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

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