Guest blog by Beth Wetherill & Marta Doster
The Creamery, located at the corner of US Highway 24 and Coe Street in Roanoke, Indiana, is a retail and interior design studio that opened in December 2019.
Our business model is unique. We envisioned The Creamery to be an inspiring space to work, and to display products and ideas for design clients. But we also wanted to be open to the public without committing to full retail hours.
Many have asked where the name of the business came from and the answer is in the history of the building. Built in the early 1900’s, it was Roanoke’s original Creamery and the photo below is one of our favorites because it describes a slice of life back in the day and we love seeing some of the original design elements in our building still intact today.
As we started developing our branding we considered changing the name but it didn’t feel right and we just couldn’t do it. People around Roanoke have referred to this building as “The Creamery” for too long and so, the name stuck. We like the way the name incorporates history, and even though The Creamery is now home to our interior design studio and retail space, we promise to keep ice cream in the freezer for old time’s sake.
Please visit us for retail shopping hours and an ice cream sandwich the second Friday and Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or by appointment. Everything you’ll see is available for purchase—which includes our wide variety of lighting, furniture, accessories, textiles, rugs, and artwork!
You can support us by following on social media at @thecreameryroanoke or visit our website at thecreameryroanoke.com. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how much we enjoyed re-designing this beautiful old building.
Beth Wetherill’s interest in home interiors has developed throughout her life. Growing up, her family owned a furniture store and her mother was an interior designer, so she always had an eye for design. She launched a design career after she and her business partner Marta hosted their first pop up shop in November of 2018 at their home. Since then, Beth has worked with design customers to include flooring and paint, fabric selection, custom furniture, rug and lighting selections, light construction and accessorizing or styling.
Marta Doster graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. Some of her career highlights include working for commercial interior design firms that were Herman Miller and Haworth dealers, a local architecture firm, and her family’s construction company. Marta first fell in love with Roanoke when they moved in, in 2012. In 2018, she decided to take the next step with Beth to not only offer full service interior design, but also inventory and special-order products for clients and retail events.
One of the things they enjoy most about interior design is the connection and friendships with clients created through the process.