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Open Studio with Amy Graham Stigler

After giving you a sneak peek into the studio space of our designer, Amy Graham Stigler, we wanted to share some photos of the open studio party she recently hosted for lucky Smock fans in Wisconsin. First up, no party is complete without gorgeous letterpress invitations. Amy shares, “The color of my studio logo (Monograham) determined the mango and seamist color combination. I needed to incorporate a fair amount of information so I wanted to keep things simple and sweet.  The striped liner really pulled everything together and gave it a bit of a French patisserie feel, which I love and matched the evening’s menu of small pastries, cookies and candies.”

Custom Letterpress Invitations for Monograham Open Studio Event

Custom Letterpress Invitations for Monograham Open Studio Event

Custom Letterpress Invitations for Monograham Open Studio Event

Next, you’ve got to set the stage, in this case by lining the shelves with pretty examples of custom Smock letterpress wedding invitations and stationery and showing off our collection of letterpress holiday cards. And don’t forget the sweets and treats for all your guests! Amy says, “I love a good party and I actually really (really) enjoy all the fussing beforehand.  But the highlight is sharing an evening with friends…new and old.”

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Then, invite your friends and have a ball. Amy’s favorite tip for entertaining a crowd – “Keep things simple. I always edit the menu as I would rather do a few things and do them well than fill a table with odds and ends. I also like to choose a ‘house’ (or in this case ‘studio’) cocktail and then offer a non-alcoholic alternative. Less is often more.”

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Ok, so we’re officially dreaming up any excuse we can think of to throw a party. How about you?

Studio Tour with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock’s creative director, Amy Graham Stigler, recently hosted a really fun open studio event at her studio, Monograham, in Wisconsin. We’ll be sharing the beautiful custom Smock letterpress invitations Amy designed for her event and some photos from the event itself later in the week, but first a little studio tour seems in order. This is the space where the magic happens as Amy creates designs for Smock and on occasion has the opportunity to entertain guests at one of her fabulous parties. Amy’s space is so lovely it seemed fitting to give it a blog post all its own.

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Amy shares, “My studio is the second story of a 19th century home with perfectly-scaled detailing. I wanted to keep things light and clean and simple since I knew it would be filled with lots of product. The walls are my favorite color, a watery blue-green, and the furniture is a mix of IKEA and flea-market finds. Most my accessories are vintage and functional (holding samples, office supplies, etc.)”

gift-wrapSmock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Check back for more to come from Amy’s open studio later in the week…