With the completion of our recent bathroom renovation, we are now ready to move on to my studio/office. I thought I'd share a few photos of how the studio looks now, before Mr. E begins transforming my space.
(You'll often find fresh flowers in the studio, as well as lots of sharpened pencils.)
With large double windows on both walls, I'm thankful to have a space which receives lots of morning and afternoon light. However, I often work in the evening as well so new lighting is the first item of importance on the renovation list.
I'm still deciding on a paint color, but leaning towards something in the grey/slate spectrum. Crown molding will be installed, as well as wood floors. The furniture was purchased a few years ago from IKEA. It fits perfectly in the space and provides different areas for sewing, jewelry making, office work, packaging and cutting fabric.
I'm not a fan of clutter, so I prefer a pretty clean work space. These white wooden trays are perfect to hold the supplies I reach for quite often.
Large magnetic boards are useful for holding pending orders and supply purchases, as well as current inspirations or family photos. Love my Ott light and desk magnifier lamp - both must haves.
On the opposite side of the main wall are large storage cabinets. Behind these doors you'll find jewelry supplies, ribbons, tools, paper & countless other things. I'm pretty obsessed with organization (the Container Store loves me) so all supplies are stored neatly in plastic containers and labeled as well. File drawers hold both business and personal records making it super easy to keep track of everything.
This is the area where I sew. Through the window I have a view of our back yard & garden. It's also the area where I keep my Cameo Silhouette which I'm hoping to find more time to work with this year. My most recent purchase for the studio was a BOSE speaker system for the computer. My music never sounded so wonderful and I highly recommend them.
While I have ample shelving in the basement for shipping supplies, bolts of fabric, seasonal product and flat files for paper storage, I do need some additional storage & display space in the studio. This long wall is where I hope to accomplish this by installing some white storage cubbies, instead of closed cabinets. We'll be purchasing the IKEA Expedit units. Spot task lighting and indirect lights will be mounted on the Expedit units to avoid having to cut through the ceiling - a plus. Supplies will be stored in archival boxes, either in white or with a pop of color.
To the left is a large walk-in closet, desperately in need of a closet organization system which is on the to-do list. The downside of the renovation will be having to relocate everything to another room in the house while the work is completed. I'm a creature of habit so I'll miss my space in the interim, but returning to a new beautiful one will definitely be worth the wait.