New business carteBlanche Home & Design opens in Aspinwall

A new residence and design company has opened in Aspinwall.

Situated at 347 Freeport Road, carteBlanche Home & Design delivers decor and home furnishings curated by proprietor and innovative director Rachel Schaffer.

Schaffer, 44, was raised in Brookline in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

She acquired levels in French and economics from the University of Pittsburgh and analyzed at the College of Chicago.

CarteBlanche progressed out of a drive to “create a business system simplifying household structure and building it approachable and reflective of the exceptional requires and ordeals of our clients,” Schaffer reported.

A active mother to 4 youngsters, Schaffer resides in Aspinwall with her husband. She still left the corporate banking planet to open up carteBlanche.

The inspiration for the identify arrives from her beloved late maternal grandmother, Blanche Dunik.

Dunik was longtime resident of the South Aspect Flats, whose mothers and fathers had been Polish immigrants. She was their to start with child born in The us.

While Schaffer claimed the literal translation of blanche is “white (blank) paper,” the idea empowers purchasers to make their residence their individual.

“And eliminate the worry or hesitation they usually come upon when creating their spaces,” Schaffer claimed.

Her structure suggestions?

“Invest in what you enjoy, and all the things else will fall in line,” reported Schaffer, who explained her private style model involved fashionable strains and timeless architecture.

The business platform has three parts: retail, design and style and develop.

From customized lighting, rugs, tailor made artwork, residence furnishings, kitchenware and accessories, quite a few products offered are underneath $100.

“One can also order heirloom good quality upholstery, casework and rugs which could value into the thousands,” Schaffer said.

Solutions include things like ground strategy and inside structure and entire-support home redesign and oversight of the challenge, which includes 3-D renderings of the place, merchandise tips, sourcing and challenge administration.

Schaffer’s husband, Kevin, owns ENL Property Management, specializing in renovating and reselling century-aged houses in the Pittsburgh region.

“With the start of carteBlanche, we’re now partnering to give these services additional broadly to our clientele,” Schaffer said.

Schaffer employs 4 and will host a “April in Paris” open home April 28-30.

CarteBlanche has partnered with Aspinwall’s Nouveau Pittsburgh and Seaton 3 Mercantile to give classic and modern French trend.

Foodstuff will be delivered by EZPZ Gatherings in Aspinwall, and Gaby et Jules, the French patisserie in the East Close.

Schaffer claimed the carteBlanche online shop will launch in late spring.

Joyce Hanz is a Tribune-Evaluate employees writer. You can contact Joyce at 724-226-7725 , [email protected] or by means of Twitter .