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Interior Decorating: Stimuli Magazine Offices

We're very excited to have had the opportunity to decorating the new offices of Stimuli, a lifestyle magazine based in the Fraser Valley. We've been waiting with bated breath to be able to reveal the "after" photos and with the release of their fall print edition, we can. Here's the story in full:   When it was time for Stimuli to find a new home, the search took several months. With a specific location in mind, Editor-in- Chief, Maryanne Lechleiter, scoured the downtown core of Langley, B.C., until she found the perfect space for the growing team.

 

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Photo Credit: Darryl Bueckert

  Not wanting to invest in extensive renovations, this just under 500 square foot, two room space was almost move-in ready, save for the dreary wall colour and less than welcoming windows. With a deadline looming and a tight budget, Maryanne called on the decorating team of Carrie Thachuk and Mark Braun from The Passionate Home. Tasked with transforming the dark rooms into a functional work space that was anything but a typical office, the duo relied on their knack for mixing old and new with big box buys and thrift store finds. “Maryanne had a few pieces of furniture from her previous space,” reflects Carrie. “We looked at what she already had and added pieces that were both functional and comfortable.”

 

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One of the biggest challenges was creating a “kitchen” area within the main office space. “The open shelving does double duty,” says Mark. “It’s both a design element and functional storage for dishware and other necessities. By layering different objects together we were able to add texture to the space.” The cabinet is a thrift store buy that got a new lease on life with a coat of Chalk PaintTM decorative paint by Annie Sloan. “It was about giving our team a space that inspires creativity,” says Maryanne. “Carrie and Mark took my random Pinterest inspiration board and brought it to life. It’s so perfectly us.”

 

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Photo Credit: Darryl Bueckert

 

 

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