Soooo… We have news! After searching high and low for what has felt like years (looking back now, its actually been years!) We have finally found a new space to call our home! Meet our daggy new warehouse space that with a little love, TLC (okay some serious hands on deck and gyprock) is going to transform into my dream studio/ gallery store/ place to hang out, paint, relax and bask in colour. I’m seriously over the moon and cannot wait to watch this unfold!
We had this grand idea to show you before and after photos once all is said and done and we’re were open for bizz, but since the world has been flipped on its head we thought instead… Let’s create a blog with live updates, our mood boards, inspiration, the ups and downs and everything in between! Who knows how this will pan out, we may be put in lockdown, our completion dates may be postponed, our grand ideas may have to be scaled back OR it could be a dream to work on with nothing but successes! Who knows… I guess we’ll find out together!
To our beautiful customers, don’t worry we’re not moving far! In true Adelaide style, it’s about a five minute car journey from our Unley studio to our new space. We’ll release the exact address later on, but for now what we can tell you… We’re located in a residential(ish) kind of commercial area, we’re right opposite a pretty gorgeous Wine Bar, (hello girls days out with wine, friends and shopping) and we have some very gorgeous next door neighbours (a family run business fronted by the loveliest of people).
Follow our warehouse transformation on Pinterest, this is where you’ll find all of our inspiration (other people's spaces) and progress photos (our personal journey). We will also have a highlight on Instagram detailing the behind the scenes!
Sooo… without further to do… Watch the Warehouse To Dreamhouse Transformation begin! xxx
This is the corner I cozied into today (Wednesday the 25th of March) playing around with a feature colour palette (which was possibly one of the hardest things I've had to do)... Choosing a favourite colour combo is like choosing a favourite child... Impossible! Although somewhat impossible, if you have one, I would love to hear it! Leave a comment below - perhaps your fave pantones? After sourcing plenty of visual inspiration and flicking through a bunch of my fave mags and books, I've settled on this subdued yet punchy combo which I hope will stand the test of time... Fingers crossed! These six colours will inform key pieces of furniture, feature walls and signage. But, with that being said tomorrow I might wake up with another idea, so take this with a grain of salt. Haha I guess this is the beauty of a live blog, you'll get to know the real me, the very indecisive me, always pushing, never 100% certain but keen to do something fresh. (I'll keep you in the loop if anything changes). Whilst back at the warehouse, the team (aka DAVE) is getting ready to give the new and improved walls a lick of gleaming white paint... no doubt they wont be white for long once I move in!
So today was one of those days... Laying the foundations, starting the first coats of paint and ensuring everything is flush, so by 5pm you're exhausted but looking back at the progress it feels like nothing has changed! I did get to rip up a bunch of carpet which was equally as satisfying as I'd hoped it would be! Anyway, the main thing is that the ball is still rolling and we're on track to meet our goals (for now!)
April 3rd… Today is about learning to celebrate the small wins! Since we’ve had to scale back our plans to accomodate social distancing and our smaller-than-anticipated budget, things are happening a little slower than expected! Everyday as the list of ‘to-dos’ gets a little longer and the shopping list of essentials continues to grow, it’s difficult to not let the renos become too overwhelming! Although, if there is one lesson I’ve learnt throughout the years it’s… break the job down into nice little manageable bits and slowly but surely make way through the list. And before you know it, Voila! So instead of thinking what could have been, we are learning to celebrate the small wins like a wall that is finally white! As the sun hit my little red fire hydrant yesterday the gorgeous hue just sang and made me realise how beyond happy I am to be making this little dream of mine a reality. So without further ado, here’s some before and after shots of besa block turned qyprock turned white walls! Haha I wish I had more exciting things to share, but for now this is it! Only up from here!
This door (below) will soon be pink with some very fabulous door handles! I'm thinking something like this or this, or maybe this, but then also this. I seem to love everything I find. There are so many amazing brands out their with architectural influences, my faves I think are Buster + Punch, Made Measure, Linear Standard and Lo & Co Interiors. So many ideas, not so many doors that need handles! I would love to hear you thoughts, send them my way! Maybe via Insta DMs. Can't wait to hear from you!
Our bathrooms are also coming along! Okay apologies for these photos, I wasn’t sure whether to share these or not because my god, that before photo is not a pretty sight! Haha the bathrooms were in definite need of a refresh, I mean look at those tiles! My brother who also happens to be a pretty fabulous tiler (and painter!) has been a dream, helping out with everything and anything! Little shout out to you Mark! Thank you, thank you and thank you! He tiled the bathrooms in a flash and will be installing the new basin, toilet and all the unnecessary accessories that I’m sure I’ll find to make the spaces as homely(?) as possible. I had no idea how addicting it would be to search bathroom inspo on Pinterst... Here, give it a go! Terrazzo Heaven! I’m thinking I’ll add a simple mural, pop some plants, candle, cute hand towels and hey presto it will look 100x times better than it did! Again… It’s all about celebrating those small wins!