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Peek Inside a Super-Stylish Collaborative Workspace

This Georgetown studio delivers a modern-chic office setting for its creative entrepreneurs.
Peek Inside a Super-Stylish Collaborative Workspace
All photos by Lauren Joseph.

Ready to experience some major office envy? This collaborative workspace, in a second-story suite overlooking the Key Bridge in Georgetown, inspires with its modern, minimalist design, and it’s professional home to the Creative Collective, a team of ten-plus creatives and entrepreneurs that includes wedding planning duo Events in the City, photographer Abby Jiu, beauty vlogger Claire Ashley, and nutrition blogger Carlene Thomas, among others. Lifestyle blogger Meg Biram launched the workspace, which allows its members to use the studio part-time as needed, last year after growing tired of working solo. Naturally, decorating it to perfection was a top priority—so Biram linked up with retail partners such as AllModern, West Elm, Lulu & Georgia, and Calypso St. Barth to help create her contemporary haven.

“A lot of what I do involves photography—client photo shoots, blog photo shoots, even just shots for Instagram,” says Biram. “Because of that, I wanted the space to be as white as possible so we would have an easier time with the color in images. The walls are white and all of the surfaces are white on purpose.”

And indeed, there’s plenty of clean, airy white in the sunlit, bay-windowed office, from the high-gloss standing desks—which are actually repurposed bar tables—to the conference table. Contrasting pops of black and accents of clear acrylic and gold introduce interest to the neutral decor. Biram painted the hallway’s abstract wall pattern herself, outfitted the rear conference room with a large piece of her own artwork, and updated the bland bathroom (see the transformation on West Elm’s blog) with a coat of feminine blush pink paint and simple, graphic accessories.

Keep reading to get a glimpse inside the collective’s workspace, and then—if you’re feeling inspired—we’ve linked to the same or similar pieces used in this office, below.

Get the look:

In main room // Standing desks/bar tables, $399.99; Bar stools, $207.99; Robert Abbey Delta table lamp, $211.60; CB2 rolling carts, $129; Ikea Docksta tulip table, $199; Arteriors horn trio, $276; Leigh Viner vintage photography print, starting at $28; Vogue – June 1949 photo print, starting at $139; Mountain Snow ceramic table lamp, $362.50; West Elm trays, $59 to $89.

In conference room // dCOR design Helsinki dining table, $973.11; Safavieh Bentley arm chairs, $238.99; Meg Biram I’m Blushing painting, $1,500; Society Social The Draper bar cart in grey ostrich, $295; West Elm dotted mercury glass hurricane, $24.

In entry way // Harry Allen metallic piggy bank, $220; Leigh Viner illustration print, $28.

In bath // Leigh Viner vintage photography print, starting at $28; Gray Malin Miami Pink Umbrellas print, starting at $299

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