Cadabbra had the incredible opportunity to inspire so many women at the Business Chicks 9 to Thrive Melbourne event in August. 

Challenged with a 3x3m space, we wanted to create an installation that showcased the power of interiors, and its positive impact on our creativity, wellbeing, and productivity; something many of us forget as we become more time-challenged in our busy everyday.    

The style inspiration:

Inspired by the Business Chicks girlboss movement, we opted for a luxe glam style using golds, pinks, florals, and a pop of teal.

An oversized floral print wallpaper was selected to create a dark and moody, yet soft, ambience.


Linn Wold's Hummingbird:

When it came to choosing the artwork for the space, Linn Wold's striking 'Hummingbird' print captivated our hearts. She brings life and dimension to the space. Her fierce with strong expression represents the determination and strength we see in every girlboss. 

Pretty and meaningful:

Every colour and item was curated to symbolise the journey of a girlboss:

  • Gold - wealth and fortune 
  • Pink and Teal - the combination of femininity and masculinity
  • Florals - the blooming of handwork and goals
  • Animals - a whimsical place to dream big
  • Crystals and Marble - connecting with nature
  • Clock and Hourglass - planning and motivation
  • Marshmallows and Champagne - to celebrate the ups and downs

A wonderful response:

We were blown away by the reactions and feedback of our visitors. Many enjoyed sitting in the girlboss chair to take in the space (and take a few selfies!). Thank you to everyone who stopped by our installation. We're truly grateful for the opportunity to personally meet everyone.

We hope each visitor left feeling inspired and empowered to rethink and recreate a workspace that is the perfect backdrop to achieving their dreams. Whether it is a small nook, or a dedicated room, it's a place that is a reflection of them and their aspirations.

One lucky visitor:

Cadabbra gave one lucky visitor the chance to have their space transformed into their utlimate dream workspace. We enjoyed reading all the competition entries, and wish we could transform everyone's spaces!

Congrats to our girlboss office makeover winner - Jo from Airoart. In her competition entry, Jo told us that a makeover would create a space for her clients to feel great, and inspire her to do her best work ever. It was great to see Jo wanting her space to have a positive impact on others.

Checkout the transformation of her lash bar on our Facebook page. You'll be truly stunned with the before and after pics!

Our collaborators:

Our installation vision was brought to life by the wonderful stylists - Alison, of Leeder Interiors, and Maree, of The Design Loft Aus. It was also made possible by the amazing local businesses who believed in our mission. Thank you for saying "Yes"!

Photography of our event was captured by Tess Kelly.



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