Project Avenue Pt. 2 – Megan’s Studio

Megan used to dread working from her loft space, but she was in need of a functioning studio space for her growing Jewellery business. The space used to have teal coloured high pile carpet and was broken into several different smaller rooms that just did not function for what she needed. She told us that her stuff was scattered all across the house because they had nowhere to store packing materials, she had nowhere to shoot content, store her Jewellery, or pack her orders for her customers.

We completely opened up and transformed this truncated loft space into a functioning, bright, beautiful and inspiring studio for Megan to spend her days in. We created an open space with a large archway, two storage closets, wall to wall built-ins, a guest area with a daybed that pulls into a full kingsize bed and a complete sitting area with full size sofa, accent chair and coffee table. The doorway to the studio was only 24.5 inches wide so as you can imagine we are pretty happy with how much furniture we were able to get upstairs – the tricky challenges of design that we love! Fun fact – we really wanted the accent chair up here, but it would not fit through the doorway. We did what had to be done and pulled the chair up 30ft high through the window opening on the day the large window was being installed!

When you walk up the stairs to the loft you enter into the workhorse of the studio. A rustic counter height floating island provides Megan ample space to pack orders and shoot content while the wall to wall closed storage unit can be used hide away packing materials while the butcher block countertop functions as additional workspace for her!

We wanted everything in Megan’s studio to be reminiscent of jewellery as well as reflect the vintage element of her business – the light fixtures above the island look like jewels and create the most beautiful effect when lit. We opted for unlacquered brass hardware because it will beautifully patina over time. Earthy tones and organic elements like the wood make the space feel warm.

When it’s time to sit down and do some computer work, we created the most serene nook tucked away against a beautiful window overlooking gardens and trees. The floating butcher block desktop coordinates with the built-in unit in the front of the studio. I mean, who wouldn’t want to work here?

Finally we added an area for meeting, sitting down to read and relax an additional area for Megan to shoot content for her brand. The Jewel toned velvet chair adds an element of fun and the floating shelves flanking the huge picture window can be used to rotate vintage finds or to display pieces from her collection.

We wish we could have everyone walk through this space because the natural light, the beautiful textures, wood tones and vintage pieces are even better in person!