Five days. Two sought-after interior designers. And, one amazing, new Nolita hot-spot. Let's just say Leanne Ford Shaffer and Brad Shaffer know a lot about style. When tasked with decorating Todd Snyder + Champion's City Gym pop-up a mere two weeks before the storefront's November 2 opening, ACRE's design duo (and cute married couple) kicked it into high-gear. Now that the dust has settled, the end result is a gorgeous shop that has the nostalgic feel of a football locker room and is filled with Snyder's clean, modern clothing. The timing could not be more perfect: Boyfriends, brothers, and dude-friends — consider your holiday shopping handled.
But, this isn't all about the boys. The interior of the shop holds much more than sweatshirts and tees. In addition to carefully-selected midcentury furniture, vintage sports photography, punching bags, and old-school gymnasium lighting are covetable home goods from Faribault Woolen Mill Co., Leather Head, Shinola, and ABC Carpet & Home, among others. Intrigued? Click through as Schaffer and Shaffer take us on a tour of the store and give us an insider's look at ACRE's design inspiration, decorating tips, plus you can shop the clothes, of course.