studio progress


Things are moving right along with the studio! It's been a pretty surreal week watching this all come together! I'm still waiting on the custom couch & chairs, barstools and task chairs to arrive, but otherwise all of the furniture is at the studio! I chose pieces from West Elm, CB2 and IKEA to complement the dark brown bar area and the emilie inc. brand.

Here is how things are looking now:

The exterior sign is up! It came out gorgeous! Huge thanks to Rob of Curvwork for his skill.

We just finished painting this door brown on one side, white on the other. Rob will be putting my logo on this door into the studio as well.

The main meeting area. I know it looks a little sparse now! Imagine a cool couch & chairs around the rug.

Even tho everything is not perfect just yet, I had my first client meeting there this morning. Swing by next month to see updated Queensberry and Cypress samples!

The bar looking into the work area.

The work area.

Looking back toward the meeting room from the work area.

This can be used as a shooting or projection room. The stairs lead to what will eventually be a roof deck!

The full bathroom. I'm not planning on using the shower, but was excited when I found a brown circle shower curtain and even a brown trashcan with a pink inside!

And a pink water bowl is ready for Dakota (she'll be coming to the studio with me, assuming she's a good girl while she's there!).

So, as you can see, we've gotten a lot done! The next step is canvases and frames on the walls!

Many thanks to my mom, stepfather and J for helping assembling things last weekend. And to J for running over at a moment's notice this week with a drill to hang blinds, screws to hang paper towel holders, and other random favors. I couldn't have done this without you!


  1. Anonymous3:53 PM

    So excited to see this all come together. You have done, as always, a remarkable job pulling this all together. Your mind must be running full tilt all of the time. I LOVE the furnishings & the colors...esp the pink bathroom with pink bowl for Dakota. I hope you have a wonderful time on vacation! Enjoy the time away to rest & recharge! Oh boy!
    Love, P.

  2. LOOK at you!! you rockstar you. This looks absolutely beautiful!!

  3. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Emilie, The studio looks fantastic! I love watching how you've taken your brand and run with it! The light in the space is truly lovely. Love it!

  4. Emilie - WOW it looks great! I love the simplicity of it all (even without the final decor) because it will put the emphasis on your imagery on display. I will have to swing by next time I'm in Portland. :) Meg

  5. Looks great Em!!! Congratulations!


  6. Anonymous9:10 AM

    EM-- This looks amazing! So happy for you!Beth :)

  7. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Looks great!

  8. STYLIN'! looks GREAT! nice work on the overall decor. looks so cohesive and tasteful. i love it.

  9. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Okay, when can I move in? I promise to keep the TV on low when you have clients in.

  10. OH!!! I love your new studio!!! I can't wait to see many great images taken because of this!
    Looking at my own studio myself, so I can't wait to be in this "boat!"
    -Melissa E Earle

  11. Anonymous11:44 PM

    WOW! This is sooo awesome! Congratulations!

  12. Congrats Emilie! I am so excited and happy for you on the studio! You totally deserve this and all good things to come in the future!

    You've been tagged! Check out my blog for more details! Hugs, Vicky

  13. Anonymous3:14 PM

    holey moley -- that space in gorgeous...i love the ceiling fan...

  14. this is ridiculously awesome. WOW! I am jealous for sure. I love it! I can't wait to see it all set up. You go girl!

  15. Anonymous7:54 PM

    wow! your studio is beautiful! i love the clean lines and the soft colors. congrats!! what an amazing experience!!

  16. It is looking fabulous!! Congrats on all the hard work sweets!

  17. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Great space! Here's wishing that lots of love and success find you there! Oh, and be sure to let us know when the Open House party is...we love a good party! :)

    Chris & Andy


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