Arro Home is still in the pre-order stages, but that hasn't stopped an onslaught of eager home decorators from nearly breaking the online store's server with their enthusiasm.
Creative director and acclaimed Melbournian designer and illustrator Beci Orpin has been overwhelmed by the response.
Orpin has somehow found time to create a homewares range in-between designing her husband's Taco Truck, compiling her crafty secrets into books Find and Keep and Home, fitting-out cafes and doing various design work daily.
A series of limited-edition quilts, cushions, rugs and dream catchers for Urban Outfitters in 2012 left Orpin with a thirst for more. Then she met Rogers and they got talking.
"We noticed people are becoming more adventurous when it comes to introducing patterns and colours into the home," says Rogers. What was available, however, did not excite either of them. Arro Home's first collection comes as a breath of fresh air.
The collection features cushions with mirrored owl faces, contrasting pom-pom details, organically shaped ceramics and soft linen, which layers like the pages of a sketchbook. There's no wonder Orpin’s fans have been clawing at the keyboard.
To bring it all together, Rogers and Orpin have travelled overseas a number of times over the past year, sourcing beautiful materials and finding the right manufactures. "We have been through a similar process locally too," says Orpin.
The biggest challenge has been finding the balance between forming quality, well-produced homewares and giving them an accessible price point. With locally made ceramics from $20 and doona covers at $130, they are doing pretty well.
The duo has already lined up a second collection of prints, bed linen and ceramics to arrive online in a few months and hint at collaborations in the future.
"I am happiest creating homewares," says Orpin "and will be doing it for a long time yet."
Arro Home is on pre-order until July 31.