A behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at LJ!
It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday morning and the double doors on the front of the LJ studio unbolt. The “closed” sign comes out of the window and the door opens. Out pops one of us with an “open” sign. Another day in the studio springs to life.
Candles are lit and lamps clicked on. Soon, shoppers swing in to look at products, try out chairs, smell candles. Some ask for help on designing their homes: samples of rugs and fabric are paired together by a design consultant on the first floor, and then the second floor brings colors and patterns together for a new look. Someone picks out a mug to gift to a friend. Another chooses some floral picks for a new table centerpiece. Creative minds are in their element and each day brings new opportunities to design together.
As the clients make their way through the columns of pillows and furniture, they find the perfect props to throw a collection of pillows on and step back to imagine it in their own setting. The array of colors and textures again delight the eye as we begin to educate on the options presented, from the variety of fibers, and feels, to sizes and shapes and maintenance.
This cycle repeats itself throughout the rest of the work week. On Sunday, both the office and studio have the lights out, and we are all enjoying a lovely Sabbath. When Monday morning comes however, things look a little different.
If you would happen to walk into the Louisa Jane office on a Monday morning, you would find the LJ team gathered for a team meeting. We all look forward to the exciting and yummy treats that Reuben finds at random stores and brings for us to enjoy as we connect and plan for the coming week. You would also see the bowl of peppermints on the table decrease by half as we shove them in throughout our meeting. Things get serious! We love starting each week connecting as a team in this way!
And Louisa Jane is much more than the studio, or the storefront, which is what most people see. Wooden furniture and décor are crafted in the LJ warehouse, and all the behind-the-scenes magic that helps our business run effectively happens in the office! We would not be where we are today without our complete team.
Come in soon – we’d love to give you the whole experience!