll your eyes at. Leave promising and already-successful careers in the big city behind to move closer to family, take a chance and chase your dreams in the Caribbean?
Not so much of a risk when you have the passion and drive of Aaron and Fernando
“If you really believe in yourself, there’s no way you can’t succeed”
The couple’s passion, love and belief in themselves and their work is evident within minutes of speaking with them.
It’s this comfort and confidence in themselves and their values that made their seemingly daunting migration south less of a risk and more of an adventure.
Fernando and Aaron’s worldwide travel and years of experience have helped them craft a design and home décor store that celebrates diversity and character.
By offering home delivery, gift wrapping, personal shopping and more, ASH has developed a luxurious shopping experience that fosters feelings of ease, comfort and creativity
Through mood boards, catalogs, swatches and just getting to know their clients better, Aaron and Fernando work to better understand a client’s DNA – matching them with designs, styles and colors that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but extensions of the individual’s actual personality.
From home accessories to furniture, the couple has built a specialty store that offers it all and puts its clients and customer service second to none.
Aaron and Fernando’s hard work earned them the opportunity to furnish and decorate Paseo Caribe, an incredible, luxurious condominium community in San Juan.
Inspired by of San Juan’s most outstanding settings, Paseo Caribe is described as “the ideal urban lifestyle retreat, offering a unique and balanced blend of unprecedented services and experiences” – the perfect fit with the ASH lifestyle and brand.
With their cockapoo Clooney, who doubles as the store’s mascot, Aaron and Fernando have taken ASH to incredible heights. The company recently announced its nomination for International Retailer of the Year in the 27th Annual ARTS Awards, sponsored by Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network.
ASH’s story is nothing short of amazing, having already built a fantastic reputation and earned great accolades in just two short years. Arteriors is excited to join Fernando, Aaron and ASH on their continued adventure.
To learn more about Aaron Stewart Home, visit their website AaronStewartHome.com.