As many of you know, the Southern Weddings gals have always believed that small is the new big. And we take “small” pretty seriously – not just in our staff size, but in our office space! We work out of the second floor of Lara’s home (yes!), which means one big room currently houses desks for five full-time employees plus two interns, all of our shop products (well, except for the magazines – those go in the garage, because you better believe we are not hauling all of those boxes upstairs!), our shipping station, shoot props, and much more! We shared a tour a year and a half ago, and things still look pretty much the same:
Big hugs to Blue Ribbon Vendor Faith Teasley for these photos! You can also see a more pulled-back look in the SW Planner video!
As much as we love our space (the blue makes it feels like we’re up in the clouds!), the truth is we’ve been bursting at the seams for a little while now. Morgan came on board with us full time this spring; we’ve been steadily adding products to both the Southern Weddings Shop and the Lara Casey Shop; Lara has been needing some more quiet, private space with the launch of her book (and working on her second book!); and now, with the 2015 arrival of two babies on the first floor of our office/Lara’s house, we’re losing some of our overflow storage space.
However, we love our situation and weren’t ready to move out. So we’re moving over! That’s right, starting this week, we’re knocking down walls and expanding our office into the attic, almost doubling our work space. (To be clear, WE are not actually knocking down any walls – that will be left to the professionals!) We’re all so excited! We’ll be sharing an updated tour once our new space is pretty as a speckled pup, but in the meantime, we invite you to follow along on Instagram, where we’ll be posting frequent updates! We’re using the hashtag #theofficereno. (I voted for #henriettasnewdigs, but was outvoted – can you believe it??)
They’re not as pretty, but here are a few “before” shots of the new space. This will be the new “editorial wing,” accessed through the current office:
And this will be our new “guest greeting area,” storage, and Lara’s office toward the back wall. We snapped this one today after the gents started working!
You know we like to keep it real, so to finish, here’s a shot of our temporary shipping station:
Yep, everything’s getting sent with some extra love this month! :) Thank you, as always, for your tremendous support, and stay tuned for more updates!!
So excited for y’all! I can’t wait to see how it turns out, I’m sure it will be STUNNING!
#henriettasnewdigs all the way, Emily!
Exciting stuff! Any way you can share the paint colors of both the office and the temporary shipping station. Getting ready to do some painting of my own!
Mary Beth – sadly, Lara can’t remember, but she knows they were both Benjamin Moore colors. Sorry we can’t be of more help!!
So excited for you all!! I hope everything goes swiftly and beautifully :)