Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Behind the Scenes: New Studio & Workshop

Want to see a tiny corner of the new studio and workshop? Keep reading! We're so close to finishing The Old Barn now, just some flooring to sort out for downstairs, and a few snagging bits and bobs to go. It's sooo exciting. If you follow West Egg on Instagram (and if you don't, I recommend you do! Handle: @westegguk) you'll know that I have already started using the barn for some photos of new products recently and oh my goodness, it is so much fun. I could literally spend all day styling and tweaking the same piece 20 different ways. It's such a revelation to have the space and the light, oh my god, the light! It's a total game-changer and a big milestone for the business. 

I haven't taken any proper wide-angle photographs of the whole building yet because it's not quite ready, and I need it to be a bit more ready and a bit more perfect before I let you guys in, okay? But it's so close now I don't think there is any harm in sharing one corner. The walls have all been covered with timber wood cladding, which my amazing dad actually did himself. Our lovely neighbour came and helped with some of it thankfully as it was such a big job. Upstairs, the walls are painted white - pretty simple, with a grey floor (Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball). I've left the floorboards quite rough, I didn't want them to be perfect because as they get marked and dented it won't matter so much. At one point I was thinking of painting the floorboards white... can you imagine? If you really want to see the "before" photos - hop over to the nest egg blog which I intermittently update with photos of the renovation project. 


What do you think? This photograph features the Apothecary Style Bookcase, Damask napkins, Green L'Ideale Jar and a Vintage Glass Bottle. The damask napkins are one of my favourite new additions to the store actually, they are such a wonderful design and the best bit is they are designed and made in England. 

4 comments:

  1. The before pics are amazing! Love the hew look, it is fresh and cosy with that beautiful bookcase. I am sooo looking forward to see more, Louisa. You are such a creative person!

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    1. Thanks Gudy for your lovely comments, I'm heading off to the project now - the carpet guys are coming to measure up downstairs. I never thought I'd be so excited about carpet. xx

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  2. Looks amazing Louisa. Love the way you are moving forward with everything - really great and inspiring. Hope to see you soon. Maybe lunch some time with Tina too? xx

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    1. Thank you - we are officially moved in, it's exciting! x

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