I've recently taken a new job as the editor of Smarta. I get to travel around a little, and last week we were in Bristol, this week Birmingham. Our first event of the day was at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, which when we pulled up outside just looked like a big barn door that I thought would be leading to some warehousey-type studios. When we opened the door to enter, we literally all took a breath!

blue barn door fazeley studios

Fazeley Studios have worked tirelessly to retain the original features of this 150 year old Unitarian chapel. Religious iconography adorn the original windows, and the space is decorated with fresh white walls and a great choice of period influenced furniture and antiques. 

It's such a large bright and airy space that I couldn't help but feel calm and relaxed in. The seating area in the main hall was to die for, I think those sofas are the best I've seen in a while in terms of what I look for (crushed velvet, gold, obviously). Overall this is a beautiful co-working space that beats out any hipster warehouses I've come across!

For more information on Fazeley Studios, click here.