About Greco Design
Greco Design started it’s “brick and mortar” journey as a temporary pop-up shop in June 2021, funded by a state grant intending to generate small business after Covid. After six months as a pop-up, we decided to stay and become a permanent shop. But our story begins way before that.
Our owner, Lori Greco worked as a Graphic Designer at an ad agency in Boston for over 10 years then started her own freelance design business in 2000 when her kids were born. Her freelance clients included White Elephant Hotel on Nantucket, Topper’s Restaurant, Babson College, Wenham Pines, Linden Square, and The Cottages on Nantucket. While freelancing, she started a blog in 2015 and began exploring her passion for creativity in different ways; writing, DIYing, watercolor painting, home design consulting, and wood working to name a few. Her fan base broadened and her custom orders were growing. Lori moved from the corporate environment into more personal custom design work that included wood signs, small business branding, custom paintings and gifts, event materials and signage, and home decor. Lori loved this new creative variety and quickly realized there was a market for her work with a growing customer base. When the opportunity came to open a shop in 2021, it was the perfect time - and Franklin Center was the perfect location for this dream to become a reality.
Since opening permanently, Greco Design has continued to evolve in large part due to customer feedback and the wonderful relationships she has developed the past few years. Lori originally partnered with her niece, Shannon Lazzaro who had started an online clothing boutique, Bleutral. This was the perfect combination for the shop - offering unique clothing, jewelry and accessories to compliment Lori’s artwork, wood signs and handmade items. Shannon left Greco Design in 2023 to open her own shop, Bleutral at the Popponesset Marketplace in Mashpee. It’s been a huge success and watching her grow has been a true delight. Greco Design continues to grow but Lori’s mission has always been the same: create a shop that’s a unique experience - offering handmade items and creative finds that give customers meaningful, purposeful and beautiful solutions to their needs. Lori’s artwork now adorns items including calendars, notepads, pillows, tea towels, ornaments, positivity card sets, art prints and gift sets. She has also found other local artists including potters, candle makers, jewelry makers and crafters to compliment her work. We’re continually looking for new pieces and ideas with the hope of providing inspiration for decorating your home, making gift giving more meaningful, and just bringing joy to day to day life.
Our goal is to meet your unique gift giving needs. So you’ll get a little bit of everything in this shop - with things changing all the time. And we hope that you’ll find something that speaks to you. We’re also happy to create a custom piece for you. Maybe it’s a wood sign with a cherished saying. Or a gift basket filled with inspiring handmade items to lift someone’s spirits. Or a hand painted watercolor print that brings meaning to your day. Whatever your needs, we’re happy to help. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again!