Inspiration of the Week: Spruce’s New Space and Break Room Ideas!

IMG_3662.JPG Our first musical number from the balcony in our…. NEW SPACE!!

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Surprise! Spruce is moving, but don’t worry, we’re going right next door. A few months ago when Rick’s Auto Repair moved out, we were drooling over the possibilities of 6611. For a while, we’ve been feeling the growing pains at our current space, especially in the workshop area. The new space has 2 offices (which means Amanda won’t have to take phone calls in the bathroom anymore!) and a MUCH bigger production space, as well as parking and an entrance in the back that fronts Brentwood. We’re still a few months away from officially moving, but in the meantime, we’ll be keeping you updated with our ideas and progress.

One of the many exciting things about moving into our new space is that we get to design it! We have all been talking for months about the possibilities. One of the spaces that we have started to brainstorm is our new break room! If you have come into Spruce before, you know that there really is no place to sit and relax or even grab a quick bite for the Sprucettes. Also, Amanda and I have been hoping to some day have a space where we can have private meetings with our clients off the floor for design consultations. Well, Christmas came early and we got all those things! Now the task is to take this blank canvas and design a cohesive space that represents who we are at Spruce. Check out the break room as it is now.

Here are a few things that we will need to use in our design:
1. Furniture – This table we got for free (booyah!) and the chairs were a steal. All they need is a little elbow grease and TLC.
2. Rug – This was bought originally for Amanda’s office, and will now be moved into the break room. A great jumping off point for our design choices!
3. Wall Color – The first thing we did when moving into our new space was paint! We really love this gray tone and think it can work for many different designs.
4. Function – Much like the rest of the world, we are on a budget. So we  have to be creative with the choices we make to optimize the things that are costly and create the rest with as little as possible.

Beyond these things, the sky is the limit! After spending some time exploring our favorite fabrics, we have taken a stab at how we envision this space to look.

Here are a few of the things that were important in designing this room:
1. Color – Spruce would not be Spruce without vibrant COLORS! Each of the fabrics we chose incorporates multiple colors into the space, which we love, love, love.
2. Layering – Layering different textures and finishes is the key to a well-designed room. We put together a variety textures in our fabrics as well as the finishes of our wooden pieces.
3. Surprise – You have to push it! Just far enough to where your choices still make sense but are certainly not ordinary. By mixing a striking floral with ethnic elements (curtain fabric, rug, tan woven fabric) we can create something that is a bit more unexpected.

As I am sure you have found in your own home, things change! Your mood, aesthetic, or purpose for your space may take a different direction by the time you get to completing it. So for us, this is round one. I don’t foresee it changing much, but once it is all complete we will be sure to keep you posted. 🙂

And for those who are like me and say, “What is that FABRIC!?!” I have listed below all the patterns that were included in our design.

Clockwise from the top left – Brandon Mably “Fish Lips”, Schumacher “Zanzibar”, Robert Allen “Bennet”, Duralee 15090/23

What do you think!?! I am beyond excited and can’t wait to see this room all shiny and new.

Stay tuned for more posts about our new space!