I just got back from the Pinterest conference- it was SO fun! Okay, I am the worst at keeping secrets… but this new announcement might actually be the one I’m most excited about! We literally just launched our FIRST product in collaboration with Boahaus. The Best Friends For Frosting, “Claire” Desk is officially LIVE and available for purchase. UPDATE 1/31/2019: This desk has been discontinued. Thank you so much for all who have supported this project. As I’m typing this post, it feels surreal!!! Someone pinch me through the computer! ;). UPDATE 8/01/2018: The Best Friends For Frosting Claire Desk SOLD OUT within 48 minutes!!!! I’m crying HAPPY tears over here. Join Boahaus’s waitlist to be the first to know when the Claire Desk is back in stock.
About the “Claire” Desk by Best Friends For Frosting
With a love of bunnies, pink, ballerinas and bear hugs- I named the desk after my daughter Claire. The “Claire” Desk is perfect for anyone who loves bright and airy spaces and modern designs. The whole desk is made up of clean lines to help give it an elegant, minimalist feel. Plus there are absolutely NO drawers. The lack of hidden drawers means there are no ways to stuff away junk and create tons of clutter and chaos. Instead each side of the desk has open, built-in shelves for storage space. It will still leave you with plenty of storage space and keep you honest about your organization! The Best Friends For Frosting Claire Desk will only be available for a limited time and in a limited quantity, so be sure to check it out as if someone yelled “Run Forest Run!” ;)
Expanding Best Friends For Frosting into a Product Line
Over the past year or so, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I wanted BFFF to grow and how I wanted to grow along with the brand. The whole process of deciding exactly what that meant, involved a lot of mindful thinking, late night discussions with Andy, colleagues, family and friends, and more than a few pieces of chocolate. Through it all, I just kept feeling this strong calling to begin designing tangible products. Specifically, products that are an extension of the Best Friends For Frosting brand that everyone can enjoy. As much as I love sharing my life on BFFF, I couldn’t stop thinking about creating products and pieces that allowed everyone to experience BFFF in a tangible way. I am thankful that we have grown the #SOBestFriendsForFrosting community over the past few years, but I’ve really felt that we need more ways to create a tailored, personalized experience to all of you. This realization is also why we are launching the SOBestFriendsForFrosting Airbnb this summer! This is just the beginning. I cannot wait to share more new innovative launches with you this year. Stay tuned! ;)
Designing My First Product
Ever since I was a young child, helping my parents on house renovations and interior design projects, I loved the idea of creating products! I mean seriously, this is coming from the same girl who SOLD OUT on DIY stress balls in 5th grade- hello balloons stuffed with playdough. Oh and did I mention my subscription based Hanson Magazine made on my parents black and white copy machine. ;) So, when the opportunity to design a product with the Boahaus came up, I jumped at the chance! Honestly the timing could not have been more perfect, as I was already knee-deep in renovations to my home office. Designs for the home office were at a total stand still though because I could NOT find the right desk for the space. In one of our first meetings, the Boahaus team suggested that our first product collaboration be a writing desk and I actually had to stop myself from laughing out loud! It could not have been more perfect! I love how sometimes things just fall into place in the most amazing way. :) I put my design cap on, and together with Boahaus we ended up creating the Best Friends For Frosting “Claire” Desk! I could not love this desk more! It’s chic, modern, and a stylish piece to brighten up any room or office. I’m so thrilled for this product collaboration as I am obsessed with this desk. The “Claire” Desk will be available in limited quantities starting today directly through Boahaus! Boahaus is a nationally trusted furniture retailer that is carried in places like Macy’s, Staples, Wayfair, Hayneedle, Better Homes & Gardens, and the long list goes on.
Modern Chic Desk
Our Boahaus collaboration is the first of many new and exciting projects that I just can’t wait to share with all of you! :) And I seriously can’t wait for you to all see the Best Friends For Frosting “Claire” Desk in person and hear all of your thoughts! :) I personally LOVE this timeless desk. It makes me so happy to see it in my office every single day. Don’t forget to share your desk using the #BestFriendsForFrostingDesk hashtag.
So Much Gratitude. My Heart is Full!
For the past 7 years, we have been in this together and I couldn’t be more grateful to have each and every one of YOU right along side of me on this journey. I can see how many people come to BFFF’s blog and social media posts, I read your comments, I read your messages on Instagram and Facebook, I see the content you’re re-pinning on Pinterest, I read your emails- and I couldn’t be more grateful for this amazing community. I sincerely feel inspired and overjoyed to grow the BFFF brand even further and take things to the next level with you! I am smiling ear to ear as I type this. ;). I’ll be back tomorrow to share my FULL office interior design reveal…. it literally took me months to design because I am the most indecisive person ever. ;). Can’t wait for you to see the rest. XO, Melissa