If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen some stories of the space we are currently renovating. Someone asked me point blank the other day, “So, why do you need space?” And, yes. That is a very good question! As I noted in my post last week , I do my best to separate my working hours from the time spent with my kids and therefore working in my house wasn’t working for me (or them). My kids have the strongest mom-sniffer instinct – even if I am hiding in the corner of my bathroom with my laptop (withOUT chocolate), they will find me. And it turns out sitting in a coffee shop, buying one coffee, and still sitting there six hours later is frowned upon. I’m not kidding, the shop I used to frequent closed and I can’t help but think it’s because I didn’t buy enough croissants?
While that’s a basic reason for creating a space, simply wanting a space to tackle the work side of blogging doesn’t exactly pay the bills! So there are the other, more exciting elements of the space that we’ll share as its completed. We certainly hope you follow along and root for us as we renovate the space and grow the blog in different ways.
Almost 5 years ago, my husband and I purchased a house and renovated the entire thing. I remember when we were done I said NEVER AGAIN! Yeah. Sort of like having babies, we block out the painful part and just focus on the outcome and here we are again. We are essentially taking a residential space and transforming it into workspace. I have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Larina Kase, founder of Larina Kase Interior Design, a boutique design firm located in the Philadelphia suburbs. I had a general idea of what I wanted the work space to look like. The word “industrial chic” was thrown around a lot, but I needed help solidifying my vision. Turns out Larina is really good at that!
After an initial meeting with Larina, she created mood boards that started bringing the space to life. Because I want to unveil this project in segments, we will be sharing a few of my favorite pieces that will eventually have a home or serve as inspiration for similar pieces that will eventually have a home in my office.
Larina’s concept: There’s something so refreshing about using a neutral palette in a space that promotes creativity. The space doesn’t define your thought process or compete with the fashion.
And now that most of the design concept exists (in my top secret pinterest board!), all that’s left to do is to actually do it. Easy…. right?
#TMCHQ…. coming soon!