It’s been almost a year since we last blogged, mostly because it’s been the busiest one yet, but we’re breaking the silence to share a fun day very close to our hearts.
For those that have been following the Upstyle journey for it’s entirety, you know that we started at our dining table. Yes, while our roommate was cooking dinner in the next room and my cat was locked upstairs, we were meeting with potential brides for their hair + makeup consultations.
Fast forward a bit, we realized we needed a change so Jess + I took a leap on a little 400 sq ft. studio in an old factory. While this was a cool, cozy space with tons of history and a great community, we outgrew it. What started out as a duo quickly turned into a team, and we needed a bigger space that felt more ‘us’.
After a year of aimless driving and endless Craigslist hunting, we finally found it. A dream spot. A storefront. Sure, it had old carpet and brown ceilings, but soon there would be a fresh coat of white, custom furniture, vintage rugs, plants + life. It needed work, but it was perfect.
Now we’re here, in this beautiful place that we created, that inspires us everyday and feels like home — the space where we work, meet clients, host team gatherings + finally got the chance to share with everyone else.
PS: One of the first pieces in the new shop was the very same dining table where it began.
Captured by our amazing / talented / sweet friend Melanie Ruth Photography
Pop ups: Silk City Coffee, Jakkelyn Iris Florals, Found, Together LLC
Custom stations + furniture by Brian Harrington