As most of you know by now, if you read our blogs, Traci Zeller Designs and I have decided to share studio space. Our new studio is suite 202 in Providence Plaza in Charlotte, NC, henceforth, we shall be referring the the studio as Studio 202.
Since everyone loves a good before and after,
I thought it would be fun to chronicle the journey of our studio renovation each week on the blog, but until yesterday, there really wasn't much to share. Now that we are actually making progress, I plan to give a Studio 202 update each Friday until we finish, if you would like to follow along.
It took time to get our lease negotiated, renovation approvals and insurance documents in place, but we are now ready to roll. Things will happen fast. Traci and I are ready for the transformation to happen!
As much as we wanted to tear out the entire dropped ceiling, it really wasn't in the budget. We decided to remove the textured tiles and replace them with smooth tiles. The verdict is still out on whether we will leave them white or paint them. Once the tiles were out this morning, it was really a lot colder in the studio, so I think we will be glad in the long run that we have a nine foot ceiling instead of a 14 foot one.
I know you think this is lovely and we should leave it, right? Not! This room will be getting a major facelift. Pretty wallpaper will line these walls, as well as new bath fixtures and hardware. We must keep things ADA compliant, so we can't do everything we wanted to do, but we have compromised to meet code and will achieve a look we will enjoy daily in the studio.
There is so much left to do, but we have a game plan, which is most important. Everyday we check something else off the list. Today, Traci and I are meeting to make final selections on chairs for our vintage conference table(the table is Henredon and it's fabulous!). Hopefully, we will have more to share next week.
On another note....
We have retained several artists who are partnering with us to line our walls with original art. One of the artist, dropped off the beautiful piece of art below, along with four other gorgeous pieces on Friday. Look for a blog post about this amazing lady here on the blog on Monday! How lucky are we to have such talent in our studio!
Come back on Monday to find out about our first artist featured for the studio! Until then, have a fabulous Saturday doing things you enjoy, with people you love!