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industrial inspirations + studio expansion

1. metal task lamp  2. industrial bookshelves  3. industrial light  4. Roman & Williams interiors  5. telephone print  6. Hendrix Desk  7. woven rug  8. vintage wooden flat file (another option here)  9. brass table lamp  10. soren chair


We're so thrilled to see how Rifle Paper Co. has continued to grow over these past 2 years (officially 2 years in November!). It's been a TON of hard work but it's also been incredibly rewarding to watch the line grow from our little 1 bedroom apartment to a full-blown operation. It seems we've already grown out of our current studio space so we signed the lease on the building next to us and are currently in the process of combining the two (they're literally drilling a big hole in the wall this week!).

Our office has been a mess for the past few months with boxes everywhere so with this new space I'm determined to find a home for everything and create an incredibly organized operation (we'll see.. I'm naturally a horribly messy person). Our current space will still have our storefront and behind it will be our production area where we box up cards and assemble all of our product by hand, a shipping nook, and storage for all of our cards & products. The new space has a bit of a different layout than our current building. It's set up running parallel to the street with lots of big windows. We'll move most of the desk/work space in there and are building out a meeting room and a closed off office space for myself. I am SUPER excited. I basically live at this office so it feels like I'm planning out my new home :) 

Above is my inspiration palette for the new space. I love Roman & Williams interiors/architecture and am trying to bring in the warm industrial look. Contrary to most of our designs, my interior design taste leans more toward simple and masculine with a lot of wood rather than feminine and colorful.. but I also think that helps keep things timeless and fresh. I'm on a tight budget because buildouts get ridiculously pricey extremely fast but I'm having fun scouring the internet for cool finds..


 Above: our new light-filled new studio expansion. the wall at the back of the photo connects to our current space & will have an opening with steps. It looks pretty bare but we're supposedly on track to move in in a couple weeks...

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Reader Comments (12)

Congratulations on expanding your store. I bought a few of your card designs from Liberty London last night!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Congratulations on the expansion! You must be so proud! Big changes like that are at least a good chance to get reorganized, so good luck! :)
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrude
How exciting!! Congrats on everything - I share your online store with everyone!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllie
congrats!! that is exciting news, Anna. i'm also looooooving this inspiration board! completely up my alley. can't wait to see what Rifle's future home looks like! hope you show pics.
I'm always so impressed that you work so hard to gradually build your company. Congratulations!
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill Wignall
Such wonderful news! I love your inspirations above...can't wait to see how it turns out.
August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam
how exciting! the light from those huge windows looks amazing... and i love the masculine feel of your design board. i've been lusting over vintage wooden flat files myself...
August 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterandrea
Congrats on your growth and expansion! Such great news to see your line doing so well. I'm looking forward to seeing the process of your new space coming together!

And all your summer products are great, btw. I'm from Seattle so we just FINALLY started to get summer weather, but I'm looking forward to your fall line (even though I can't even think about fall weather right now...haha).
August 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlinda
Excited to see how you've expanded in all this time! I'm anxious to see how you'll design this new space since I also love simple+masculine interior design.
August 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Really happy i have just discovered your blog. Good luck on your new office space and look forward to following your adventures at Rifle Paper Co. and seeing how your office expansion turns out!

Love the mood board you created in this post. The flat file cabinet is just stunning, I would love one like this for our offices
August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeriem
Hi Anna,
Congrats on your new space! If its industrial inspired decor that you are in search of, please visit my website:
I think I can be of service to your expansion.
Hope to hear from you, & good luck!

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Waraksa
I've been following you all since the beginning and would like to echo everyone's congratulations!
August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

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