Surya & Dave Pinto of WeeGallery
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Wee Gallery is no stranger to Apartment Therapy; their colorful wall decals, prints and mobiles have been spotted in homes numerous times over the years. So it was a pleasure to check out their new work digs in St. Petersburg, Florida and to see where are the fun begins.
Wee Gallery is run by Surya and Dave Pinto, the creative and business forces behind the company, respectively. Together the couple remodeled a raw downtown space this past year, adding everything from the ground up, including the curved wall that marks the entry. Both are excited about the bright, airy space — it's a far cry from their previous home studio. The high ceilings and super huge windows let in loads of light, and create a none-too-shabby space to spend the work day.
The studio matches the Wee Gallery aesthetic. It has clean and crisp lines, much like their designs. The white walls are a perfect background to make their wares pop. The black and white modern furniture and lighting are paired with more traditional patterned textiles in near neon shades. The bright textiles and the packed bookcase add just enough color and interest, without being overwhelming.
It's clear that Surya and Dave's children are equally at home here. Anya (home sick that day) curls up on the sofa with her bookbag on the floor, or sits side by side with her mom and draws pig princesses. This is a creative space, where ideas and children equally thrive.
Thanks, Surya and Dave!
(Images: Dabney Frake)
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