New Digs for EOS!

Last week I decided to make the leap from a home business to one with an honest to goodness office. In February, after some renovations, I will be moving my business into a fabulous studio loft in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. Remember this fun place I blogged about before? Yep, I am shacking up with all those talented, funny, awesome people-plus some others who are moving in too!  The creative brain power will probably create it’s own energy source there will be so much of it. And of course, I’m really excited to decorate it!  Right now it looks like a big, screaming mess- but there will be some refurbished and repainted walls and ceiling, a smooth concrete floor and lighting to have as much jumping off point.  Now if only I could decide on what I wanted to do to it!DSC_0001


I am having them leave the walls that have this fabulous textured pattern on them- how cool!


Baxter and Oliver will have to get used to coming to work with Mommy- but I bet they’ll be happy to considering our OTHER furry adorable studio playmate- Oscar!


For lighting I am thinking of hanging 6 of one of these IKEA fixtures:


Of course, I’ll need tons of storage- naturally I will use lots of IKEA bookshelves which are pretty sleek and affordable:


I think I want my desk to be skirted like Michelle Adams’ from Lonny and Rubie Green, but I may just use a few of these elegant but industrial ones as well. Also from IKEA. Of course.


I am certainly going to use these pair of gorgeous cane detailed wingback chairs in there (once I repaint white and re-upholster is something divine!)


I have a feeling I might get to imbibe in my black paint fix in this space- just one wall- maybe in chalkboard paint which is what Jenna Lyons used in her bedroom. That way I could actually use it to remind myself to stay on take because now I have RENT TO PAY. Kind of like this delightful office from Domino:


A couple other office spaces I fancy:

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The wall in this office is made entirely out of old magazines- I seriously think I have hoarded enough to replicate this…


celeriekemblesoffice via m-a-belle


office - dominoshift

I really hope I can be THIS organized too:


I’m off to North Carolina this morning and will be blogging from the road I hope!

41 Responses to “New Digs for EOS!”

  1. I work in the same neighborhood, maybe I can stop by and say hi! I can’t wait to see how you transform the space!

  2. Kara says:

    It looks like a space you will be able to do great things with. Pretty much a blank canvas.

  3. Sarah says:

    Erin- I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see this project come together! Oh- and the picture of the cane wingback chairs doesn’t come up.

  4. How much fun would it be to decorate this space. You must be so excited. I love the texture on the walls. Best of luck and have a great time putting your new work space together.

  5. So Haute says:

    Congratulations!! What a big step! Can’t wait to see what you do with the place!

  6. Sarah says:

    Congratulations, Erin! Fort Point is awesome, good for you. Love all your ideas…I always find doing something for me/to represent me is alot harder than doing it for someone else…good luck! Can’t wait to see how your new office/studio turns out:)

  7. Wow what a big step! Looks like the place has tons of potential. Those textured walls are great.
    I look forward to seeing more ideas and how it turns out.

  8. Congratulations! A big step for someone who can more than handle it. I see alot of continued success in your future!

  9. Joanna says:

    Congratulations! So exciting! I love the desk you posted but can’t seem to find it at Would you mind send or posting the link? Thanks :) (

  10. Yay! I cannot wait to see the space revamped! Although I’m not going to lie – it looks pretty amazing right now. Love that IKEA desk you picked out – there are so many similar desks in the inspirational office photos you’ve posted. Best of luck, and Merry Christmas!


    p.s. I vote for the round lighting pendant.

  11. Congrats Erin! I work in the Fort Point area now and it’s come a long way. I’m sure you’ll have a great time there!

  12. jHill Design says:

    Yeah!!! I can’t wait to rope you in to Sportello cupcakes at lunch ;) I have a black chalkboard wall in my old home office now a dinning room. I love it, you should totally do that in there!

  13. Jessica says:

    Yay!!! I don’t know who’s more excited – me (for having you around every day) or oscar (for having baxter and oliver around every day)!!!! CAN’T WAIT!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Wow congrats to you! Very exciting stuff on the horizon for EofS! Can’t wait to see pics of it fully decorated.

  15. Jaime says:

    Congrats! I work in Fort Point – great area of Boston! :)

  16. Congratulations! I love your inspiration images. I am sure that whatever you come up with will be nothing short of fabulous!

    What kind of dog is Oscar? A Wheaten? He is precious!

  17. Nan says:

    wow, amazing, its all happening…can’t wait to come out and visit! let me know if you need a lamp:

  18. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! Great neighborhood, great space – can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  19. Colette says:

    What an exciting adventure for the new year! Can’t wait to see what you do with the space- it’s sure to be incredible.

  20. Celeste says:

    How lucky you are to be beginning this adventure! I can really see the potential in the space. I’m new to your blog but love the inspiration!

  21. Justine says:

    Congratulations on taking this big leap! I love those buildings and I’m sure you’ll add some “finish” to the whole look over there. I’ll be sure to pop in and see you once you’re in!

  22. Beth says:

    Congratulations! Will the office house both your design business and your fashion side-business?

  23. congrats on the new digs!! i am jealous :) can’t wait to see how cute it will be!

  24. yvonne b says:

    So exciting (and so many fun choices to make)! Congratulations and best wishes!

  25. Congrats on the new office space. It looks fabulous. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Happy Holidays!

    Ragland Hill Social

  26. Helena says:

    Congratulations, you will do an amazing job, can’t wait to enjoy it and be oh so jealous!!

  27. Congrats on the big move! The space looks fantastic and I love all the inspiration images…. I’ve always wanted a Louis Ghost chair for my desk…. maybe one day!

  28. Kristy says:

    Congratulations! I love your blog and was inspired to start my own recently. Thanks for all the great posts. Have fun decorating your new space!

  29. WOW! Lucky you to get to start with a blank canvas in such an amazing space. I’m SO excited to see what you are going to do with the space. I’ll be wiggling my fingers Mr. Burns-style in anticipation.

  30. Kathryn says:

    Congratulations Erin! I am so excited to see what you do with the space – make sure to keep us in the loop!

  31. Jessica says:

    Congratualtions! What a great way to start the new year!
    I really I like the first IKEA pendant out of the two.

  32. Averill says:

    Congrats! This is a big move and I’m sure it’ll work out wonderfully (and I can’t wait to see how you decorate it!).

  33. Ahhh!! Gorgeous photos! Congrats on your new move. How exciting!

    I am sitting in envy looking at those photos of the offices. Wish I could transform mine right now!

    Happy Holidays!


  34. UnoCosa says:

    I am not familiar with boston – but the raw space looked totally awesome! can not wait to what you would come up to renovate it ino a fantastic office!!! and oh, yeah! organization, my forever dream of perfection!!!


  35. How exciting for you! I just know it will look beautiful in the end. And Oscar is quite the charmer!
    XXX Kate

  36. Amazing space, and congrats to you on the move! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  37. what a great space you lucky girl! i have a friend sharing a studio with some photogs. beautiful light and windows. have fun decorating – i’m sure it will be fabulous!!

  38. Susan says:

    How exciting!!! If you get a chance try to watch the movie (if you have not already seen it) ‘I Love You, Man’ with Paul Rudd . The fiancee in the movie (Rashida Jones) plays an interior designer . Her ‘office/shop’ they designed on the movie set features all of the fun things you blog about! It’s worth fast-forwarding (if you don’t want to watch it) to get some inspiration….it’s really cool!
    Good luck with your new adventure :)

  39. Emily says:

    Love all this office inspiration! I currently work out of my home- but you are making me think twice about it! Would love to have an office space I can call my own. Definitely post the end results!

  40. carak says:

    can’t wait to see what you do with those velvet cane wingback chairs. please post your progress! i have 2 that are the exact same but in orange. i can’t quite figure out what to do with them, but look forward to using yours as inspiration!