Soon after little Elliott arrived I realized that the concept of work life balance went totally out the window. Although having a home based business with small children is great, it presents it's own set of challenges. Work is never far away and neither are the kids so when I was working at home I began to feel like a crazy person and that both my kids and my work weren't getting what they needed.
For the last 6 months I've been looking at office space. I went back and forth about a lot of different set ups. I knew I needed space for all my samples, catalogs, and client items and I knew I wanted a space that I could host little sales when I have inventory to get rid of, or just want to throw an event. After looking and looking I got a call from my friend Liz Wixom over at Elizabeth Kimberly Designs saying they had an opening in their building. After about 5 seconds of thinking about it, I knew this would be the perfect fit.
So over the next two weeks I'll be moving in to my new office over at EK Studios. There are 4 other designers who will be working in the space with me and we share the most amazing design library reminiscent of Bunny William's amazing library featured in Lonny (pictured above). The best part is I will have a full time assistant to handle all my orders, billing, and even inquiries from the blog. Hopefully this attempt to organize the chaos of my life will be just the right answer.
SO, if I owe you an e-mail Hang in there.
I'm need deep in file boxes and fabric samples right now
I'll get back to you when I have a chance to catch my breath, hopefully this week.
And, in case you are wondering how I'm going to decorate my new office space you can check out my pinboards with office inspiration and my pinboard specifically for EK Studios. I'm thinking I might relocate my happy chair to the new space to give it a little pop of color.