Check out some of the updates to the new studio.
I love spending every extra moment I have in this studio and bringing it to life. Its slowly but surely becoming everything I have imagined for it. Seeing it progress is a rich feeling and I am excited to share it with you all.
There’s a lot more work to be done but I’m loving every minute of it.
Pinkbow (www.pinkbowlove.com) has come a long way since it started, and still has a very long way to go. It was definitely about time to move the business into it’s own studio and design space. After debuting its first time selling in Boston at the Ink Block market, it inspired me to seek out more space, a real professional space.
After some research and a few appointments, I fell deep for the studios and lofts at Western Ave. The community of artists was inspirational, and the space of wood flooring, brick walls, and riverside view was easy to fall in love with. I gave it a week of thought. During that week I couldn’t stop dreaming. I would picture the furnishings and start pinning ideas and envision exactly how I would utilize the space from the floor set, layout of everything, decor and displays. I knew that because I couldn’t stop thinking about it, it was the one, so I came back that following Friday to sign a lease. Signing that lease and having the manager hand me the keys felt so moving. Small chit chat, a few questions, and the trade of some signed papers for the drop of keys into my hands. It was like I now held the keys into a new path towards my dream. As soon as I walked out of the door of that office I gleamed with my boyfriend turning to me in congratulations. We walked towards the staircase to the new studio space. My eyes lingered along the works of neighboring artists in the building, admiring their accomplishments in their own spaces too, as I continued to think about what my walls would reflect of my accomplishments. Then we stopped, I inserted the keys into the lock, hearing only the grooves of the keys to the door matching up, a click and a turn and then a push open. My eyes loomed left, up, right, and then center, down at the old hardwood floors and up again at the brick wall with two large open windows that overlooked the riverside. This was it, the next step toward a dream. I moved forward, breathed in, ran my fingers along the brick and stopped to look out the windows. This was mine. I felt that only good things could come from it. I turned back to my boyfriend and he smiled, stating his ideas to me as he snapped shots of his favorite characteristics of the place. Yes, he had a vision too, and one that supported mine. He looked sweetly into my eyes in congratulations again. We cupped hands and set out to pick up a few tools to start the “nesting” process.
That night, we began painting the walls and the door in company of a few beers. It was a celebratory event with many more to come. When it was time to finally end the night, we cleaned our brushes, packed up the paint and finished the drinks. We gave our space a last glance for the evening and then turned the keys to pause on the progression for the moment. I left wishing I could spend all hours of the next few days giving all of my efforts and attention to the space and dream, but also happy knowing that at least I could get it started.
Selling some of my frugal finds so that you can enjoy them too!
“do what you love & love what you do”
-$6 on my ebay
pretty little journal for your next meeting, your next book, that grocery list, history notes from today’s lecture, or whatever it is your fabulous life has you doing
Kate Spade fashion 2016 planner.
Get organized and plan perfect with this super cute deal of a Kate Spade Planner! Your chicest year ever. Hello 2016!
$10 on my ebay
I miss living in Paris so much, so I plan to go back. Till then”fake it till you make it!” Found this lovely thing on the wish app. $5
I needed a little love and personalization added to my work desk and my living room. I had done a great job with the decor but failed to put up favorite photos. I knew I would find frames with a little style and at a little price at marshalls, so I picked them out there.
In a vast selection I picked two to match my home and office decor. Simple, clean, gold and white. Adds another little reason to look at my desk and smile!
Much love -MA
With the holidays coming up I’m feeling a little festive. So I pull in the red in the form of a maroon sweater, and a little sparkle in the form of lurex in its collar.
Off to the design tables, aka work!
Much love- MA
I’ve had a thing for banana republic lately, and even more so bc they have a very convenient petite section for a very petite me. I’ve probably stopped in the store more than once every two weeks the past month or more and if I’m not it the store I’m browsing on my phone. They’ve really upped their trend game for women lately (I’ve felt there menswear has Always looked good) and I’m loving what I’m seeing and buying for that matter.
Plus they’ve been having great sales lately!
Much love -MA
A floral touch to my office decor. And it only cost me $3. Well aside from the gold spray paint I used on the mason jar, but I already had that handy.
Much love -MA
I’ve been in my new job for almost a month now. I’ve been so consumed in my new position that I’ve neglected my desk. It’s not a number one priority but I still like giving my workspace a personality. I found this gem at the dollar tree while picking up cleaning supplies. Fits right in with my black white gold pink theme!
Much love – MA