So as quickly as I announced the other day about the new Design Studio, we are just as quickly making this space come to life. We have only a month to get it ready for team AID and so we are wasting no time and starting all the renovations tomorrow morning! On the list of :to do’s” we are building storage, adding doors, demoing bathroom, ripping up the floors and laying new ones, building desks, adding a conference area, a shipping area, a kitchenette, and a giant sample library…..its a lot but its all super exciting!!
Because this is my project, and I am the client, I am planning on being very candid about the process here on the blog! This time I can show you EVERYTHING…including the inevitable melt downs I am sure I will have along the way, HA! When I am working with clients, sometimes I have to limit the amount of process pics I show because, well frankly some clients just prefer I show simple “before and afters”. So this will be a little experiment for us and I am gonna really break this project down bit by bit so you can witness the pandemonium!
So friends, this is what we are doing!!
:The Initial Floor Plan:
Firstly, we are building quite a few large storage units. I need a place to display all of our pillows , rugs, and blankets. We have a lot of that stuff around here, so we will finally have a place to both store AND display it all!! Unit #1 and #2 will be toward the front of the space, where the “showroom” part of the operation will be. This is where you can “shoppe” or hang or sleep on a sofa…whatever you fancy!
Then along the wall where our design office area will start, we are building a giant sample library! I am MOST excited about this part..lemme tell you! I already have tons of those Ikea wire baskets shoved to the brim with fabrics, wallpapers, and junk, so we are building a pretty cabinet for them! They will just be a little less ikea-ish and more built-in feeling like our inspo picture. Also, I am bringing back a giant cork board, like I had in my last office at home!
There is currently 2 weird little closet things, that I think were fitting rooms before I stepped in, and instead of ripping them down, I am gonna be mindful of my budget and try to work with them. I am turning one into a storage closet and one into a kitchenette.
and then, because the space is small and the openings to these weird rooms is too wide to hang a door…I am gong to put a large barn door up that slides across the entire Kitchenette, Storage closet, and Bathroom! In my mind it looks awesome..I hope it translates the same. It quite possibly could be a massive failure, but I am willing to take the risk !
I have been waffling back and forth about floors, but I ultimately want the space to feel warm and inviting. I loved the idea of wood at first, but then that was feeling a little to echoey to me and ultimately not the vibe I was going for.
SO I chose a really pretty wall to wall Blonde colored Sisal carpet.
These were my inspo pics
So thats all for now!!!
Follow along on Instagram(amberinteriors) for more progress pics. I am really excited about this one guys! Fingers crossed I make it all fab, and don’t get a case of Multiple Decor Personalities and change my mind 9,004 times.