Friday, 4 June 2010

Happenings

Another snippet of our new Design Studio.



Some cushions we have just had made for a lovely client.



A fun little playroom which Melanie has been working on.



A pair of wing chairs in the process of getting recovered in a beautiful Manuel Canovas fabric for another one of our clients.


Downstairs is in a huge mess as you can see above!


Just days before I had Max one of my clients dropped into our new Design Studio to see me. She couldn't believe what we had going on. As she walked up the back steps past the humongous pile of rubbish we had waiting for our rubbish man she proclaimed - "This is the most severe case of nesting I have ever seen!" At the time I didn't think anything of it but now after having Max and stopping for a week or so I realize that I have had some major things going on and I still have some major things to achieve in the next 2 months. Not only are we renovating the store, next week we move into our new house which is very scary considering I haven't even started to pack!

As the renovation progresses at Black & Spiro we have also been working on some great jobs. I thought I'd post a few snippets of some things we have been working on as above.

Next week I am back at work full-time. That is also a bit scary considering how much sleep Brad and I are getting at the moment with our new little one! However, as usual I will take it all one step at a time. The new things we are having made for the shop are looking so beautiful. I can't wait to share it all with you in the coming weeks.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
xx
Anna

38 comments:

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, that is a lot on the go at once. Best of luck with it all, and hope you get a chance to grab a few extra hours sleep this weekend! julesx

Black Zebra said...

Wow the studio looks great and I just love the play area...another great idea. Wish you all the best with the move! x

Debby Lee said...

What an exciting time in your life ~ lots of changes. Hope you get some sleep. xo

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh- love the sneak peek!! Can't wait to see the re-covered wing chair in the room you are planning for it!!

Sarah B said...

I just love the fabric on the wing chair - it's going to look incredible!
You ave been a busy lady :)

Natasha said...

Good luck with everything, Anna!
I can't believe you are going back to work already, but on the other hand, when you love what you do, it's hard not to!!

I am looking forward to seeing more images from your store and showroom, as I am on the other side of the world, and won't have a chance to view it in person....

PS. Your friend Annie's house is FAN.TAS.TIC!!

Have a great weekend, happy packing,
Northern Light.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

The studio looks great so far! I can't wait to see it all done. I am loving those wing chairs and that cute settee in the play room!

Heather said...

I'm sure it will be lovely. And, I love those chairs you're working on!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Max! Love that name, I have a Max...and the new design studio, love the art and the peek of the pattern on the chairs. Please show more when you are done! And...good luck with your home, nesting to the 10th degree for sure!! Janell

Vickie H. said...

Love these little peeps into the future of your space! And I am CRAZY for the MC fabric on that client's chair!!! I would LOVE to see the completely finished product. And speaking of finished products, I know you are so enjoying your new baby boy, even if you are sleep deprived...he is such a beautiful gift to yourselves!
Have a lovely weekend!

Anchor Cottage said...

The wing chair is to die for.
Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage

Olive Cooper said...

The green and white sofa is absolutely beautiful as per the title of your blog.

olive

Ana said...

You are an incredible lady to be taking on so much while just having had a baby. It almost makes sense to have all these wonderful "new" things in your life all at once. Congratulations and good luck. I'll be watching and cheering from the sidelines in Canada :) Ana

Hello Lover... said...

It's all looking great! That art in the first image is fantastic!

Persians and Pulitzer said...

Wow! LOVE the chair with the Manuel Canovas fabric. Beautiful!

Trish said...

WOW Anna, I would have to say you are the new face of the super mum. What a huge amount of things to achieve whilst pregnant & even having your new bub isn't slowing you down. Well done, you are an inspiration to all. Don't forget to rest from timt to time...Keep Well
Cheers

Verandah House said...

The chair is stunning! you certainly have a way with colour, so far its looking as gorgeous as ever.

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

The fabric in the arm chair is to die for.

simpledaisy said...

Love all the images!
Very pretty:)

Sally J said...

I'm loving your doors! How unique and inviting. You can tell that a designer spends time there. Can't wait to see the finished space.
www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

Shaz said...

I am exhausted after just reading about what you are doing. You don't do thing by halves. I am sure the new offices will be beautiful. I look forward to "watching" the journey through blogland. Good luck with your house move and if things get too much just remember to "breathe".

LC David said...

very nice, Beautiful colors.

Chicago Interior Designer

Lia Noronha said...

Lindo demais...muito bom gosto por aqui.
Abraços mil!!!

Dale said...

Those wingback chairs are looking great! Love the color and whimsey!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Good luck. Major change always comes in 3's. Know it will all be great. Have a great week.

pve design said...

Severe nesting, is it contagious? I do hope you will show us the "before" and "afters" of your projects.
Happy time nesting in all that rubble.
pve

marika said...

Your post is proof that women can achieve amazing things. You're all over the place! I wish you all best wishes on your endeavours,and being a mum myself, I can totally sympathise with you. I loved Annie's house's pictures, can't wait to see your new shop look, can't start to imagine what packing will be like with the new baby and all, but wish you loads of courage, patience, strength and joy in between packing boxes!

honey living said...

It would certainly be understandable to be more than a little overwhelmed with all you have going on at the same time. But, it sounds like you also are aware and taking great happiness in the fact that everything going on is wonderful, exciting and happy. That is such a blessing, and you deserve it.

Randiga Tråden said...

Lovely.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Looks great so far...I wish you all the best with it!

madebygirl.blogspot.com

david said...

i am obsessed with that painting. i know you have said before who the artist is but i can't seem to find. do you mind sharing again?

Fiona said...

Sleep deprivation is very tough, but at least you know from experience that it will (eventually) pass. I guess you WERE having a major case of nesting!

Mélanie A. said...

I'm sure the studio is going to looks great. What an exciting year full of projects !!!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Everything is looking so beautiful!!
Good luck and take it one day at a time.
That's a lot of stuff to take on, but I am sure it will all turn out great!
:)

xoxo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

annechovie said...

You amaze me, Anna! You are a creative force. All the best and more sleep to you. xo

Bailey said...

Those chairs are TOO incredible! I might just have to fly down to australia to steal them!!

Kathysue said...

The green checked settee is heavenly and the wingback, Oh my!! I love everything you do!! KS

Sementinhas da Cacau said...

Achei lindo seu blog!
Amo coisas simples, todos os post estão com um toque de família de amor.
Parabéns!!!!