“Paint Like a Pro” workshops for 2015 …

New furniture workshops planned for 2015 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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Happy Fall to everyone …

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!!)

“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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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!!

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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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