Fuchsia Design Studio ...{Before, During, & After}

Did you know WE MOVED!? That's right - we're no longer working out of my home office and have moved to an incredible new office suite on 28th Street in Cascade, MI. I started the process of looking for an office back in February, and moved into my new office on May 1st. It's kind of a fun coincidence being that it was our 2 year anniversary, and it's been quite the process! Naturally, I picked a space that I could make my own and leave my mark on. It wouldn't be quite the same to move into a 'move-in-ready' space! 

When I first stumbled upon the new Fuchsia Design office, it was in rough shape. The building was well maintained, but incredibly outdated. Oak trim. Drop ceiling. Commercial carpet. Cream stained walls. Those things don't necessarily scream FUCHSIA DESIGN, so we did a major overhaul. First, the drop ceiling had to come down, the entire place had to be sprayed white (ceiling, walls, trim, and doors), and all new lighting was selected and installed. It's made a huge difference! Check out the fun progression of photos below for before, during, and after photos. We LOVE our new space, and it has been wonderful for client meetings, networking gatherings, and every day work. The location is wonderful and the layout is great too! There are five rooms - a sitting room, conference room, intern office (future design assistance office!), my office, and resource library. 

ENJOY! 

 Progress shot of the sitting room 

Progress shot of the sitting room 

 Installing the drapery wall to balance out the wall behind the sofa 

Installing the drapery wall to balance out the wall behind the sofa 

 After photo of the sitting room 

After photo of the sitting room 

 I stumbled upon these cotton candy pink wing chairs in Holland, and HAD to have them! 

I stumbled upon these cotton candy pink wing chairs in Holland, and HAD to have them! 

 Move in day! Exciting but exhausting! 

Move in day! Exciting but exhausting! 

 So thankful I had help with moving day!

So thankful I had help with moving day!

 Conference room - Before photo!

Conference room - Before photo!

 Conference room - Before photo!

Conference room - Before photo!

 This is about the point where I started asking, "what the heck have I gotten myself into?"

This is about the point where I started asking, "what the heck have I gotten myself into?"

 Whew! It's looking better!

Whew! It's looking better!

  I love how the neon pink hair pin legs turned out! 

 I love how the neon pink hair pin legs turned out! 

 This has been such a wonderful meeting space 

This has been such a wonderful meeting space 

 Coffee anyone? 

Coffee anyone? 

 My office - Before Photo

My office - Before Photo

 Drop ceiling - be gone with you!

Drop ceiling - be gone with you!

 Look at that helper! 

Look at that helper! 

 My favorite room - appropriately, so! 

My favorite room - appropriately, so! 

 Intern Office - Before Photos

Intern Office - Before Photos

 Those oak doors are ..... ew. 

Those oak doors are ..... ew. 

 33 Pink Doors because... why not!? 

33 Pink Doors because... why not!? 

 Behind the door surprise 

Behind the door surprise 

 Before we added doors to either end of the resource library 

Before we added doors to either end of the resource library 

 Before we added a door to this end of the hallway. Door into conference room on the right. 

Before we added a door to this end of the hallway. Door into conference room on the right. 

 Move in day!

Move in day!

 So much room for resources! Resource library- after! 

So much room for resources! Resource library- after! 

So, there you have it! The new Fuchsia Design office in Grand Rapids. What do you think? What's your favorite part? I'm tied between my built in cabinetry wall in my office and the wall of pink doors. Happy Monday!