DESIGN & STYLE
Connie Cao plants her roots in a new workspace
Where did you run K Is For Kani before you designed your studio space?
I operated my business from our family dining room. Every surface – included makeshift shelves and under-table spaces – was covered in flowers. It was meant to be a dining room (and piano room). Looking for me was like looking for a page of Where’s Wally, spring edition.
How did you get started on creating your studio?
I wanted to get furniture that actually matched, so I started a Pinterest account for inspiration.
What pieces did you want in your new space?
I picked out some practical storage cubes, a pretty white chair (which I also use to shoot modeled product images), a corkboard to use as a mood board, and some colourful stationery to organise my notes and files and keep me inspired. I had no idea until now that file organiser racks were a thing!
How do you make the most of your new space?
Well, I still have so much more to do with it, but being in an organised space makes me feel more inspired to achieve my business goals. I use the studio as my business space but also as a quiet room for my sister and myself to chill out in and take a break when we have the chance.