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June 27, 2018

About two years ago I admitted to myself that my “hobby” of writing this blog, The Motherchic, was actually more than a hobby but instead the unconventional career path I never could have dreamed in my wildest dreams. When I decided not to go back to teaching after having my second son, I vividly remember thinking that if I ever wanted to work again, it would have to be teaching because without a degree in business or marketing or medicine – what else did I have the skills to do?

Turns out writing about being a mom and sharing what I wear throughout this journey is a skill (#whoknew). Not sure it is a college major (yet), but the fact that I can connect with thousands of women everyday is equal parts mind-blowing and humbling.

And in true mom brain form, the evolution of this blog is a complete blur. What started as a nap time escape (which is when I used to write all of my posts), began creeping into all portions of my day. It was not working within my “I’m-a-stay-at-home-mom-with-a-side-gig” mentality. I either had to scale back for the sake of my kids or admit that I loved it and treat it like a real job. I hired a babysitter. Went for it…. and probably got a little lucky to have so many women who need the little “mind vacation” that I hope this blog provides.

Almost exactly a year ago, I decided I needed to move beyond stealing all the wifi in all the coffee shops and get my own office space. I wanted to be able to hire team members if needed and delve into other verticals like home and food and beauty. My brother in law (also my favorite realtor) brought me to see a space. Just like the current house that he found for us, it needed a lot of vision. So much vision that I told myself I would never go through a renovation again (or look at Pinterest for that matter). But sort of like giving birth, you block out the painful parts and focus on the beautiful masterpiece. When the location, the size, and the price is right – all you need is vision.

When the offer was accepted and (gulp) the “okay we are actually doing this” mentality sets in, I immediately sought out to find the best of the best people to help my vision become a reality.

After the demolition and rebuilding completed by The Golden Hand was finished, Larina Kase Interior Design stepped in for the fun part. Larina worked countless hours making sense of my jumbled ideas for an “industrial chic” space. She helped with spacing, lighting, layout, decor and may quite possibly be the most organized and efficient person on the planet! Working with Larina meant I was also privy to her rolodex of the the best in the biz. She introduced me to Claudia of Urban Loft who helped me with all of the gorgeous window treatments that are truly the finishing touches of any space, Hunter Kitchen & Bath who designed the beautiful kitchen, and Salvage Works Furniture Co. who built the dining room table.

I am also so fortunate to be able to work with the LAA Art Collective who is rotating art throughout this space. So yes, anything you may see that you like is, in fact, for sale! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for notice when new art makes an appearance here. 

Ok, let’s do this! I am so excited to finally give you all a before/after view of this space!

The Entry Way

Before:

After:

the motherchic entryway

Chairs | Rug | Pouf | Art (Sal Panasci) | Stools | Mirror Unit

The Motherchic entryway

Pillows | Bench | Metal Hanging Planter| Macrame Hanging Planter | Wall Hooks | Roman Shades by Urban Loft

The Kitchen

Before:

After:

Motherchic kitchen

Stools (sold out) | Polka Dot Art | Pendant Lights | RangeRoman Shades by Urban Loft

(full post with all kitchen decor is here)

The Dining Area

Before:

After:

The Motherchic dining room table

The motherchic dining room table

Motherchic kitchen

Motherchic kitchen

Custom Dinning Table & Bench By Salvage Works Co. | Black and White Dining Chairs | Framed Art (Barbara Straussberg) | Wall Hanging | Roman Shades by Urban Loft

The Lounge 

Before:

After:

motherchic office

Motherchic living room

Motherchic living room

Chairs & Pillows | Sofa, Embroidered Pillow, Fur Pillow, Throw | Rug | Coffee Table | Chandelier | Side Tables | Art (Sal Panasci) | Candle | Bowl | Roman Shades by Urban Loft

The Office

Before:

Motherchic office

After: 

Desk | Chairs | Art (Sal Pansci) | Roman Shades by Urban Loft

After Hours

Before:

After:

The motherchic bar

Planters  | Rug | Framed Art (Barbara Straussberg)  | Wall Hanging | Cement Wall Tile | Roman Shades by Urban Loft

Bathroom

Before:

After:

Motherchic bathroom

Mirror (Home Goods) | Cement Floor Tile | Art (Gail Morrison Hall) | Roman Shades by Urban Loft | Light Fixture

Closet

Before:

After:

he Motherchic closet

Clothing Rack | Basket Planter  | Chair  | Ladder | Rug | Rattan Planter | Fashion Art | Roman Shades by Urban Loft

And there you have it! And to top it all off, it’s stocked with fun drinks and candy and the most wonderful people to work with that I could ask for! If I left out a link, please let me know and you can shop the entire space below!

Huge thanks to all of the amazing companies that worked with me on this project:

Realtor: Hardy Real Estate Group – follow here

Interior Design: Larina Kase Interior Design – follow here

Construction: The Golden Hand – follow here

Window Treatments: Urban Loft Window Treatments – follow here

Dining Table: Salvage Works Co.  – follow here

Kitchen: Hunter Kitchen and Bath – follow here

Art: LAA Art Collective – follow here

  • Larina Kase
    June 27, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Lindsey it was a dream working with you on this fabulous project! You have the best style and vision and are the nicest. So glad you’re enjoying this space!

  • Claudia Clobes Yudis
    June 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Lindsey-I just can’t with any of this. I am blown away by this transformation and I am over the moon that Larina Kase Interior Design and you asked me to collaborate on your window treatments. The white wovens are stunning in this space. You are so adorable, sweet and stylish and I am so honored! Loved reading your story-go get ’em. But wait, you already have! Enjoy it all! 😍

  • Kayleigh
    June 27, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    This is so dang cool, creative and inspiring! I’m sure it’s a very surreal feeling to stop and see what (started as) a hobby has built for you, your family and your friends.

    Congratulations!

  • Julie
    June 27, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Love all of this! I want to work there! 🙂

  • Carol
    June 27, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I almost can’t stand how much I love your renovated home. Perfect!! 😃

    • Lindsey
      July 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Thanks so much, Carol!

  • Ashley Arndt
    June 28, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    This space is absolutely beautiful! You did such a great job, and it’s inspiring to read your story of how you got started. If you’re looking for any extra workers, let me know 😊!

    • Lindsey
      July 3, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Aww thanks so much Ashley!! And I will definitely let you know 🙂

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