when editors of country living magazine first approached us about designing a studio for their "house of the year" project we couldn't believe it. we would get to create our dream space, partner with a designer and they would make it all happen. ummm, YES!
we immediately started pinning inspiration and brainstorming all the things important to us in a shared work space: big work table, cozy seating, shelves for our collections, and a giant wall for inspiration. we knew we wanted to play with a balance of feminine and masculine as well as new and old.
after all the sketching, planning, measuring, fabric and paint swatches... there it was, just like magic - our dream studio.
we have to say thank you to several people: sarah gray miller, EIC of country living magazine, for inviting us / barbara kurgan, our designer who knew how to make all our dreams come true / ballard designs for letting us pick from their collection and creating a velvet coral settee just for us / three potato four for lending lots of vintage props for the space / anthropologie for providing desk accessories / the entire project team who literally built and set everything in a matter of days.
as if that wasn't enough, we were able to attend the launch party in NYC, where the country living team treated us like celebrities. dream project! keep a look out for the september issue of country living where you can find out more details and see the other spaces created for the project.