Studio Updates

The Wonder Jam 4

I thought I’d share a few updates on the studio! We’ve had it for almost two months and has become my favorite place to be! Not only is it a place that can bring about peace + quiet, it’s also a place where people feel comfortable and can collaborate.

The Wonder Jam 3

Our friend Danielle came over to create one of her amazing food typography creations while we worked. When it was time to be photographed, I popped over and snapped what I needed.

The Wonder Jam 2

Our other friend Tim has been using his talents to give us the most amazing custom addition! We are seriously so lucky. He just installed this shelf/standing desk up at the front. Look at that copper detailing! He also built the table (in the top photo). We found an artist on Etsy to make us that custom metal diamond.

The Wonder Jam1

Overall it’s been really amazing. We’ve stayed within our budget and it’s makes such a difference. I don’t sit in the studio feeling guilty for throwing non-existent money at unnecessary decor. My tips for someone investing in a workspace?

  • Set a budget and stick to it! It’ll never REALLY feel “finished” so take it slow.
  • Go to IKEA for lamps, rugs + frames (so cheap!)
  • Barter + trade for services or items.
  • Invite people in. Even if it’s feels out of the way! Ours doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic but we are intentional about hosting or meetings.

 

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8 Comments
  • Jess
    Posted at 10:17h, 21 April Reply

    The studio really looks awesome and I’m so glad you are enjoying it! Another reason to come visit…

  • Kelly Brito
    Posted at 15:42h, 21 April Reply

    Looking gooooood! How I wish I could have a nice, big space like you guys. The rental fees around this area here is just ridiculous… So I’m hoping to move to the suburbs soon (mostly to have a descent work area).

    • Allison
      Posted at 22:05h, 24 April Reply

      It is REALLY nice to be out of the house although I miss my pup at home :) We bring him over there sometimes but deep down I know he just sleeps and I’m the only one with separation issues hahaha.

  • giulia
    Posted at 19:21h, 26 April Reply

    i’m so happy and excited for you! it looks awesome:)

  • Ashlee Chu
    Posted at 22:17h, 06 May Reply

    This is SO exciting. A physical way to realize how far you both have come!

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    Posted at 13:32h, 17 July Reply

    […] Unfortunately, you can’t really take all the time in the world to make the space something special. You have to prioritize your list of wants and “must-haves.” For every day you take off to improve the space, it’s a day you aren’t working. We moved in and took about 4 days (and a bit over $1,000) to get it set up (biggest expenses were the floors + paint). About a month later, we had a working and neutral studio. […]

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