This week on “Behind the Door With”, I’m in sunny Mt Martha on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula meeting Carli Alexander, the creative genius behind Love Carli paperie and design studio. Carli has owned the business for three and a half years and creates beautiful greeting cards, custom event stationery and pretty paper goods for all of life’s special occasions.
I love how weddings are a great excuse for beautiful stationery and Carli’s range has you covered at every step, from customized illustrations to beautiful favour tags. Carli has a stunning range of ready to go invitations, ‘The Love Carli Collection’, to pick from as well as specializing in custom designs.
Carli is also a huge fan of all the little details at weddings and can help couples personalise everything including custom welcome chalkboards, order of service paddle fans and even tiny wooden log holders for placecards! I love that all the stationery is illustrated by Carli herself, so you know your stationery is extra special.
Love Carli started off as a home-based business that Carli ran part time, but has quickly grown to a full time career. Carli recently moved to Mt Martha and now works out of The Nook Gallery and Studios where she rents a desk in a cool converted warehouse space with other creatives. “I really wanted to get my business out there” says Carli “and when I moved to Mt Martha it seemed like a perfect fit”.
The studio is next to Mornington’s famous Commonfolk Coffee which Carli tells me is both a blessing and a curse for a coffee lover like herself. There’s also a brewery down the road which is great for after work drinks. Carli is looking forward to summer when Nook Studios host markets and open studio days for some of the local creatives to showcase their skills.
Carli tells me that working in a creative space has been perfect for her as she can come and go when she pleases and clients can pick up invites from her directly. “It’s also been great for work/life balance” says Carli “to have somewhere to keep all my work tools and then have time to go home and leave work at work.”
I love how lots of business owners are designing their work lives around what works for them and how many options there are now!
Images by Love Carli
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such pretty things – just swooning over the beautiful designs and the colours!
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.