Studio tour: Paloma’s Nest

studio doves and boxes

I’ve been a big fan of Caroline’s ever since Paloma’s Nest came on the scene…her personalized bowls are my go-to for bridal and shower gifts, so I was thrilled she agreed to show us around her studio!  Thanks Caroline!

Name: Caroline Colom Vasquez
Location: Austin Texas
Company: Paloma’s Nest
What is your aesthetic? Pure, nostalgic, and traditional -in a non-traditional way.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Lots of windows and stained glass allow for plenty of sunshine. Vintage and antique pieces are repurposed and adapted for daily, modern use. Calming color palette gives a sense of controlled, peaceful chaos.
Favorite part of your studio? The shipping room, where all of the finished work is gathered to receive the finishing touches, and to be  wrapped in brown paper boxes and tied up with string….these really are a few of my favorite things!
Where do you go for inspiration? To sleep. My best ideas come to me before dozing off for the night.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? My collection of vintage stamps. I even have some stored in a safe-deposit box.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I’d love to move the business into a charming Victorian house with plenty of room for everything- our production studio, shipping department, and an office of my very own. A grandiose dining room table for company lunches and meetings would be terrific, too.  Someday.

studio inspiration board copy

studio kiln

studio waiting to pack

studio packing room

studio stamps

studio office

[images from Paloma's Nest]

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14 Comments to “Studio tour: Paloma’s Nest”

  1. maria @ {ritzy bee} Says:

    So lovely to see where her inspiration comes from!

  2. bonnie tsang Says:

    Very nice to see her studio since I don’t get to meet her in person yet. It shows how classy and creative she is. :)

  3. Michelle @ My Personal Artist Says:

    Congratulations! You have created a truly UNIQUE + original product. You are certainly a very gifted and creative lady. I wish you all of the success in the world. You deserve it.

  4. Zoë Lingard Says:

    I LOVE these features, it’s so interesting to see what people surround themselves with.

  5. Becky Says:

    I love to see the “behind the scenes” details of studio’s like this!

  6. Austin Wedding Blog Says:

    Too cool!Her ringbearer bowls are to die for! Great post.

  7. honeymyheart Says:

    love the behind the scenes of the studio. makes me love paloma’s nest even more.

  8. Julianne Smith Says:

    this is great! i’m really enjoying your studio tours! it helps that both ritzy bee and paloma’s nest are totally adorable! thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Sarah Says:

    Such a wonderful interview and gorgeous space! I love Caroline’s work & love seeing all of her inspiration.

  10. Melissa de la Fuente Says:

    What a lovely interview and such a great series! I adore lovely Caroline and her work and it is so much fun to see where is all happens!
    Thank you both!
    xo
    Melissa

  11. D Says:

    These cards are awesome!

  12. Hilary Says:

    I have noticed this adorable shop in the past.
    I wonder what those little white bowls are made of?
    porcelain? bisque?
    They are precious.

  13. Betty Says:

    Are Caroline and Rae Dunn friends? Their work are strikingly similar: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5334039&ga_search_query=raedunn&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

  14. Heather Says:

    can we find out the artist that is shown twice in the interview – first of a female bust – then second – all you can see are bits of feet. big swirly gestural lines. love it.

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