Friday, 14 May 2010

It's Time..






Well it's time for me to say good-bye for a few weeks. I am having a baby in a couple of days and our major shop renovation starts on Monday. I thought I'd post some pictures of the signage we've had put onto the front of our store whilst we undergo renovation. This signage displays our new Black & Spiro logo. There certainly are a lot of exciting things happening around here and I can't wait to come back in a few weeks to give you all an update. Our Design Studio is in full swing upstairs and I'll be sure to show you some photos of it when I return.

Thanks again to everyone for your continued support and interest in my work. I can't wait to unveil the new store. It's going to be something very special and unique...I promise!!

xo
Anna

111 comments:

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

Why do we always do everything at once? Good luck with everything you are embarking on, Anna. I'm sure it all be a success. Enjoy the time at home with your new precious bundle and I look forward to seeing the unveiling in a few weeks.

Jennifer XX

Bayside Moments said...

Will be thinking of you Anna. All the best to you and your family and good luck for all the renos and amazing changes!

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh come on, a baby, a new home, why should that slow you down!!! kidding, darl, can't wait to see the new shop - you are amazing!!!

flowerpress said...

I wish you the best of luck with both your new babies! :-)

rowena said...

Anna, i wish you a lovely time.
Enjoy every moment.

vicki archer said...

Good luck with the baby Anna...enjoy the time with your beautiful new born. Thinking of you, xv.

Flick, said...

Wow, you do have a lot going on. Wishing you the best of luck for a smooth and easy labour... so exciting you will be seeing your little one soon!
They would have to be the funkiest 'closed for renn' signs I have ever seen, I hope the shop renno goes well also, enjoy the break and look after yourself!
:) Flick

Natasha said...

Wow, Anna, the end of a chapter but the beginning of a whole new book! Best of luck with the renos and take care of yourself over the next few weeks! I can't wait to hear news about your sweet new baby!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

JVG said...

congratualtions on all the wonderful changes! i know i for one can't wait to see what you create!

Ness Lockyer said...

It looks great Anna. How exciting for you, a new store and a new baby!!!
I wish you all the luck in the world for a safe arrival and for a wonderfully well behaved little cherub. Dont forget to look after yourself and see you soon.
Ness xx

julie said...

All the best with the baby Anna :)

I can't wait to see your new store - the pattern on your signage is gorgeous so I'm just itching to see the result!

Elecat said...

Great signage! Good luck with everything. :)

*Spring Blossom* said...

Anna Good luck with the birth of your baby and also with the shop renovation. I can't wait to see what amazing things the store will have. Make sure to take some time for your self amongst all the craziness. I will miss your posts and I'll be waiting in anticipation for your return!!!

Concrete Jungle said...

All the best with both your new babies - family and store how exciting! You DO inspire!

Megan said...

The signage looks fantastic!
Wishing you lots of luck and good thoughts with the new baby and weeks to come. =)

Mariska Meijers said...

Looks already absolutely fabulous! Good luck with all the changes in your life and business.

Shell Sherree said...

Beautiful signage, Anna ~ of course! Wishing you all the very best of everything for welcoming your new loved one into the world, and for the reno. Take good care, and looking forward to catching up with your news ~ all in good time!

mammajoy said...

Hope your new baby arrives safe and sound!

Ana said...

Best of luck!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I can't wait to see the store and most importantly best wishes for your delivery.

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

wishing you all the very best, anna. what an exciting time you have ahead of you, can't wait to read of the developments both personally and professionally. x

Suzy said...

Hope everything goes well with the birth, and the renovations!

Suzy

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow! It looks awesome!!

xoxo
dagny

Christine said...

Best of luck with all your renovations but more importantly best wishes for a speedy and safe delivery of your newest angel.

Tammy Hext said...

Good Luck with the new baby and the renovation!

A Perfect Gray said...

best wishes to you and the new little one, Anna. I have been a long time fan.

what wonderful excitement about your new look, too...even the signs are beautiful...

wishing you and your family health and happiness....Donna

Erika F ~Tiptoe~ said...

good luck with baby and reno ~ and eary CONGRADULATIONS!!!!

Hugs
Erika
http://tiptoebutterfly.blogspot.com/

Style Court said...

Anna -- very, very best wishes on your new arrival! So happy for you.

xx
Courtney

balsamfir said...

I can't believe how much you've been up to while pregnant. Have a healthy successful delivery and rest as much as you can.

Chic Geek said...

What an incredibly exciting time for you! Best wishes!!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

The signage and it's colors look fantastic!
Good luck! :)

xo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

That signage is the most stylish "Closed for renovations" I've ever seen.

La Dolfina said...

Your shop looks like a present that can't be opened until Christmas or your Birthday. I think it's a brilliant way to up the anticipation.
It looks great!!
Good Luck with the new baby.
Bless you both.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

All the best Anna- enjoy your new little one! xx

Anchor Cottage said...

Good luck to you. We will be waiting on pins and needles to see your new look. Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage.

Cecilias inredning said...

Good luck with the baby AND the store renovation. I'm looking forward to reading about baby room decors, since I too am having a baby this year! Best wishes from Sweden, Cecilia

Mahala said...

I don't know how you do it all! Designer extraordinaire, mom and mom again, business woman...wow! I can't wait to see the new shop and think the new logo is absolutely brilliant! Have a happy, safe delivery and God bless!!

FairyFiligree said...

All the very very best on all counts - good luck with the new decor & most of all good luck with your new adventure with baby:)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Luck with the delivery, luck with your oldest's transition, luck with the shop. Not that you need it; you're capable in every way, but I will be thinking about you.

Helen said...

Anna .... so many new beginnings ~ my head is spinning. Can't imagine how yours is feeling. Best of luck on everything ... can't wait for updates all the way round.

Dianne said...

The best of luck to you Anna. So many exciting things happening at once! I look forward to being a part of your future through this blog. I have literaly kept your magazine feature by my bedside. Your home is so pretty,fresh and alive with color. I know good things are ahead!!!

Chesley said...

What wonderful anticipation! Best of luck :)

L. Collins said...

Best of luck with everything Anna! xoxo

Bailey said...

Even your closed for business sign is adorable, congrats on the baby and the new store! Can't wait to see the new baby and new store xoxo

M.M.E. said...

How exciting! You have so many things going on at once. I can't wait to see how the renovations turn out. Good luck with the baby!

gretchen said...

good luck with everything, especially the baby. also can't wait to see what you are up to with your shop. btw, brilliant planning to do the reno while having a new baby, you must be some kind of efficiency expert!

*b* said...

This looks amazing! I'm so excited to see what goes on behind the gorgeous signs! Good luck with all the exciting developments Anna, and the best development of all - the baby!
xo Sarah

LuLu said...

Congrats on your new stage of live! Enjoy your motherhood and sucess.

Hope to hear from you soon!

XX

Bella said...

Best wishes on everything!

Suze Yalof Schwartz said...

I am wishing you the very best. When it rains it pours and sounds like all good things. I read your blog everyday and I will miss it big time. All my best, Your Fan
Suze

Amy said...

Congratulations on both the new baby and the renovations! You've got quite a lot on your hands. Make sure you take time to enjoy and get some sleep while you can. All the best for a safe delivery and look forward to following along! *Amy

Lorna said...

Wow, best of luck with it all :-)

la la Lovely said...

How exciting!!!! Enjoy your time with your new sweet baby!!! Can't wait for the news!
xoxo
trina

Gramercy Home said...

Congratulations and Good luck. Look forward to seeing the big reveal!

Robyn said...

Wishing you a happy and speedy delivery of both your baby and your B&S baby!! ;)

pamela said...

Anna - Have a great birth - of both your child and the new Black and Spiro. I adore your work and reading your blog has drawn me into the world of design blogs. It's been a slippery slope, but I always check in to see what's going on at Absolutely Beautiful Things. Thanks for sharing your beautiful style!

Pamela in Portland, OR

Sarah B said...

Good luck with it all, especially the baby. The new signage looks wonderful!

Mélanie A. said...

Can't wait to see the news.. The baby , the new shop ....fantastic

Bruxa da Montanha said...

Hi Anna.
Greetings from Brazil.
I like your blog very much and the things from Black &Spiro too.
I wish you a beautiful weekend and pacient with the renovation.
Look at my angels in my blog.
Maria Lucia

annechovie said...

I am very excited for you, Anna, and cannot wait to see the new store, and more importantly, your beautiful new baby! I wish you all the best with your delivery and all the new changes - you're an amazing woman! Thanks for the sweet comment. xoxo

missrantsypants said...

Can't wait to see the images of the remodel!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

like everyone else on the internet & design world, we can't wait!!
xox alison

Rikke@scandinavianchic.com said...

Exciting!!
And soo looking forward to see new pictures:)
Rikke

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, exciting times. All the best of luck for the birth of your new baby!

jules :)

Mint at Martinborough said...

WOW you are a busy girl Anna!!!

Very best of luck with all.

Kind regards

Vanya-Endless Inspiration said...

Wow you are a busy girl Anna!!!

Very best of luck with all your projects :)

Kindest regards

Brooke said...

Best of luck with the bub Anna, and of course, the renovation! Can't wait to see the new look when you are back. Take care xox

JB said...

Good luck with the renovations but more importantly the birth! May your baby have a smooth transition into this world.

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Anna...so many wonderful new beginnings. It's my birthday tomorrow so wouldn't that be great to share a birthday with your brand new babe xx

Black Zebra said...

Good luck with Everything Anna, hope the birth goes well for you and your family, can't wait to see the new Black And Spiro ,all the way from London! xx

A Bella Life said...

Congratulations on all wonderful things! I've read your blog for years, and enjoy all the wonderful things you post! I wish I was nearby so I could see the shop but your blog has prided endless inspiration to me so you will definitely be missed!

Natasha said...

Good luck with everything Anna!
Looking forward to your return,

Northern Light

Alice said...

A new baby, a remodeled store, a LOT going on. Your blog is beautiful. Best wishes for a happy, healthy baby.

Alison Gibbs said...

Anna exciting times ahead - baby and shop renos.
Look forward to your next post with photos of both
Alison

Carolyn said...

All the best for the new baby.

Shannon Fricke said...

Congratulations Anna,
These windows look amazing just as they are...
sx

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LA BROCANTE said...

wow!!always is great to visit your blog all the best wishes at the new era!!!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Congrats on the baby! LOVING the sign-age by the way, never really seen a under renovation sign look so stylish!

Sidney Ann said...

What does Black & Spiro mean?

Kelly Green said...

Hi Anna, thank you for taking the time and commenting on my blog, i really appreciate it! just wanted to say the shop colours look great and you have a very exciting time ahead of you! best of luck with baby number 2 and look forward to hearing your news.........KG

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

such an exciting time for you anna! can wait to see photos of the new babe and your beautifully renovated space! sending you big hugs...

Hamptontoes said...

Truly enjoy holding your newborn...what a blessing to be cherished...congratulations on the soon to be bundle of joy. Also, I can't wait to see your new space. Wish I could pop in for a visit, but I'll have to enjoy from my computer here in NY. Enjoy your new adventures!

SuSu said...

Here is to a happy & easy delivery of another beautiful baby! Don't forget us out here in blog-land - post those baby photos soon!

pve design said...

Wow, new babies are miracles and I am positive your shop will be one too. Looking forward to seeing both your babies revealed!
pve

meenal said...

All the very best for the impending new arrival Anna....as for the renovation of your store, only you can top your own excellence!!

meenal said...

All the very best for the impending new arrival Anna....as for the renovation of your store, only you can top your own excellence!!

Hello Lover... said...

How exciting! I love the new look. Enjoy your time off and your new little one!

Cat said...

Sounds like you have a couple of big weeks ahead of you! Good luck with everything!

orange sugar home said...

good luck with your baby and even your boarded up windows look fab!! can't wait to see them.

Kim said...

Wow! You don't rest on your laurels do you! Good luck with everything!

VictoriaArt said...

What great news! Hope that baby gives you no trouble at all and you deliver safely! Good luck, my friend! Lot's of good KARMA your way!
And congrats on that gorgeous spread at the Canadian H & H magazine. It looks fabulous!
And all was so familiar!

Hope that reno at Black and Spiro is not giving you to much to think of once the baby is home with you!
You will need all you energy! :)

XX
Victoria

Jennifer Anderson said...

Hi Anna, Good Luck with the impending baby and the renovations! I can't wait to see all the changes when next in Australia. Thinking of you. Cheers Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson said...

Hi Anna, Good Luck with the impending baby and the renovations! I can't wait to see all the changes when next in Australia. Thinking of you. Cheers Jennifer Anderson

shopgirl said...

Congratulations on all your upcoming and exciting events!

Look forward to reading more when you're back!

ublanks03 said...

Wishing you the best with the new shop and the new baby!

Two Back Flats said...

Long time lover of your work!! But havent been in blog land as of late! Congrats on the new family member and your shop renovation! Great news!

Rebecca said...

See you soon when you introduce us to the new store and the new babe.

May both be grand productions!!!

a lovely being said...

congratulations! I am so excited for you :)
can't wait to see the new store!
xx fallon

Gelati Art said...

Best of luck, Anna! Can't wait to hear your exciting news soon. Warm Regards, Vanessa O'Sullivan.

AnK said...

Good luck with the next few weeks, they will be very busy indeed. I can't wait to see your blog when you return, it will be full of newness.

Anna said...

Anna...what super exciting times ahead for you soon...just fantastic. Enjoy this time to rest and recuperate...before little one arrives. Good luck with BOTH your new adventures...I cannot wait to hear all about it. Best Wishes , Anna x

CC said...

Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's ready! :)
Xx

Blair said...

What an exciting time for you! Congrats. Adore the new logo design and colors!

Kim Kasch said...

Can't wait to see the new store. :)

Sarthak said...

Wish you all the very best for both ! the baby and B & S !

style-for-style said...

the shop looks quite lovely even under renovation.

SogniSorrisi said...

Congrats and best of luck with the baby and the store!

Libbie said...

HOW EXCITING! Not to mention...a ton of work :) But I can't wait to see!

Design obsessed style worshipper said...

I am visiting my inlaws in Brisbane in August and I have been desperately looking forward to stopping by. I am keeping my fingers crossed your renovations run smoothly and I can take a peek. Best wishes on all the exciting changes coming your way!
J

Megan said...

Love the signage and good luck with the baby!!!!