home sweet workstead


bash, please has a new home!  check out our “workstead” featured in the latest edition of Rue Magazine (page 46).  we’ve been dying to share it with you since we moved in in January – but these things take time people.  we’ve scoured flea markets, vintage stores, craigslist and our own homes to curate a space that exudes our personal style and makes us feel right at home.  come on in…

and home it is.  but not just because of the long hours we spend there.  our space was a labor of love that included so many people we love and respect.  our amazing husbands painted (and repainted) walls, built reclaimed wood shelves, hung art, installed light fixtures, and poured many a glass of wine for us.  our favorite officemate annie mcelwain created a stunning photo wall for the loft space.  Jeni found us the most perfect leather club chairs and linen pouf for our meeting space (this woman makes miracles happen!)  thank you for filling our space with magic and love and specialness.  we love it here.

photos by Laure Joliet.


  • Colleen / Inspired to Share March 24, 2011 at 3:10 am

    This is absolutely stunning. I might be drooling. Well done : )

  • linz marie March 24, 2011 at 4:16 am

    It is now my goal in life to create a work space as beautiful as this one! Thanks for sharing 🙂 so inspiring!

  • Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy March 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I am blown away by your workspace! I love every little detail…and it was definitely my favourite feature in Rue!

  • London Lisa March 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Great feature in Rue. You ladies are doing such a fab job! Love your enthusiasm and drive.

  • jennifer ▲ i art u March 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    i am insanely inspired by your space!! you ladies killed it (like usual!)and laure did a fab job of showcasing your amazing space. what a talented bunch of people! i can’t get enough!! thank you!

    oh and where is that grey couch from!? amazing.

  • katbird March 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    It is so gorgeous! So much lovely eye candy!!

  • Ali March 27, 2011 at 2:23 am

    What a beautiful place to go to work every day! I love the giant frame in the waiting area, so many great ideas!

  • My Beautiful Life March 28, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I loved what you all did with this space. Such a great place to work. I especially loved the plant in the shiny oscar the grouch trashcan. So cute!

    P.S. I featured a couple of pics in my weekend post. I love your blog.

  • Eliza Coleman March 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I love the reclaimed wood shelving system!! (I mean I love the whole thing, but that’s definitely a fave!) How did you make it/what are the supports?

  • Karen March 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    hey ladies, amazing amazing space. I just wanted to know whether you bought the large multi-picture frame, or did you custom make it? It’s just brilliant.

  • Wendy Altschuler April 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, incredible! I want to work there! 🙂

  • hello my dear April 6, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I have yet to open up my copy of Rue but if anything encourages me to make it a priority it’s this! Such a lovely space! xo sarah

  • Spiegs April 6, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I want to go to there.

  • sarah rogers April 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    It’s all so beautiful.
    Wondering who the painting is by in the first image?

  • Amee April 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    i second what sarah just asked. i want that painting! love your space. i built a plumbers pipe shelf system in my home office too. i love it!

  • bash, please April 12, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    hi girls, the painting is by my husband Kevin Appel. thanks for all the sweet words.

  • sarah rogers April 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    That’s wonderful, it looks like he’s been working for some time now on his art-very inspiring. Love the work. Happiness and success to you all.

  • CharisseheartsJustin April 14, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Hello! Just browsing through you’re blog. I love that white acrylic (?) sign above your couch that says “don’t trip chocolate chip”. Where did you get that awesome thing?!

  • [Four Inch Fold] Vintage Rentals April 15, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Hi! LOVE it! It’s so fresh and gorgeous, and I’d be excited to go to work every morning!

  • Style-Edition April 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

    WOW. So lovely. Hire me?

  • Ab April 24, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Wow. Such an amazing space. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • Geri May 4, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Love your space! … it´s amazing … please please please … do let us know where that lovely sofa is from! xxx


  • morgan staton May 5, 2011 at 2:41 am

    need DIY tutorial on those hooray flags please!!!

  • Total Blur. May 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    i am so inspired by your business and blog, such beautiful creative ideas =) so happy to have stumbled upon your blog today =) and your place is amazing, very jealous =)


  • *Dream Weaver* June 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

    love love love

  • Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels June 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    What an amazing work space! Need a partner or something? I’d love to work there 🙂

  • Jessica July 6, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Love your ‘workstead’ girls. You’ve inspired me to make my desk space a lot prettier with this industrial Chic look. Admire all your Event Styling work aswell.

    Hello from Australia, Jessica x

  • WIDLOVESP December 11, 2011 at 3:06 am

    This office is to die for! I would never leave… 🙂
    Great Job Ladies!!!

  • Jenny January 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Oh my love! Seriously this place is amazing. Awesome awesome job. I have a question about your shelving. Did you paint the pipes or did you find them in that black color?

  • Amanda February 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Oh MY! What a GORGEOUS space!! I gotta know.. what colors did you use for the Chevron wall?? They are perfect!!!

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