NEW KLUM HOUSE WORKSHOP SPACE
It's been a busy and exciting week here at Klum House Workshop! We had just one week to turn our new space around and make it our own. Fortunately, we had a dream team of friends, artists, and designers who stepped up to make it happen.
The first task was figure out the best layout for the space. Because it needed to include a teaching workshop, a shared industrial sewing studio, a retail space, a comfy meeting area, and studio space for artist Ellen Julia Brown, this was quite a challenge. For this phase, we worked with designer Yvonne Perez Emerson to help make our vision a reality. With Yvonne's design expertise and eye for detail, we designed a space that is as beautiful as it is functional. Here's a peek at the layout:
Then, with a plan in place and the keys to our new place in hand, it was time to execute. Over the course of four days, we moved in all of our furniture, shelving, tools, and supplies. We put together a large, modular teaching table with wooden trestle legs and butcher block surfaces, as well as a full wall of shelving to display tools, hardware, artwork, and bits of inspiration.
In-house artist Dustin Klein installed a gorgeous original mural on the wall and hand-painted his signature flourishes on the windows at the entrance.
And Lauryl Grimes, hand letterer extraordinaire, came by to fill our new chalkboard wall with some gorgeous, inspirational messages.
Along the way, we welcomed a whole bunch of new plants, installed lighting, set up the industrial sewing machines and a custom cutting table, added a retail display, and of course made a cozy spot for little Winston.
It has certainly been a whirlwind week, but we couldn't be happier with the way things turned out. More than anything, it was important to us to create a space that feels welcoming, inspiring, and dynamic, with plenty of space for making and all of the necessary tools at your fingertips. We can't wait to share it with you.