Thursday, July 12, 2012


Mom and I have been busy working on a local yoga studio that's near and dear to our hearts, right in the little old town part of our city.  Mom has shavasanahed there for many years, me dabbling in and out of remedial classes.  This studio needs a facelift, so we're presenting our ideas to the owner today

We always joked that it was 'the inner sanctum' and now, we're about to make it that way for real.

The entrance opens smack dab into a steep stairway up to the 'inner sanctum'.  Using the above inspiration picture, we strive to make the studio more welcoming and honoring the far east roots of yoga.  We're thinking...

The industrial rafters in the upper lobby present an older and colder feeling so we want to add soft lines and textiles to create the serene experience that people pay for when joining this studio. 

And some warm woods to bring in an element of nature the yoga strives to bring you back to.

What do you to to re-center yourself?  Do you do yoga?

In other news, our friend Emily A. Clark has done a two-day feature on 'summer style' featuring ourselves and our fellow bloggers doing the One Room Challenge.  Check out our summer style favorite!


If you are looking for help with your home, we'd love to work with you! Contact us for a listing of our services and prices. Nancy and Bethany


  1. I can't wait to see what you come up with! A yoga studio would be such a cool place to design. :)

  2. Lovely ideas for the studio...I am all over the painted staircase and the draping. I felt calmer even reading this post! ;) Nice image on Emily's blog today too!

  3. The drapey fabric idea is awesome. I would love to design a yoga studio. I used to do yoga when I was younger and thinner, ha!

  4. Hi, Bethany and Nancy -
    Looking forward to seeing more of your work! Commercial designs can be so fun (or boring), and I love what you all have in mind for the yoga studio. Fingers crossed.

  5. Great ideas! I've never done yoga. Does tennis count?

  6. Looks like some great ideas, Bethany! I am sure that you and your Mom will do an amazing job. Hope you have a relaxing weekend. xo

  7. Sounds like the yoga studio picked the right ladies for the job. It is going to be fantastic.

  8. What a fun project, if I were into yoga I'd certainly be impressed with a stylish studio! Have a wonderful weekend, ladies!

  9. No, I don't do yoga...but I should. I need more zen in my life. I wonder how calm you will be when it's done? I love your ideas and I can't wait to see it.

  10. I've been planning to do yoga for a few years now but never seem to find the motivation to get to my first class - a good friend has calmed down substantially (without losing any of her oomph) through yoga and she inspires me...

    I find the hard thing about getting centred is realising I'm off centre enough to need to do something! When I manage that I often go and throw a pot on the wheel - without centring, in at least two senses of the word, all you end up with is a hot mess...


  11. I wish I was that flexible. That picture makes me want to take up yoga now.


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