Office Makeover Winner Shows Off Spoils

And the winner is… Soulteria’s Alissa Millett celebrated her victory in the “Xero Beautiful Business Contest” by showcasing her newly designed inspirational, yet functional home workspace. As part of the Xero contest, Millett’s home office was designed by celebrated stylist and interior designer Estee Stanley.

Ben Richmond, US Country Manager at Xero, says the contest, launched earlier this year, called for small businesses to enter to win a $15,000 office refresh. As a global small business platform, Xero’s mission is to make lives better for small businesses and their communities. “Our goal was to help a small business and inject some positivity after facing a number of challenging years.”

After receiving a number of entries, Millett, CEO of the sustainable swimwear company, received the grand prize. Millett had poured her life savings into launching Soulteria, but had minimal funds left to finish out her home office space. Through a combination of thrifting and upcycling, she was able to piece together a passable workspace, but lacked the style and function she wanted.

Following a design consultation with Stanley and a two-month redecorating process, the highly-anticipated space was created. She says the makeover could not have come at a better time. “We have been working hard to expand Soulteria, and this makeover validates all of that effort and more. And to partner with a global company whose values ​​so closely align with ours, and whose sole focus is empowering small businesses of all kinds, makes it that much sweeter.”

Following a virtual design consultation to understand Millett’s design aesthetic and functional needs, Stanley created a design board inspired by the work Soulteria does for young women, the community and the planet. Her design incorporated earthy and natural tones with bold, modern accents, resulting in a space that sparks both creativity and productivity.

“I was thrilled to partner with Xero on this project to transform a deserving small business owner’s office,” Stanley says. “As a small business owner myself, I understand the importance of creating a workspace that is beautiful, yet practical. joy to work with Alissa throughout this process and hope the redesign provides inspiration to the Soulteria team for years to come.”

For more details on Souleria’s stunning transformation, visit the Xero blog.


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