Studio Tour | The Living Room
This idea was not original to me. The thought of a shared creative space, especially among wedding professionals is nothing new. However, there just wasn’t anything available in Orlando. So, after much dreaming, the perfect little office opened up. My friend, Anna Bond let me know that the space was going to be available and that was it. I instantly started down the rabbit hole of designing, finding the right people to share it with, and working on the logistics. We’ve got an amazing group of young professionals now that all utilize the space to meet with clients and get work done. I couldn’t be happier with it!
I realized that we’ve been in there for a few weeks now and I had forgotten to post some images of the final space. I will admit, I’m pretty proud of myself for making this space go from empty to finished in roughly 10 days. I’d like to thank the 100′s of (well, maybe 20) design blogs I religiously stalked over the past month for inspiration. It was crazy, stressful, and fun to take on this project but we’ve been absolutely loving the space so far and I foresee nothing but good things for the future. You can see our two “in progress” posts here and here if you want a proper before and after.
This is what we look like from the street. Soon *hopefully* we’ll have our signage. Parking is behind through that driveway on the left.
This is the “Living Room” where we have our initial consultations and proofing meetings with clients. We love the amount of natural light that pours in through that big bay window. To transform the space we painted all the walls Martha Stewart’s Bedford Gray, recovered an old sofa with a new chenille cover in heather gray, added a separate “dining room” workspace that we separated from the main area with an Expedit bookcase, added a candy bar behind the sofa that also works as extra storage, and threw in some bright yellow accents in the pillows, rug, and plate. Voila!
The silver 2′s I found on sale at Anthropologie and the big canvas above is one of our favorite products available to our clients. Being able to see it in person is so much better than just seeing a photo online. And yes, that’s Kristin & Travis looking gorgeous on it. :)
This is the “dining room” area. Although no one really eats here. It’s used as the computer area where we can plug in a hard drive and get stuff done. The chalkboard behind Nate was painted on the wall and then framed with a gilded frame. We have a few of these big frames scattered around the space. The grass bins are extra storage and also help create a more defined space by filling in the bookcase.
No one probably cares but there’s a little alleyway on the right side of the building so I blocked it off with a trellis and bought some jasmine to pretty it up. I am definitely NOT a green thumb so I was soooooo ecstatic when I looked outside today and saw that the jasmine was already climbing up the trellis and had little flower buds all over. I can’t wait to smell it when they bloom!
This is another of the frames but we hung twine and clips in it as a place to hang snapshots, thank you notes from clients, and other little things. It’s on the back wall leading to the bathroom. And last but not least, Desmond. He’s our token betta fish. He’s got quite the attitude so don’t be scared if you get close to his bowl and he leaps out of the water at you. We’re looking into anger management classes…
I hope you enjoyed our little studio tour of The Living Room. We’ll be announcing an open house/housewarming party in the next few weeks so if you’d like to come by and check it out, stay on the lookout for the invitation. Otherwise, if your a client or a prospective client, we have our meetings by appointment so just contact us to set up a time to come hang out. :)