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September 16, 2016
Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furniture

Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furniture Blogging can surprisingly be pretty solitary work. Long hours spent at your laptop doing emails, getting posts up, editing pictures, etc. Unless your blog’s a group effort or you have employees (though on that front, I will be hiring an intern on for the first time soon, so if you or someone you know might be a good fit, message me!), you’re going to be alone for long stretches of time until you have meetings and the like. That’s why last year, I jumped when I had the opportunity to share a space with my girl and fellow blogger Alicia, along with a few local photographers. Our beautiful old Gastown studio is one of my favourite places to walk into – always a breath of fresh air!

Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furniture Having said that, after about a year of sharing the space and keeping it quite bare-bones, we decided that we should try to merge our different tastes so that we can make the place feel a bit more styled while somehow remaining true to each of our individual styles.

Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furniture Inspired by natural elements, Moroccan, slightly boho touches and always, always, always an airy and fresh vibe when you step in, we started doing research and immediately fell for Article‘s stunning collection of mid-century, modern and Scandi furniture. As we delved more into Article’s background, we fell in love even more – the company is committed to minimizing unnecessary costs and steps so they have no showrooms, no salespeople and no added costs for shipping, just a flat fee of $49 across Canada and the US. Love a company that’s committed to transparency, quality and style!

Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furniture This marble table was the first thing we both agreed was an absolute must. Flat lay central much? Not to mention it holds all our current seasonal inspirations (in the summer, wildflowers, in the winter, cozy candles).

Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furniture The armchair was instant love as well. If you’ve seen our studio space pop up on Instagram in the past, then you’ll see the Scandi, mid-century inspired couch that we have: so cozy but very basic. I love that this armchair adds another very minimalist element but it’s pure style – and more important than anything, it’s so comfy I can already envision all the naps I’ll be having here in the winter, when I really like to log in time in the studio.

Airy studio space decor tips with marble coffee table, grey minimalist armchair, jute rug and Moroccan pouf by Article furnitureCan not recommend Article enough! Our pieces already feel like they’re so at home in the studio, they’ve been there forever. We just added some of our current pieces (our Moroccan pouf, Rugs USA jute rug and our office supply boxes [which handily stack as a mini coffee table]) and it already feels like a brand new space. Now that we have momentum going, we’re working on some new styling features for the studio, and I’m already dreaming of major decor rehauls for my apartment too, a place I’ve really woefully neglected! Stay tuned friends!

Oh and last but not least, I announced this over on my Instagram but I’m off to Italy in a few weeks!!! It’s been a lifelong dream and I can’t believe I’m finally going. So far, we have Rome-Siena (or a nearby town)-Cinque Terre-Verona-Florence-Venice planned. If you have any tips, please please please let us know!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Katy September 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Italy tips:
    -Skip Pompeii (by far the most crowded, touristy thing we did other than the Colosseum, and not worth it)
    -Walk EVERYWHERE (esp in Florence, there’s so much to see, it was my favorite)
    -I would highly recommend staying in Florence longest (we stayed almost 5 full days) and getting the Firenze pass (pricey, but you can go to a bazillion museums, gardens, exhibits and if you don’t like one you can move on and not feel like you wasted money on it, plus there were a few places we went 3 times! esp gardens)
    -Florence also has the best clothes
    -Florence was my favorite (can you tell?)
    -There are always a bunch of courses on the menus, but Italians eat very slowly (several hours) if they get all the courses, or you just order a drink and a prima (what we did most of the time, also keeps costs down)
    -Florence and Rome have “gastronomies,” delicious delis with simple, amazing dishes made fresh each day; get food and picnic by the river
    -Rick Steves does great self-guided audio tours of popular museums/historic sites if you’re into that kind of thing
    -Walk along the rivers
    -Drink the house wines, they’re great
    -Buy some Venetian glass
    -Stay in airbnbs or VRBOs if you can, it’s great to meet Italians
    -Do all the between-town hikes in Cinque Terre that you can; they will blow your socks off

    • Reply Alex Grant September 16, 2016 at 11:42 am

      This helps more than you could ever know! I was actually just working on our itinerary and wondering if we had too much time dedicated for Florence – so good to hear we don’t! Question: right now we only have two nights in Venice. Did you go there and if so, do you think that’s enough time? Thanks babe again this seriously helps so much! xo

  • Reply Meghanne Reburn September 20, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I LOVE Article as well. I just replaced my Crate and Barrel couch with an Article couch and love it. I also have the same marble table and love the softness it brings to our space. It’s nice to see how you’ve styled your studio space with it 🙂 Keep us posted if you overhaul your appt. Always looking for a bit of inspired creativity

    • Reply Alex Grant September 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Absolutely!! Our apartment has been so neglected (so much coming & going!) so I’m really going to focus on making it a more stylish, happy place – can’t wait to share the journey! And yay so glad you’re loving your Article pieces! Great minds think alike re: the table, such a beautiful piece 🙂

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