Updated: Dec 22, 2018
Another year over and what have you done? It makes you think doesn't it?
For many of us, pretty much everything will be the same. ....but what a year!
This year we have exceeded our own expectations. Since opening our studio Jolaru, our lives have been taken over with the excitement of it all - sleepless nights with heads buzzing, ideas whizzing and deadlines looming but we wouldn't change a thing.
As a new business, we feel truly blessed to already have a growing customer base of clients who 'get us', love our style and appreciate our work. We've outgrown our studio already and taken up more space at Vallum so that we can showcase our preloved furniture which we carefully source locally, nationally and from Europe.
Our style has developed over the past six months into creations that are unique, stylish, luxurious and slightly classic with a twist. Each piece of furniture that Jo creates is individual and reflects our style. Laura's abstract artwork is proving very popular, painting commissions to specification and canvasses for sale online and in the studio.
Our home accessories continue to grow with handmade lampshades, pretty faux flowers, palms and trees, crystal vases, planters, beautiful Shifa soy wax candles and diffusers.
We have enjoyed creating interior designs and seeing them come life. Our most recent, the Tipi at Vallum (we believe) is the best Tipi in town!
We appreciate our small team who have helped us get to this stage - our friends and colleagues here at Vallum Farm, new customers, and our suppliers Fusion, Linwood Fabrics and Wallpapers, Charlotte Gaisford and Hannah Nunn. We couldn't have come this far and produced work the the standard we do without you.
So we will both be winding down this week and closing for a well earned rest between Christmas and New Year.
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a very happy 2019!
Love Jo and Laura xx