A little over a year ago, a new boutique arrived on the scene of Valparaiso’s bustling downtown, and it’s been thriving ever since. Aster + Gray, a shop that sells goods handcrafted by more than 90 artisans from all over the U.S.—many of whom are from Northwest Indiana—has quickly become a favorite destination for many NWI shoppers. We spoke with owner Gabrielle Pazour about her vision for Aster + Gray and how it all started.
Gabrielle Pazour started selling her upcycled, repurposed and refinished furniture at local artisan markets, such as the Fetching Market and Hunt & Gather.
Her business took off so much she opened the brick and mortar boutique Aster + Gray in downtown Valparaiso in August. Its newly renovated home at 20 Indiana Ave. on the courthouse square includes reclaimed wood from historic barns in Porter County.