Tucked away behind our unassuming, concrete/urban jungle front door, you will find an inviting and lovingly curated space to celebrate, dream, meditate, and create. Our 2100 square foot paradise is a magical studio workspace that culminates in our peaceful, carefully curated secret garden backyard that has been featured most recently in Apartment Therapy and Sunset Magazine. The space is utilized by a florist and architect husband and wife, and there are elements of those businesses throughout. Gardening sheers neatly organized on the walls, amongst dreamy vintage bottles and vases, hanging plants, and baskets of floral ribbon. Furniture with clean, modern lines, tin cups of colored pencils and markers for building and design sketches. Natural light abounds, especially in the back of the space, which pulls you into a charming outdoor oasis, complete with roses, greenery, a lemon tree, a long, white carrera marble dining table with seating for 10, and artfully hung string lights over head, that invoke the spirit of a thoughtful outdoor dinner party in the French countryside, by day or night. There is a front meeting room with a table for 6-8 that is naturally lit, with palm fronds in ceramic vases, seagrass carpets on concrete, and a white crystal collection. Plenty of outlets and WIFI throughout the space, for those who have a need. Additional rooms include: -The sheering room, that holds a long industrial table used as a floral workspace and prep area, in addition to an industrial sink. -Our storage area that is used for large scale vases and miscellaneous event materials, as well as a large floral fridge that is used as equally for flowers as it is for wine! -Our powder room, lined with modern and bright floral wallpaper. -Our kitchenette, which is really just a tiny mini-fridge and mini-sink. -Our office, which also houses our eclectic record collection and sound system, as well as our more "off limits" aspects of the space, such as the computer and library of architecture books. Depending on your booking needs in relation to our business, some of these spaces may or may not be available. Let's discuss your dates and your needs. We are a functioning work space, so please understand if we cannot accommodate certain requests on your required dates. We will always try our best!
Our rules are listed below, but please remember to treat our beloved space with the respect that you would bring to your or a close friend's place of business and creativity. We are happy to share our little piece of beauty and solitude, as long as you can get on board with the following: -Most importantly, please do not expect extra "free time" to setup or teardown a booking. In general, we are wary of events that will take more than 30-45 minutes to teardown. We are an "event in a box" type of space, so if lots of decor and food are involved, we may not be the best location for your event/meeting. Keep it pretty simple, and you will get the most enjoyment out of the space. If you book at 4PM, and arrive at 3:30 to setup, your booking with be modified to reflect the actual start time of your rental as 3:30. The same applies for wrapping things up. We respectfully ask that you account for how long the end of an event will take. Absolutely no exceptions to this rule, please don't ask. Early drop offs the day of or the day before, will be added to your total booking time, because we have to make sure that an employee is at the space to greet you. If you are dropping off or picking up for an additional fee, let's discuss and confirm beforehand! -No smoking in the garden, or open flames inside or outside the space. Please smoke outside and remember to lock the door after you are finished. -Be sure to always lock the door from the inside, in general. Our store front is on a busy street with lots of wanderers. This is why we have a doorbell for your suggested use. Having a point person to "man the door", is always a good idea. It would be very unfortunate to have an uninvited guest come into the space and damage or walkout with something. Not fun for anyone! Don't worry, it's an easy one to follow. -Please no heavy decorations or large amounts of food. We regularly host our own professional events here, and do so with small bites (cheese plates, nuts, etc.) and pretty, floral-heavy table scapes, but for the most part, all the vibes you want and need are already here. -Just like you would on an outdoor camping trip, please take out what you bring in. -You will find all types of vases, bowls, scissors, floral tools, and the like, around the space. Again, these are tools used for our businesses, not amenities of the space. Tools and vessels like these are generally off limits, but if you have a need for something, please inquire with the host, and they will do their very best to accommodate. It's best to BYO-Everything, unless we specifically discuss something in advance, or you find yourself in a pinch and we make an exception.
The space was beautiful and the outdoor garden made for such an amazing background for our event. They were very accommodating and Calli was always around to answer any questions or concerns. Would book this place again in a heatbeat!
This was my second time hosting an off-site here and overall, was disappointed with our experience, particularly when compared to how pleasant the first was. Upon entry, it was clear the space had not been prepared for our arrival, the internet wasn't working properly, there was still remnants of a previous off-site, trash cans were full, dirty dishes in the sink, no hand soap. It really pains me to be so critical here, but I must say this experience really did stray so much for our original one. I think the problem might be that the studio seems to goes unused for a portion of the year. During that span of time, it just doesn't seem to be getting that much love and it really does show. The space used to feel really special in the midst of this crazy city. I hope that they find that again soon.