The Great Home Studio Makeover - Part 1

The Start of Something New

When we purchased our first home this time last year, I had big dreams for my business to be able to thrive from that space. We searched and prayed for a place that would allow our family to grow, that was convenient in location, had a yard for our dog, and if it was meant to be, a space that I could turn into a home studio.

When we walked in the door of this 1960's town home, something about it seemed to call our names-- it wasn't perfect, or even what we really had in mind-- but it had the feeling. You just can't say no to the feeling. The previous owners used this space as a playroom -- but my eyes got starry and my heart screamed "STUDIO!!!!" 

Since moving in, we've added a few touches to make the space homey and I've used it strictly as my office / the room where random things get dumped. But this year, now that Kira is born and we're settled into our living space on the upper two floors, I've set the gears in motion to make the dream of creating my home studio a reality. 

Built-ins Before

After - Stage 1

The Why: 

I want people who come into contact with me and my business to feel like they are a part of something special. I want them to have a story behind their photos-- to treasure their images in their home but also to feel a love a warmth that goes with them. I want to provide an experience that is efficient for busy families and provides not only consistently beautiful photos, but confidence, attention to detail, enduring quality, and sensible value. 

It's a tall order. But I'm not the one ordering. I feel called to make this happen for my business and for my family. I believe it will take my business to the next level, allowing me to spend less time traveling and planning for appointments and meetings on each end of the shoot, and more time actually being present with both my family and clients. 

the current view

The Plan

The design and decor of the space will reflect the look and feel of Firefly and its branding. I'm going for chic and professional, with rustic and homey touches. It will be child friendly -- obviously -- because

A. when not in use as a studio, it will be my office/place where we will hang as a family and Kira can play safely and

B. clients can bring their kiddos along knowing they will be safe and entertained. 

It still needs a lot of love, some fresh paint, a bathroom overhaul, additional lighting and furniture, featured artwork samples, and lots of Firefly touches to set the stage, but you can bet I'll be sharing all the pieces of the puzzle as it slowly comes to life!

Entryway - before

Hallway & Bathroom -- aka current deadzones. 

Nice 1990's keyboard, right? Like I said, where random things go to live. Kira likes to bang out a new song here and there so we leave it set up ;-) 

I'll be sure to feature a full tour once the space is finished so stay in touch!