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A Noosa Design Studio's Chic New Office, Inside A Former 80s Club

Creative People

It’s been full steam ahead since Noosa designer Chloe Tozer started CLO Studios with her mother seven years ago. The design studio and boutique has since brought their creative touch a range of beachy homes and commercial projects, alongside their boutique of carefully curated homewares and art from around the world.

Now with Chloe at the helm, CLO Studios has grown into a new-look headquarters, having transformed an old live music club into an eclectic ‘atelier’ and office!

18th January, 2023

Inside CLO Studio’s new-look office! Photo – Jessie Prince

Having taken over most of an old 80s music club, they’ve created warm space that showcases their eclectic style and love of art. Artwork by Stanislas Piechaczek. Photo – Jessie Prince

A cosy corner. Photo – Jessie Prince

Rendered walls washed with an creamy neutral helps give the space a calming energy. Photo – Jessie Prince

‘Our meeting room is named the Mariachi Room as an ode to the building’s past, and to make all our clients that partied there back in the day smile,’ Chloe says. Photo – Jessie Prince

Timber details brings texture to one of the walls. Photo – Jessie Prince

CLO Studios’ retail space is also located just next door! Photo – Jessie Prince

They stock a range of homewares, art and furniture from local brands and international artisans. Photo – Jessie Prince

CLO Studios founder and creative director Chloe Tozer. Photo – Jessie Prince

Photo – Jessie Prince

Christina Karras
Wednesday 18th January 2023

Seven years into running her Noosa-based design studio and boutique, CLO Studios founder and creative director Chloe Tozer knew it was time for a refresh – of the brand, and their office.

She originally started the business at just 21 with her mother, Trudy, an interior designer. But now with Chloe leading CLO Studios’ team of 24, the team needed a new space that could reflect how they evolved in the last few years.

‘We were bursting at the seams… so when the opportunity presented to take over the lease next door, we jumped at it!’ Chloe says. ‘The building, originally from the ‘80s, is an old live music club named Mariachis.’

‘We got the keys and the next day had builders knocking down walls.’

Fast-forward 16 weeks, and they had transformed the two spaces into one impressive atelier, with a meeting space named the ‘Mariachi Room’ as a playful ode to the building’s partying past.

The colour palette was inspired by a beautiful ‘red-wine-meets-aubergine’ tone, complemented with earthy, rendered walls for a calming effect. Each person in Chloe’s team also shared their ideas for the office in an anonymous questionnaire, which has helped spark ‘a lot of creativity and collaboration’ in the new space.

‘We now have a dedicated library full of inspiring fabrics, finishes and book,’ Chloe adds. ‘It feels very homely with lots of natural light.’

Most of the art in the office is from Chloe’s ‘sentimental’ collection. These include an original by famous French artist Max Paprt she picked up from a gallery in Saint Germain and a few pieces by friend and local artist Stanislas Piechascek.

She says their office is now the perfect introduction to CLO Studio’s interior style, showcasing a love of mixing design eras, colours, and textures with her client’s own stories. Plus, their boutique is just next door, filled with ‘beautiful treasures’ from international destinations like Morocco, alongside homewares, furniture and art from local brands. And the store will also be getting a facelift soon, so watch this space!

Find out more about CLO Studios and shop their boutique online here

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