About Us

About Arcadia Home

Arcadia Home is a remarkable source for eco-friendly hand-crafted home and holiday designs.  Committed to bringing you quality livable luxury, our products are made to live with and enjoy rather than kept behind glass and admired from afar. Our artisans, located mainly in Peru and India, work with sustainable resources, natural fibers, and recycled materials to produce contemporary products that are as unique as the artisan who crafts them. 

We are proud to offer our customers the knowledge that Arcadia Home products support artisans around the world and that at least 1% of our revenues are donated to environmental organizations making the planet safer, healthier, and happier through our membership in 1% For the Planet.  


Arcadia Home's mission is to create opportunities for artisans around the world to support themselves through their time-honored craftsmanship. We are also passionate about promoting the value of craft and handmade designs to our customers.

In addition to our artisans, we support multiple environmental causes through our membership in 1% For The Planet, where we pledge to donate at least 1% of our annual sales to environmental causes. As a member of 1% For The Planet we join other socially conscious companies in what has become the gold standard of corporate philanthropy. We are honored to help our selected local and international organizations in their mission to create a better world for us and for future generations.

About Arcadia Home Designs In The White House

Arcadia Home was commissioned to create decorations for the Obama family’s first White House Christmas in the private residence. We were honored to have the opportunity to share our designs with the First Family and created three heirloom tree skirts - one in our sustainable hand felted wool and two in our hand beaded silk with recycled glass beading. We also crafted a special stocking of hand-felted wool for the First Dog, Bo. And when their new puppy Sunny came along, another Arcadia Home creation was added to the Obama's collection.  We hope they will enjoy these simple and elegant designs for years to come!

About Our Founder

Dawn Kikel is the Founder and CEO of Arcadia Home, a luxury lifestyle company dedicated to creating eco friendly products. Founded in 2001 with a line of home accessories, the company sells to the upper end of the retail spectrum under the Arcadia Home brand name with designs made by artisan groups mainly in Peru and India.  A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, prior to founding Arcadia Home, Dawn was involved in several internet and publishing ventures.  Traveling around the world for business and for pleasure she discovered her love and appreciation for artisan made goods.  Wanting to be closer to that world and help grow the market for hand crafted design she created Arcadia Home.  Dawn is a Graduate of Columbia Business School and Tufts University and is a member of 37 Angels, a community of women investors committed to funding early stage startups.