Office Space Member Lauren Battistini - WorkLodge

I received this letter today from one of our newest Members (and a Startup), wanting to tell her story of her first 30 days at WorkLodge. So many people ask us what life at the Lodge is like compared to other office space. I’ll let Lauren explain why in her own words!

Taking the plunge from virtual member to officing Lodger at WorkLodge took some faith and a tad of “crazy” if you ask me. After graduating from fashion design school in 2016, I became a virtual member at the Vintage Park location, not only to legitimize my brand (with a physical business address), but also to chat up fellow entrepreneurs on occasion.

I met career strategist Natasha Ferguson at an event I hosted here. I was looking for some direction in my business and after meeting with Natasha, we determined that I could establish a color consulting firm while also launching the fashion brand. You see, color and color analysis form part of my professional past, and I am fully credentialed in these areas.

I moved into WorkLodge on September 1, 2017, and the first 30 days have been a whirlwind in the best possible sense. Here are some highlights:

  • I formed a new LLC, LFB Color Consulting, to offer professional color analysis and color branding services to both individuals and businesses. My new website goes live on October 5th.
  • I taped a professional welcome video for the website with renowned Houston videographer Michelle Roycroft
  • Fellow Lodger Amy Walker set me up and walked me through QuickBooks. We met here at WorkLodge passing each other in the halls, and I knew right away that working with her would be a good fit!
  • Houston ABC Channel 13 came to interview me on camera about fall’s top 10 Pantone colors and how to wear them. Tune in on October 19th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to view the segment!
  • The ABC TV camera crew is coming back to our Vintage Park location to record me in October discussing vegan fashion and my apparel designs.
  • Last weekend at WorkLodge I held first ever fashion photography shoot featuring the debut vegan women’s apparel line.

Most importantly, I was selected by master colorist Darin Wright of to be trained on her state-of-the-art color analysis system, ebhues. Darin and I were both trained years ago on the same color analysis system, but she has since developed a more customized, expanded and proprietary system of her own, available until now only in her Chattanooga, Tennessee studio. I will become Darin’s first and only trained ebhues color analyst in the world.

What I will be able to offer the Houston community is something they cannot find anywhere else except with Darin Wright herself.

All in all, I feel so incredibly blessed and grateful for the multitude of opportunities that have come my way since transitioning to full-time Lodger here at WorkLodge.

Thank you Vintage Park team, for the enthusiasm and support you have offered during my first month.

Lauren F. Battistini