It’s official. Calnin Design Studio is opening a brick and mortar in my lovely city of Madison, WI. This week, I am sharing my vision and including a story board of how I will design the new studio space. I am leaning into a modern art deco vibe with an English style kitchen display. I know, those styles seem worlds apart, but I am so excited to see the final result. Here’s a preview of what is to come!
I started pinning photos in my Studio Space Pinterest board of anything that inspired me and drew me in. I didn’t think about a theme or filter anything out just yet, but instead, I allowed my creative side to start gathering information.
Once I felt like I had enough photos to create a mood and aesthetic, I made a ‘story board’ based off of themes, through lines, and colors that complimented each other.
With 750 sq ft total, the studio will be designed to hold a materials library, client meetings, events, and a retail section. I want to make sure it feels like a home and not a cold commercial building…. I would never design that for anyone, but it helps to know what you want to stay away from!
After I selected the inspirational photos, I chose my color scheme based on the story board. Having a color scheme will keep the design cohesive in all the different areas of the studio, which include:
mock-up kitchen to showcase cabinetry
The colors are warm, creamy, vibrant, and achieve a ‘West-Coast meets Wisconsin’ vibe. I also included some font design to set the tone and complete the look.
This image caught my eye as inspiration for a kitchen layout in the studio, along with a retail section. This area of the studio will serve as a dual purpose – a cabinet showroom to demonstrate a cabinet line I will be selling, as well as a beautiful area to display kitchen home goods from Anaway Home.
I know this project will evolve and some of these things may change – it’s important to understand and know the outcome you want to achieve, but it’s equally important to stay open to other possibilities and evolve alongside the project.
That’s it for now – I have SO much more coming your way and I can’t wait to continue to share all the goodies, ups and downs, and beautiful design moments.
If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, but not sure where to begin, let’s start with a discovery call to see if we’re a good fit for your project. Click the link below to fill out a short form – I will then be in touch to schedule a call with you!
Calnin Design Studio is a full-service interior design firm serving Wisconsin and beyond. Katie and her team specialize in designing laid back luxury homes for clients seeking an intentional and slow living lifestyle.
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