1. New KMI studio workspace & Schumacher Trim Project

    Today we are excited to share the other half of our Schumacher project, and with that, a sneak peek of our new workspace. 

    Moving to a larger space not only meant that we had room for a showroom, but that we were able to expand our workspace as well. We love the open, lofty feel and exposed brick walls, but one of our biggest design challenges working with a nearly two-story cinderblock wall. Since we knew we wanted to have a mood board near our large work table, we decided to create a custom mood board to break it up.

    We chose a magnetic fabric that was neutral in color but also had a subtle linen texture so when we saw the Tweed Tape in Charcoal from Schumacher’s new Couture Trims line we thought it would be the perfect way to finish the edges. 


    The first step was to paint the cinderblock wall Benjamin Moore’s Super White. Then, the custom metal pipe bars were installed. After the fabric panels were constructed, we installed them by simply wrapping them around the metal pipe system and securing with the heavy-duty velcro that was sewn into the back of the panels.  


    We are so happy with the result and love having an inspiration wall that can be updated and refreshed whenever we want. The Tweed Tape worked out perfectly and adds just enough texture and visual weight to make the panels feel finished without distracting from the other colors, patterns, and textures on the boards.



    Thanks again to Schumacher for continuing to inspire us with their fabric and trim, and for inviting us to take part in their Trim Challenge! For more inspiration you can check out Schumacher’s Style Dispatch.  


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    1. Looks so good! I love the idea of the magnetic inspiration boards. I think I’d do the same because it’s simpler than dealing with push pins 😀 Also, can’t wait to see the final reveal of your studio space!! Awesome job with the challenge!

      Comment by Paola Arletty — August 3, 2017 @ 6:56 am

    2. Hi, Where did you purchase the magnetic fabric?

      Comment by Kim Clark — August 13, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    3. Hi Kate. Thanks for sharing with us your gorgeous office interiors. We’ve posted this blog on Studio Designer’s Twitter:

      Comment by Ken Lewis — August 18, 2017 @ 7:52 am

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