Today I'm excited to share with you a new Copper Dot project. My favorite local dance studio is getting a new home! DanceFIT Studio is going from a small studio inside another fitness facility to having their very own building and storefront and about double the space. DanceFIT has both kids classes and adult fitness classes (that whip my butt into shape on a regular basis), so the goal of the space is to keep it light, airy, sophisticated, with a touch of frilly.
The space is really a blank slate. It was an auto garage once upon a time and in it's most recent life was a karate studio- neither of which really fit the aesthetic we'd want for a dance studio.
When I first sat down with Gina, the owner of DanceFIT to chat about the new space, I knew this would be fun- we were on the same page right from the start! In the existing space, the brown walls and the dull carpet will be the first things to go- being replaced by white walls and durable wood look floors in the studio space. That alone will be a huge breath of fresh air and the rest will be icing on the cake.
Aesthetically, our goal is a chic Soho loft feel- bright, a little vintage, and a little glam. Here are some of our inspiration images:
Since the space is rented, most of what we want to achieve will be through furniture and decor, but trust me, a HUGE difference will be made! While the design is still evolving and I'm sure there will be changes prior to the final space, here is the current design plan:
I'm loving this design and I can't wait to take it even further. Gina is just days away from getting the keys in hand and that's when the real fun will start! I'll keep you posted as the space progresses and I can't wait to show you the final result in just a few months!