When Ashlyn Lem Garcia casts her eye upon a piece of stone, all she sees are the imperfections—a scratch here, a water ring there—and she immediately begins to dream up the ways in which she’ll transform it.
Garcia’s attention to detail is what sets The 365 Studio apart from other vintage furniture stores. Each piece that passes through her Corktown studio gets a meticulous once-over from Garcia herself and is then sent, along with her vision, to her refinisher.
“I want every piece to be in the best possible condition before it goes to its new home,” she says. “I don’t want to be a store that just buys items and flips them. It’s important to me to add value, expertise, and knowledge to every piece that I sell.”
Garcia founded The 365 Studio on September 1, 2020. She’d had jobs in retail and tech pre-pandemic, but always knew she’d