The Spears’ are a creative family. Aj is a wood-craftsman specializing in endgrain cutting boards. His woodshop, full of family heirloom saws and equipment, is in his garage. A small cozy space where we’ve shared IPAs, jokes shouted over the buzz of the machines, and geeking out over his craft. All with the Tulsa sunlight pouring in and the comforting smell of sawdust. His wife Jackie is a weaver and yarn spinner. Her weaving studio, in their bedroom, is filled with colorful yarns organized in a rainbow spectrum of options, many spun by her own hand. Her cheerful studio has been the site of energizing conversation and art talk, often with her youngest Archer on her hip, and their first born Jack bouncing around asking questions.
Both creative entrepreneurs with growing businesses that easily overtake parts of their living space, they needed more room in their home.
Enter the collaboration with Align Design Group. The plan was an addition of Master Bedroom Suite and new Living Room Space. The addition needed to match the context and vibe of the existing space and also provide seamless flow of movement between work space and living space. Functionality and layout was an important design consideration to this expansion.
Our process began, as always, with hand rendered drawing sets that explored several options. Followed by putting these into our software and creating digital renderings. Collaboration meetings with the Spears along the way is also a key part of the process.
In May of 2019 construction began, the process moved quickly, here we are in August with the project about to wrap up. We are incredibly happy to facilitate growth with intention for this young family, the Spears are gonna go far!