Snapshots of one of the projects I worked on this year! My friend and founder of Avant Barre, Nini Gueco hired me to help her pull their new San Francisco studio together. I came on board to help with the finishing touches-  we nailed down paint colors, sourced some furniture, lighting and decor and pulled everything together all within 2-3 weeks. Because of the quick turnaround time, we turned to West Elm (chairs, pendants, chandelier, bench), CB2 and Ikea. They wanted their studio to reflect their brand. To effectively communicate their message and personality, I focused on subtle, practical details that can make a big impact on the over-all look. The design and construction of the West Elm chairs (repurposed, since they are actually for outdoor use) emphasize grace, strength and movement. Also, the outdoor fabric makes it ideal for high traffic areas (aka it can stand up to post-workout lounging sessions). The mobile chandelier gives off lots of energy and balance. Neutral wall colors provide a relaxing yet stimulating environment with the contrasts between light and dark. Natural accents help soften up the modern-industrial look and make the space as cozy and inviting as it is invigorating.


Now it's time to share some of this Barre love with you! If you live in the SF Bay Area and want a chance to try out this awesome workout........We are giving one lucky reader two free weeks of classes at Avant-Barre. All you need to do is:

1. Follow @craftandcouture and @avantbarre on Instagram and Twitter. 
2. Like the photo tagged with #candcbarregiveaway.
3. Repost or share the image on Instagram and Twitter.

The winner will randomly be chosen and announced on September 30. 

Thanks so much for dropping by!