Monday, October 17, 2011

My new office


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.


23 comments:

  1. Hi Caitlin,

    I have been a long time follower of your blog and it has been so fun to watch your business grow and all the success you have had! I am excited to see your new office space. I am sure it is going to be fabulous!

    Sita
    www.thefamilyroomdesign.blogspot.com

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  2. How exciting for you - congrats on your new space!

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  3. Wow sounds like so much fun!! You deserve all the success coming your way...

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  4. So excited for you! You have such a great eye, and I know your new office space will be nothing short of fabulous! Congratulations :)

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  5. How wonderful! it will be the perfect balance! :) So happy for you and can't wait to see how you decorate it!

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  6. How exciting!! I love LOVE LOVE Liz Wixom. She dated my uncle Steve at the time Dave and I got married and is a TOTAL babe. How fun for you to have creative space away from home. Can't wait to come see it in PERSON! xoxo

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  7. I love what those two ladies do! how exciting for you!!

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  8. Good for you...this sounds like the perfect balance you need, and someone to do your billing...heaven!!

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  9. Really fantastic, congrats Cait! I will have to come and see your space in December.

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  10. How exciting for you. It looks perfect. Congrats.

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  11. very excited for you.,.i really admire your work and your pins..i have two ch ildren too and office in my bedroom so i understandyour excitement over a studio...BEST WISHES! i cant wait to follow it all!

    Holly Mathis
    www.hollymathisinteriors.com

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  12. yay! how exciting!! Cant wait to see your new space.

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  13. That's so exciting. It's so hard to juggle it all, that's a good move that you will have an office outside of the home. I love following your pins, you have the greatest style!

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  14. Long time follower although I seldom comment on your post. Today I would like to say congratulations on your new office space, that's very exciting news!. I too struggle with the beautiful challenges of working from home, and it isnt always easy. Cant wait to see the new space. :)

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  15. Congrats on the new space! Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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  16. awesome news caitlin! i so wish i could come visit your new work space... can't wait to see it! hope you are well. xo

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  17. Congratulations on your upcoming home to office transition! We just love your style.

    Tania
    www.chloeandolive.com

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  18. Congratulations! And good luck to your new office. I wish you something bigger in your career.

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  19. I am like design and paint of your office to make it look attractive. Office decoration will only create additional space in your office, Thanks...

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