Sunday, August 24, 2008

A change of heart

We've talked about it before. I've always had issues with the colour purple, and many of you agreed. I don't know why - it was just this irrational dislike. But then something happened. I bought two purple tops - and quite liked them. I did some pattern designs. In purple. They looked good! And then this:



Our brand new feature wall at the studio. Aubergine! It just went so well with the green that we used for the windows. And I really like it!

The studio office is really starting to come together. This weekend Bianca and I tackled Ikea and came back with a carload of shelves and desks and drawers. Two bruised palms and one purple fingernail later (ahh how ironic) I'd put together the whole lot in an allen key frenzy.


Myself, Bianca and Tegan in our studio office. Plenty more to be done but it's definitely on it's way :)

19 comments:

monda-loves said...

It's really starting to take shape isn't it. I'm also not a big fan of purple but this wall looks great. I am soooo envious, and of course I can't wait for you to open your new business :o)

Lexy. said...

Hee. I just bought that IKEA bin on the weekend too.

I can't believe how quickly you've got all of this together! Love those floors. And the wall. (I'm the same with purple - but I think it's because my sister in law will wear nothing BUT purple. Right down to the eye shadow. Seriously.)

It's gonna be great!!

Shannon said...

The studio looks amazing! I would love, love, love to have a workspace like that. My workspace (er dining room) at home is also all IKEA (table, chairs, bookcase, drawers, even the lamp!). Gotta love them. Good luck with the rest of your preparations!

Bellgirl said...

Nice! does this mean there will be a purple fabic collectin coming soon? ;)

Cicada Studio said...

Looking good! I love when I get a change of heart. It's like you get to appreciate something for the first time.

Sonya said...

I liked the purple feature wall too! I was also impressed how you fitted the all the IKEA stuff in our SAAB - such a clever car with its folding rear seats and big hatchback.
Love, Dad

Anonymous said...

wow lara!!!things are looking great!!!cant wait for the studio to be up and running...!

Emma said...

Wow it's looking so good! I love the purple wall, I think it's a great colour!

handmaiden said...

I have been following yr studio progress and its really coming together now

potty mouth mama said...

I recently turned a corner with purple too.. Now I am in love with it - but it has to be the right hue! This wall looks great. How exciting.

Tali said...

hahaha, you're classic ;)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a great colour for a feature wall - it looks terrific.

Courtney said...

Your studio looks awesome, and the purple contrasts with the warm wood tones in such a nice way. I've never been a huge fan of purple, but this season it is definitely growing on me :)

mizu designs said...

Go girls! That looks like a great workspace.

Alina said...

I think the whole purple thing was global (man), so many of us - okay maybe not global - didn't like it, but there was 'the turning', and then people started posting that they liked it after poo pooing the 'chocolate for the eyes' crew as hippies (not that there's anything wrong with that). I like it too, now. It's not purple, it's mulberry! Or something like that.

cassette45 said...

Crazy enough the EXACT same story for me. I hated purple my whole life - until last year. I tried on a plum colored shirt... and now I love it.

just no lilac. *shudder*

Anonymous said...

what is the paint color? (brand & #)

Lara said...

Ummm, it was a strange little premixed 2.5 lt bottle by Taubmans called "prince" :)

Fibo said...

you were at Ikea on the weekend? I was working both days! I wish I had known you were going to be there, I have a 15% discount you know ;)