“Paint Like a Pro” workshops for 2015 …

New furniture workshops planned for 2015 …

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Furniture

Our recent “Paint like a Pro” workshop by Louisa Blackmore from West Egg was so much fun and such a huge success

that we have decided to bring her back again this next March – 2015.

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Instructor Louisa Blackmore

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Louisa Blackmore

The Paint Like a Pro workshop is an informative two day weekend workshop that focuses on furniture painting,

furniture restoration, simple upholstery techniques and decorative finishes.

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Deb - Michael

What I especially loved about this particular workshop is that each person brings their own furniture pieces to work on.

The workshops are also kept rather small so that each person has some individual one-on-one time with Louisa

on their own individual furniture pieces.

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Front of Studio

All supplies and materials are provided to complete your project.  And a sit down lunch and other light refreshments

are also served throughout both days.

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Louisa Blackmore - Bench Upholstery


 Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Hattie - Deb Painting

Currently – this two day workshop is available for two different weekends in March of next year. The first workshop is the weekend of March 7th and 8th … and the second workshop is the weekend of March 14th and 15th.

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Michael

Please be sure to sign up early as there has been much interest in these workshops since the last one …

and there is limited space for each workshop.

Space for the workshops can be purchased directly through our online shop – here!


Even the local dog came by for a visit …

Komedal Road - Paint Like a Pro Workshop - Studio Dog

Happy Fall to everyone …

Peace and Love

xoxo – liz

studio art walk – sept. 2014 …

Wanted to share a few images

from our last Studio Art Walk (the first weekend of September) …

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Shutter Display

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Children's French Night Shirt

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Metal Stencils

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Skull with Antlers

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Vintage French Memorial Plaque

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Metal Basket with Hydrangeas

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Stencils - Run

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Skull

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Dried Hydrangeas

I also want to thank all of you who came out and joined us last month …

as we loved seeing you!!

Here is our special guest of honor – Louisa Blackmore (here from England to put on a couple of great workshops),

along with my good friends Tom and Linda …

Komedal Road - Sept. 2014 - Studio Art Walk - Louisa Blackmore - Tom - Linda

Our next Studio Art Walk is coming up the first weekend of October …

Friday – Oct. 3rd

5:00 – 7:00

(We will also be open that weekend – Sat. and Sun. – Oct. 4th ant 5th from 10 to 5)

Cool Vintage Goods … Fresh Design Inspiration …

and Tasty Food and Beverages will be served!

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A quick fyi – I will be antiquing in Texas this month …

so I will be bringing lots and lots of great vintage back with me!

Looking forward to seeing you all very soon …

Peace and Love … xoxo – liz

style + substance workshop – sept. 13th …

We have just added our Second class for September!!

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Style + Substance

Start Up Your Creative Business

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Date: Saturday September 13th, 2014

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Komedal Road – Island Studio, Bainbridge Island, W.A.

Instructor: Louisa Blackmore / West Egg Interiors

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Course Outline:

This workshop is split broadly speaking into two halves: – style + substance…

The Old Barn Studio and Workshop - West Egg Interiors - Blunham, Bedfordshire

Gathering inspiration and fresh ideas and how to translate them into stunning images.

How to communicate your brand in an authentic and effective way.

Styling vignettes and lifestyle shots.

Using colour palettes to reflect your style.

Tips on interiors photography and practical advice.


Top 10 Must Have List for setting up a new interiors business.

Practical do’s and don’ts for business management.

How to set up a website for services or e-commerce.

Marketing on a shoe-string.

Social media and how to use it effectively to promote your business.

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During this one day workshop, we will be discussing all aspects of starting up a successful business from our own experience so you can learn from all our mistakes and we will share our top tips for success. Plus, you will be among others in exactly the same boat as you, something I wish that I had had before starting my business. We will cover a lot of material which is designed to give you a really good springboard for launching your own business.


And …

lunch, snacks and all refreshments are also included …

and let’s just say that this girl is AMAZING in the kitchen as well!!


       For this workshop – all materials are provided.

Louisa does recommend bringing a camera, ideally a DSLR but even an iphone would be suitable.

Also – notepads, etc… so you can take notes if you wish.

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So hang up your hat …

and come and enjoy the day with us in our newly remodeled Island Studio …

it will be tons of fun – and I am sure you will leave more than inspired!!


There is a special  “Komedal Road – Island Studio” price for this workshop …

Cost for this workshop is $175 rather than $235 – available until August 14, 2014

( click here to sign up! )

See you all very soon – can’t wait to share the new space with you!!

Peace and Love to all of you!!
xoxo – liz
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Also – please note that there is also a “Komedal Road – Island Studio” price

for the “Paint like a Pro” workshop as well!


Cost of this workshop is $370 rather than $470 – available until August 14, 2014

which I might just say is an incredible price!!

( click here to sign up for that one as well! )

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all photo credit and permission / Louisa Blackmore

(Many photos above are of Louisa’s lovely barn in England …

where she has her interior design studio … and holds her workshops!!)

komedal road – island studio opening …

Sharing a few photos from last weekend’s opening …

feeling very blessed and grateful to live in this wonderful community!!


my little studio … my happy place …

where I plan to surround myself with things I truly love

and then share them with all of you!














Thank you to all of you who came out this weekend …

it meant so much more to me than you will ever know!!!

I am looking forward to bringing you new and fun inspiration

the first weekend of every month!

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Happy Monday everyone!!!

Peace and much Love … to all of you!

xoxo – liz

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photos / liz le dorze

komedal road – island studio opening …

Please join us in celebrating

the opening of our new studio space …

Komedal Road – Island Studio

We will be open this weekend – starting with an evening celebration on …

Fri. (August 1st) – 5:00 to 8:00 – with a little bubbly and chocolate cake (gluten free)!


we will also be open this weekend on … Sat. (August 2nd) – 10:00 to 5:00

and Sun. (August 3rd) – 10:00 to 5.00 – with a little homemade blackberry pie

being served throughout the day (also gluten free)!

We have spent the last month or so working hard on this little space …

and as it all started to come together

I felt truly grateful to have a place that I can feel free to be my creative self …

something that my heart has been craving for a very, very long time!!

and now …

well let’s just say it’s finally starting to come together …

and yes – this is most definitely going to be my new happy place!!

The Komedal Road – Island Studio is located in the old Bainbridge Blues studio space

(which some of you may remember)

and we couldn’t be more excited to be back!!

Here is the address…

Komedal Road – Island Studio

381 Wallace Way NE – Suite 107

Bainbridge Island, WA


After this weekend …

Komedal Road’s studio will be open to the public the first weekend of every month.

(same weekends as Art Walk)

We will be changing it up each month with seasonal colors and so much more …

including some local featured artists here and there as well!

In September …

we will be adding design workshops and classes at our new additional space right next door!

Currently we are in the process of remodeling that space as well …

it will have a bit more of an art-studio vibe!  Can’t wait to share!!

As a reminder … our very first class is the …
“Paint like a Pro”
It will take place over the weekend of September 6th and 7th!!

The workshop is being taught by the very sweet Louisa Blackmore from Bedford England.

She is a talented designer & furniture restorer …

and has wonderful website and blog called west egg!

Her two day class will cover furniture painting, restoration, upholstery, and decorative techniques.

And of course – tasty food and refreshments will also be included!

For more information and to sign up for this great workshop – go to www.westegg.co.uk

and click on workshops. Spaces are limited and are starting to fill up …

hope to seeing some of you there!! 🙂

And of course … really hoping to see some of you this weekend!!!

Peace and Blessings to all of you …

xoxo – liz

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photo credits…

Komedal Road photos – Liz Le Dorze

West Egg photos – Louisa Blackmore

“Paint like a Pro” workshop coming in September …

I am so excited to let you know that the

“Paint Like a Pro”

– Weekend Workshop –

is coming to our . . .

Komedal Road – Studio

September 6th and 7th

right here on beautiful Bainbridge Island!!

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The instructor behind this wonderful workshop is the very talented …

Louisa Blackmore!

Louisa is not only a talented designer … but also a fabulous blogger (www.westegg.co.uk) … and an experienced furniture restorer all the way from Bedfordshire England!!

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Paint Like A Pro Weekend Workshop  - West Egg - Bainbridge Island - Seattle - furniture painting - furniture restoration - upholstery

In this wonderful two day workshop Louisa will cover the following topics …

  • Choosing furniture; how to source pieces and what to look out for.
  • Preparation tips for all types of furniture including heavily varnished pieces.
  • Basic repair work, how to remove stains, guidance on the tools and materials required.
  • Furniture painting using Autentico chalk paints.
  • Waxing unpainted furniture and finishing techniques for unpainted furniture.
  • Different decorative techniques for painted furniture including distressing and authentic French country style, crackle effect, decoupage and gilding.
  • Finishing techniques including waxing, varnishing and sealing.
  • Basic upholstery – how to upholster simple projects such as a drop in seat dining chair, stool or footstool.

The cost of the workshop is $470.00 and includes all materials including paints and waxes, notes covering each stage of the project with full instructions, breakfast, lunch and refeshments during the workshop, and a skype follow-up call (up to 1 hour) anytime after the workshop.


I can not even begin to tell you all how truly lucky we are to have Louisa teach this class right here on Bainbridge Island!!  If you are interested in taking this workshop – sign up soon as class space is very limited!  I personally can’t wait till Sept!! 🙂

To learn more about this incredible workshop . . . click here!!

To sign up for the class . . . click here!!

Paint Like A Pro workshop - furniture painting - furniture restoration - upholstery - Bainbridge Island, Seattle - September 6,7 2014 - Postcard

This is truly such a great way to start off our new …

Komedal Road – Studio Workshops!!!

See you there!!

xoxo – liz

PS – so what is this Komedal Road Studio you ask??

well – soon I will have so much more to share on that …

but until then – be sure to Save this Date … 🙂

Friday – Aug 1st, 2014

for the grand opening of our new …

Komedal Road – Studio!!

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introducing kalklitir . . .

Komedal Road is very excited to announce that we are going to be carrying

the most gorgeous line of lime paint from Sweden . . .


Kalklitir wall finishes are natural lime paints for use on walls and furniture.

They are beautiful, environmentally friendly, and are VOC free – being made

from natural lime and natural pigments.

When mixed with water . . .

Kalklitir produces a gorgeous chalky matte finish

that has superb depth and will age beautifully over time!

A perfect choice for old world interiors . . .

to the most modern of houses!

Kalklitir is packaged as a powder in 1 kg bags.

Each 1 kg bag of powder when mixed with 1.7 liters of water will make 2 liters of lime paint.

These 2 liters will cover approximately 16 to 24 square meters (one coat) or 8-12 square meters with 2 coats. (Kalklitir recommends a 2 coat application).

Kalklitir should always be applied with a lime brush – and should not be rolled with a roller.

The result that you get from this beautiful product is absolutely stunning!!

A lovely soft matte finish with depth that is quite simply amazing!!

Here are just a couple of my favorite colors from the line . . .

Antique Bleu . . . Lute Primo . . .

Audur Skula is the talented designer behind this beautiful line of wall finishes . . .

She has a depth of knowledge and paint skills . . .

and I have loved being inspired by her – both with her Kalklitir line of paints

and also on her personal blog When Decorating!

Here is a wonderful video of Audur applying Kalklitir to a wall

showing how simple and easy it is to do!!

 Kalklitir – How to apply lime color on a wall from Kalklitir on Vimeo.

We are beyond excited to be the first retailer here in the US to represent their products!

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They are now available here in our Online Shop!!

Hope you are now inspired as much as I have been . . .

looking forward to sharing more with you in the weeks and months to come!!

Welcome to the BEAUTIFUL world of Kalklitir!! 🙂


peace and love . . .

xoxo – liz




( permission to use all photos and video given by Kalklitir )

round top, texas – week #15 …

 Week #15

Cool Vintage Goods…

from our recent trip to 

Round Top – Texas

– spring 2014 –

now available in our …


Each and every Sunday – we add some Fresh Goods

to our Online Shop!!

Here is this weeks selection . . .

komedal road - vintage linen dish towels 1

komedal road - grainsack with two navy stripes

komedal road - embroidered fabric 1

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komedal road - indigo cloth 2

komedal road - vintage linen sheet 1

It was truly an AMAZING trip going to Texas this year . . .

I had such a wonderful time with old friends . . .

met a few new ones along the way . . .

and . . .

I found a way to renew my soul!

Not to mention – finding all this really great vintage!!

A quick fyi . . .

I have weeks and weeks worth of goods for the Online Shop – so I hope

you will stop by often and perhaps find something that makes your heart skip a beat!

I know I sure did!! 🙂


Peace and Love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

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Click here to go to our Online Shop!!

you can also find us here on instagram . . .