A lot of you already noticed this on Instagram, however I needed to doc right here some VERY EXCITING NEWS! We’re transferring to a brand new studio area in downtown Mesa!! I’ve been looking for a brand new workplace for Juniper Studio that may even have a retail part for a extremely, actually very long time now. I’m not exaggerating once I say we very critically checked out and deliberate on about six different areas, which makes my head spin once I take into consideration all that wasted effort and time. All the different areas fell by for bizarre causes and normally on the final minute. This one got here collectively VERY shortly and virtually with out effort, which makes me really feel prefer it was really meant to be. It simply feels GOOD in right here, guys! It’s simply the correct quantity of area, in simply the proper location. I couldn’t be happier about it – I maintain pinching myself!!
The constructing is without doubt one of the oldest on Predominant avenue and was constructed within the late 1800s, which is previous for Arizona contemplating we bought statehood in solely 1912! The constructing has served all types of capabilities over the a long time, together with a speakeasy within the loopy double barrel vault basement (there’s a boarded up secret tunnel that was used for bootlegging throughout prohibition!), a Masonic corridor on the second ground (which is now an architect’s workplace), an old-timey pharmacy, a Woolworth’s Annex and afterward within the 60s and 70s, a flowery shoe retailer. My mother informed me she saved her babysitting cash for an entire summer season to purchase her first pair of black and white oxfords earlier than seventh grade proper on this VERY STORE! Isn’t that the best factor?!
We bought the keys simply final week and already we’re about prepared to start out working right here! I believe we’ll be prepared to maneuver in desks this weekend! Right here’s what the area seemed like just some days in the past. The previous beams on the ceiling had been already painted black and the duct work was painted forest inexperienced. There was additionally a bizarre 4 foot strip of brown paint on partitions that solely managed to make the area really feel darker and kind of squatty!
The earlier tenant was a customized cupboard maker and the present construct out was already fairly near what we’d like for our design workplaces, shoot area and just a little little bit of retail. To make it work, we solely took out a pair partitions, pulled out all of the rubber base coving and painted every thing brilliant white.
We debated whether or not or not we should always have saved the black ceiling to assist save on prices, however as quickly as quickly as the primary coat of white paint was up, the area immediately seemed twice as brilliant! Completely value it!
As quickly because the partitions had been painted too, I knew we made the proper alternative! Nothing like a brilliant white backdrop for a workspace!
We’ve got some enjoyable initiatives arising for the shelving underneath the library ladder, the kitchenette and the lavatory, however for probably the most half the area is prepared for us to maneuver in! I can’t wait to share all the enjoyable issues that we’ll be promoting, displaying, sharing and taking pictures in our new studio! I’m so grateful for this new chapter and so, so grateful for all of you! Thanks for following alongside as my little enterprise modifications and grows! I do know this yr would be the greatest but. xo
Juniper Studio Gets a Store Front!