Name: Eva Chiou
Location: Southern California – 138 W. Main Street, Tustin, Ca 92780 (Old Town Tustin)
Company: The Wedding Pantry
What is your aesthetic? I would say its Clean, Calm, cozy and Contemporary.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? The colors I picked are basic Gray/blue and white. That’s just how my closet looks as well; basic whites, blacks and grays. I wish I could pull off a bright patterned or flower print outfit but that’s just not me.
Favorite part of your studio? My Favorite part of the studio is the Workspace area. It’s like a dining table where people come to hang out and it’s also where we meet for classes and workshops.
Where do you go for inspiration? Having such a busy schedule, I don’t really have time to read blogs daily for inspiration but what I do have time for is attending SMARTY events. The SMARTY group is an organization that is filled with other women entrepreneurs and each time that I attend a SMARTY event, I’m inspired to do more for the business. (www.smartypeople.com) I guess I’m more of a business person than an artistic person.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? SPREADSHEETS!! I have a whole list of spreadsheets that I refer to all the time. It’s my saving grace especially when dealing with inventory.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Yes, I’d like to eventually re-do my floors! I really want stained concrete.
Anything else we should know? This space was built for both brides and vendors. We have products, classes and workshops for brides and we also have meeting space for vendors. We know how important it is to have an office space to meet clients and give them a great first impression. Our goal is for brides and vendors will feel a sense of community here.