Last month I moved into a studio/office space in Georgetown and I cannot tell you how much I’m in love with it. I love having an office to go to each day, being surrounded by other amazing women in DC, and having a gorgeous space to work in.
I partnered with some amazing companies to make the space beautiful and functional. I also wanted a place that fostered creativity, collaboration, and a healthy lifestyle — which is why we have standing desks instead of regular desks (more on that coming up in another post). The studio is called Creative Collective. You can see behind the scenes pics on my instagram @megbiram and with the hashtag #ccmstreetdc (CC is for Creative Collective, it’s on M Street in DC).
Above is a gorgeous heavy soapstone box by Eduardo Garza for West Elm (I posted it the last week in Meg’s Edit). It’s one of my favorite collaborations they’ve ever done with a designer. The neutral lamp is the Mountain Snow Ceramic table lamp from Lamps Plus, and they are sitting on this white bar table which I picked out to use as a standing desk because basically there aren’t any cool standing desks that aren’t really ugly.
The first day I was in the studio I was just waiting to receive packages and furniture deliveries. I sat on the floor and worked off my laptop using my Karma hotspot. I think I was smiling the entire day just thinking about how awesome this space was going to be.
To see the rest of our studio progress, continue reading!
The next day our standing desks arrived! They were in these giant boxes and you probably wouldn’t believe that I helped a guy carry them up our very narrow tall staircase — but I did! Then we proceeded to put them all together (I owe him a large bottle of Patron).
Dionna arrived and helped finish putting some of the desks together and then we moved them into place. We were pretty stoked about how perfectly they fit into the space. Even though I measured it out, I was still a little nervous about how everything would fit and come together.
Later in the week our white dining table arrived from Lulu & Georgia, and the rest of our Safavieh Bentley Arm chairs. We literally use this table for everything! It’s situated in the best spot in the studio — right in the window overlooking M Street. We eat lunch at it, use it for photo shoots, work from it with laptops, or just chill and watch the traffic while taking a break.
We needing some abstract shapes in the space, and a rug was just the thing to anchor the space. I chose this Surya cowide rug to go under the center standing desk in the studio. We named her Bessie.
I’ll continue to post detailed updates about the studio progress every once in a while, but you can follow along in real time on my instagram.
I partnered with AllModern, Rugs Direct, West Elm, Lamps Plus, and Lulu & Georgia for the products in this post. All opinions are my own.
Photos by Meg Biram