When we first moved into our three bedroom home here in West Palm Beach, it made sense to have my "studio" in our third bedroom. Then, before I started working for myself full time, it was basically somewhere to put my computer and plants. After really focusing on growing my product selection the past year, my greeting cards and inventory started quickly spilling from just one room into the rest of our house. With a little [loving] push from Jordan, I started to look at spaces in the area. After a few options fell through, I found what I consider a perfect little spot for my business just ten minutes from our home. I love it so much! It's been so nice having a little more separation between work and home -- it's easy for the line to blur and feel like you have to constantly be working if your office is at home, or get distracted from work when family's in town or something else is going on at the house.
Designing this studio and sourcing all of the furniture for it has been my favorite part, and what led me to finally start this blog. Interior style is kind of always where my mind goes, and has since I was little! I would move around the furniture in my childhood bedroom constantly, creating different layouts and ways to display all my beanie babies and sports memorabilia haha :)
Anyyywho...a small business often means a smaller budget for projects like this, so as always I've tried to get a pulled together look for less. Sourcing pieces from more affordable sources like HomeGoods and Wayfair, Target and World Market, all helps to keep cost low. I always like to support fellow small business owners, so a few of the decor items are from some of my favorite shops as well.
To mimic my nature inspired brand, the colors in my designs are also reflected in the furniture pieces I've picked. It was fun to get a little more funky with the green velvet couch for the shop than I might for our home, too. Pops of pale peach, natural wood, and lots of greenery also tie into my product color palette.
Bit by bit it's coming together, and this loungey studio space is the furthest along in the shop for now. The little kitchenette area is still a mishmash of random cabinets but it'll get there!