interior design

la petite headquarters

by Grace Bonney

I love seeing how small spaces can be transformed into beautiful new homes for businesses. I was completely overwhelmed when trying to decorate our first-ever D*S office this spring, so I’m majorly jealous of the team at La Petite, an online kids’ magazine, who got to work with designer Kirsten Grove on their new space. Kirsten’s cousin, Rachelle Francey, is the editor of La Petite and wanted some help creating a space in her home that would work well for meetings and the everyday tasks associated with running an online magazine. So Kirsten went to work transforming Rachelle’s front sitting room into the official La Petite headquarters.

I think the colorful ceiling is my favorite part of this project. Kirsten used a salmon-colored paint called Freckles (Valspar) that works well with the existing metallic wallpaper. The project called on some more family members, like Kirsten’s father-in-law, who created the workspace table and bench. For one final bit of color, Kirsten dipped each of the office chair legs in a minty green paint. Additional accessories came from Normann Copenhagen, Ferm Living, Target, West Elm, A + R Store and Ikea. The final result is a space that’s great for working but also blends well into a modern home. Congrats to Kirsten and Rachelle on the beautiful new space. xo, grace

All photographs by Joyce Alexander

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.