There are a few things I can’t take my mind of lately, and one of them is office space. I’ve realized that as much as I love my home – and the comfort of working from home – things are getting a little claustrophobic around here. Recently, the apartment across the hall from me became available, and for about two seconds I seriously considered the idea of renting it as my office! (I mean… it would have been convenient!)

But the truth is, I’d love a communal space to share with some of my fellow Seattle creatives. It’s an idea I’ve put out there plenty of times, but one that’s looking a lot more realistic (and necessary!) to me these days…

First off, I need a space thats filled with light and has bright white walls, perfect for photo shoots, so I can stop worrying about staging things in my apartment or other places. It would be so nice to be able to shoot in the place we work in! Communal tables for projects and plenty of storage for fabrics and props would be essential.

If were really lucky, we’ll section off an area that’s always meant to be messy. DIY and painting time for me, and any others who feel the need to express their inner artist or get their hands dirty. I think it would be so fun to have all types of creatives together – imagine the collaborations that could take place!

And since we’re dreaming, I’ll add a big outdoor area to it too. I mean, a girl’s gotta let the sunshine in, right?

Since I’d really like to take on an assistant this fall, having a space for us to both work out of is seeming like a pretty essential piece of the puzzle right about now. It’s’ a bit scary (to say the least) to think about the overhead of an office along with an employee. I’ve been considering all my options, and and this seems like the best – IF I can find some fun guys and gals to go in on it with me! Otherwise… I may have to consider moving out of my sweet little apartment and into a space that allows for a true office area.

So, my friends, I’m officially putting the call out. If you or anyone you know in the Seattle area is considering office space, send a little shout my way! I’d love to see what we can put together! Time to stop dreaming and start doing!

*images via atlanta homes, nathan schroeder, amy neunsinger

11 responses on “STOP DREAMING. START DOING.

  1. Dyanna Littke

    This is actually a dream of mine. A beautiful “girly” workplace thats inspiring and personal. You can bounce creative ideas off of each other and everyone has their own perspective to bring to the table. A common respect is granted to everyone equally no matter their personal style- and they are appreciated for it. Perhaps somewhere is pioneer square? Dreams…..

  2. Allie Shultz

    I think the idea of an office space is wonderful! Even just drive or walk to your new space will provide inspiration along with the actual working in the space with other people. I love the top workspace photo, it’s so light, sunny and welcoming, while still being professional.

  3. Rebecca

    i don’t live in seattle, but my boyfriend wants to move back there… i’ll work for you! i love the idea of a communal work space. i’ll keep you posted if we move πŸ˜‰

  4. Jan McIntyre

    Hi Cassandra,
    I have been following your blog for some time now and find it refreshing and inspiring. I work in apparel design at Nordstrom, but would love a part time creative space for personal projects. I currently design out of my apartment in South Lake Union and would really like an outside creative space. I do work full time and travel for work so I could only commit to something part time…but please let me know if you would like to discuss further.

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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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