You read that right folks, we’re moving into a new studio/office space! We just signed the lease last week so it’s official that we now have an Aww Sam office in Brooklyn!!! (Do the amount of exclamation points show you how excited we are?!) For a year and a half now we’ve been operating out of a 500 sq ft space in our three bedroom loft, and I never thought the day would come when our living room could actually be a living room again. And I know what you’re thinking, yes, every shoot we did was in that tiny space! That’s why I’m so stoked to have more SPACE! It’s always super scary for me to take a huge step like this because there’s nothing we have to fall back on now that Kyle is part of the team full time now, but I’ve always been the kind of person to act first and then figure the rest out later, so that’s exactly what I did for this decision.
So let’s dive into the story of how we found this space. We had been actively/not actively looking at studio spaces for a while, but a bunch of really huge projects that I can’t share yet (I know, I’m sorry!) got thrown at us and the search was basically put on hold until the beginning of 2018. When I was still in college, I had subscribed to this weekly newsletter with a list of places for rent in New York. I didn’t even realize I still got it until I woke up one morning a few weeks ago and had a new list of spaces in my inbox. Kyle was still asleep so I decided to browse the spaces and when I got to the one that is our new office, I knew it was perfect and we had to put in an application ASAP! I didn’t even tell Kyle about it until I had the appointment to go apply all worked out, so he was just as surprised as anyone else. Fast forward a few weeks and we are planning out where everything is going to go in the space and taping 100 balloons to the floor for this shoot!
We’re planning on sharing every area of the space very soon (and possibly on an Instagram live after we get the floors painted), but we now have 1,350 sq ft to do whatever we want with! There’s a little room in the back where we plan on keeping our craft supplies and props, a little alcove for a fridge and kitchen area, and a huge area for shoots/our desk set-up. Oh, and did I mention we’re on the ground floor of the building in a little store-front? After a three story walk-up with no elevator, a ground floor space is literally a dream! One of the first things we’re planning is a studio sale once we figure out things we want to get rid of, so I’ll keep you all posted on when that will be!
But for now, we have a ton of boxes to unpack, counters to install, desks to build, and a million other things on our never-ending list! Ha! I can’t wait to take all of you along on this journey with us; we wouldn’t be here without you! And keep checking Insta Stories for updates on our progress, we’ll be sharing a lot of videos and “firsts” in our new space since the cats outta the bag now! 🙂 Expect bigger, better shoots and many more opportunities to meet and engage with all of YOU!
P.S. Sorry to those of you who thought this was an engagement haha (that’s not going to happen for a longgg time)! We know this totally looks like a baby announcement too. We’re also giving a little party in a box away to a few commenters, so let us know below what you’re excited to see/hope to see in our new space!
Yay!!!! I did totally thinK you were engaged! So happy for you! cingrats!
Omg! How exciting! I cant wait to see so manY more creative shoots & ideas come to life in such a fun space. And score for first floor 🙌🏽 Congrats!!!
That’s so exciting!! I cant wait to see all of the amazing things that will come out of the new space!!! So happy for you!!
Ummm I mean Congrats! I need coffee!
OMG im so excited to see how you decorate it and also i cant wait to see the final product
AHH SO Exciting!!! I cant wait to see more large scale projects! Have yall thought of doing any video? Or stop motion videos on creating your diys!! That would be so fun and cool!
So excited for you guys! Can’T wait to see all the colourful shoots you put together in there! 🌈💕🌈💕 wishing you luck and love from london, uk! Monica x
ConGratulations, Sam!! I’m really Happy for you! It’s so exciting to take this bug step!
This Is so freakin’ cool sam!!! Cant wait to see your space all set up, it’s gonna be a dream I’m sure!
This is so exciting!! Just imagine how much more free you’ll be able to complete any project you put Your mind to! Can’t wait to see the rest of the space ☺️
So excited for you! Yay!!
Congratulations for this big step!
I can’t wait to see how you style the Office and home decor ideas ❤ cheers!
Yay! Can’t wait to see fun videos and shoots where you get tO use the big space to your advantage! ConGrats! (Even though this isn’t a baby announcement lol) ✨💕✨
GIRL!! You’re rocking it! So proud of you and can’t waaaaait to see all the awwsam-ness to come! <3
Eek! Congrats!!! A damole sale would be a dream! And maybe even an accessory colection or Capsule clothing collection we could shop?!! 😉
Ekkkk! Congratulations on your new space. Cannot wait to see what’s in store for y’all!
I can’t wait to seE how you decor the office!!! 💕 Not going to Lie I thought it was a baby annoucement at fIrst 😂
Congrats That is so exciting you found a new space!!! I can’t wait to see how big it is and where you set up all your stations. Will you put a raInbow colored wall in this studio? 🙂
Ps: i tOtally thought you guys got engaged At first, lol.
So very cool! I’m excited to see what you will do in the new space. Aww sam is such an inspiration – whenever my workspace is feeling dull or needs a punch of color, I check here to get ideas. Thank you!
Yay! Love the New space! So excited for you!
This is such great news!! As someone who OPERATEd out of her bedroom (yes, everything from photoshoots to baking) before getting extra space, I can imagine/relate to how you must be feeling!!
Can’t wait to see More of your amazing, amazing DIYS!
All the best 💞💞💞
Omgaaaaa so happy for you! Can’t wait to see what’s to come 💕
Going to love the new space because inwant tO see all Decors you arenplanning to put in your new space. Of course, DIY and creativE shoots. 🎉🎉🎊🎊
Almost triple that sPace?! I can only imagine what amazing stuff you can create now! BiG congrats!!
Congrats! Such an exciting next step. Great news 💖 looking forward to seeing more of the space and all of your new projects! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
YAY how fun! I can’t wait to see what you cook up in the new space <333
Oh my goodness Gracious!
Is going to Be amazing!
Bigger room= better sHots, with the same or best cReativity, youre amazing Sam, congratulations on achievIng your goal!
That’s stellar!!! ✨✨ I can’t wait to see how your creative ideas flourish in the larger space! And ground level too?!?! The possibilities are endless! 🙊🙊 I love your use of color and can’t wait to see how you decorate your new office 😊
So exciting! ConGrats!! Can’t wait to see all the fun things you’ll cReate there!
Awesome!!!!!! More space! More creations!
psyched to see even more color and photo inspiration. only great things to come, i’m sure.
Congrats on your new space! Thats so exciting! Please Make sure your Tiny kitchen is good enough for more amazing bakIng 🎂 ideas! I would definitely love to see you having enough space to cycle indoors on your bike 🚴 , have a Blow Up Pool 🏊 And of course 🎈🎈🎈🎈. Oh and it would be wonderful to have a worl pet!!! ❤️❤️❤️
v much wish i was in Ny to peep your stuDio sale. I absolutely love following You ig for Daily raInBow inspired posts. So its so cool that yall are having a space! Decorating An office is like my fave thing & Yall are gonna kill it.
Ahhhhh congrats!!!! Cannot wait to see! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 excited to see the larger seTups in this space and maybe behind the scenes baking! Xo
I am excited to see your ideas for halloween costumes this year!!! I have won The halloween contest at my work two years in a row!! I was The box of popcorn 🍿 two years ago and i was the taco last year!!
Yaas. This is probably the best news I’m going to get today. Get to lurk your new spot! Hope everything goes well and that you do show is everything because believe me, we want to see it! Hugs and loves.
Wow Congratulations! How exciting and thanks for takingnus alongn for the ride! Truly never would have known how small of a space you all were working in so im excited to see what you do with even more space.
First floor, Woohoo! Im just hoping the colorful inspiration keeps coming, along with more giveaways!
SO happy for you guys!! my favorite craft was the rainbow felt board because it was easy to find all the supplies and a really fun ‘kraft klub night’ activity 🙂
I wanna sEe the space after the color expolsion of Aww sam hits. ❤️🌈🍩
Oh my gosh – i was totally thinking engagement or a really cool Partnership. i’m glad you guys are going to hAve so much more Space for activities! Good for you for taking that plunge; it was a great deCision on your part. I can’t wait to see how you utilize the All of the new room you haVe, and i’m looking forward to seeing how you transform it into your style. Peace, love, and moon power! 🤗
YAY! How exciting!! I LOVE that you’re painting the floors! This is totally dorky, but I’m excited to see how you organize everything! I’m a sucker for cute supplies that are organized well (or not!).
Congrats you two!! That’s awesome!
Congrats Sam! I’m really excited to see more food home decor like those pop tart pillows or a pineapple pillow maybe? ALSO IF IT WAS POSSIBLE MAYBE LIKE A CHAT BUBBLE PILLOW OR Donut SHAPED MAGNETS MADE OF CLAY (I’m such a foodie)
I hope I wasn’t going on for too LONG, I’m just really excited because now there’s going to be a lot more inspiration going on HERE X)
OK bye now <3
I am so excited for your new space and cant wait to see what you do with it!
Been following for awhile now and this is really exciting and cool news. Congrats on getting what you want and having an excellent opportunity to continue your work making fun, and inspiring things
Congrats!! I haVe babies on my mind ao i totally THOUGHT it was a baby announcement 😂 Cant wait to see the beautiful Pics you come up with ❤️
Im such a nerd, id love to see How you organize all your supplies! Also excited to see how you decorate your desk area.
that’s so awwsam! 😉
i can tell how excited you guys are, moving to a new, bigger place is the best (even if it takes all the energy from you).
It you need some advice before deciding the things you will keep, this worked for me the last time i moved out “when in doubt, throw it out!”
Ahhh how exciting!!! What a fun new adventure for you and kyle! I can’t wait to see what awesome projects you come up with in your new space! I’m hoping you eventually come up with things we can buy if we aren’t as talented as you are in the diy dept 🙂
Wow!! What a cool space! It’s so exciting (as a current PArsons senior) to see what Parsons grads are doing! I’m so into your work so excited to see what large scale stuff is possible now!
Congratulations! CaN’t wAit to see what the new space allows you to do! Looking forward to lots more colorful photos!
so thrilled for you! Your clever ideas and fabulous Photos already bring so mUch Joy. It will be so exciting to see what surprises you are planning. This one was most excellent!
Yay! So happy for you! I can’t wait to see what you do with your spAce. I’m expecting lots of rainbows and Balloons!!’ 😍
Awesome! I couldn’t wait to see the news!!! This is great to hear and especially from someone in such a fun creative indusTry Xo
Much love from san diego (i’m a Proj. Man. at pigment, with the pretty pink wall so holler next time you visit!!!) congrats!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! i cannot wait to see some more fun diys and colorful fashion shoots!! yay!!
Im excited to see halloween diys!!! Im a sucker for halloween! Cant wait for whats to come for you both!
Congratulations! tHAT’s so exciting!!! I love all your colorful baking.
Its so awesome to Hear that you’ve done all of this out of youre apartment…as someone whos currently doing that exact same thing i cant wait to see what youre able to do with the new sPace (and give me some hope that i wont always be wOrking from home haha)
So exciting! I cant wait to see All of the crazy shoots you do this year! 🎉💕
I was hoping it was a baby ANNOUNCEMENT, however this is kinda like a new baby!!! YaY for the new space. I’d love to see some galloween ideas! Already!!! 👻🎃☠️🕷🕸
You guys are too cute. ! Congrats in the new stuDio. Bigger studio, bigger rEsponsibilities and higher EXPECTATIONS !!😜
I’m so happy for you! I’m sure it’s so exciting to move into a bigger space! And you know what more space means? More room for ceiling balloons! Now you’ve REALLY made it 🙂
Ahh! So excitIng gurl! I remember following you way back when – you were making the cutest little pillows Off etsy and im like this girl is The cutest ever…and now look at you rock it! So happy for you!
So exciting!!! i just love you two as a couple and i cant Wait to see what kind of creative explosion wiLl haPpen in this new sPce of yours. Congrats and cheers to the Bright future ahead. 💜🎉💘
I’m so excited to see All the cOlorful Furniture, RAINBOWS, balloons, spRinkles, confetti, FLAMINGOS, UNICORNS & diy projectS!!!! I’m secretly hopIng you paint the floor in pretty pastels!!!! Congrats on your new space!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t wait to see all the amazing new posts to come. Keep the DIYS COMING!
I’m so excited for you guys! 😍 I can’t wait to see all your creativity shine through on new unique levels. I love the happiness and brightness you PROVide! 💖💚💙❤💛💜
This is amazing!! So excitEd for you guys! I admire all of the work you’ve Done, especially with the sMall space you had to do iT in!! Really inspires me!! I’m excited to see all the new diY’s that are about to go doWn!!! Lol oh and definitely looking forward to visit and hopefully buy some of your things!
Love it! Moving up and on! (Legit Thought you were getting engaged tho 😂) i cant wait to see How you turn this space into an aww sam Version of narnia and HaRry poTter’s bootomless baG combined- lots of bright colorful worlds in the same space and endless possibilIties! And i would love to see a Pool full of sprinkles too! 😍
can’t wait to see all the floors painted! It’ll look glam ✨✨✨
This is so exciting!!! I always thought you had a studio already, but if you were able to create all those masterpiece photo shoots in your living room, i can’t wait to see what you do with a studio! congratulations!
AWW SNAP! V HAPPY FOR you AND THE FUTURE OF YOUR CREATIVITY together. EXPECTING TO SEE EXTRA JUMBO DONUTS AND LARGER-THAN-lIFE ice cream cones TO Fit your bigger play space. Enjoy! 🍦🎈🍩
I Can’t wait To see all the colors you choose and Use!!!! 🌈💓 congrats!
Congrats! I can’t wait to see how your creativity will continue to grow in your new work space.
Wow 100 BALLOONS taped to the floor? So worth it! congrats to you both! CAN’T wait to see all the magical colors come to Live in your new Aww a’am office!
Congrats you guys!!! I’m EXCITEd to see the progress of your space and can’t wait to see more amazing cake/cupcake masterpieces!
Omg! I’ve followed you on Instagram and that’s how I pretty much discovered your blog. I’m most looking forward to see how you guys decorate the space and how many emoji and donut decors there will be. 🙂
Sam, this is so amazing!!!! i can’t believe you have been able to accomplish all of the awe and wonder you have up to this point in a small space in your apartment!! i cannot wait to see what amazing world you create in such a huge and beautiful studio!!! huge congrats!!