a tour of my new studio
I loved the way the Surveyor’s cabinet turned out SO much, that I designed my studio around it.
Let me back up a bit. Plan A was to work out of our garage/barn but I found out the hard way that it is too damp and quickly warps furniture. Plan B was to use the unfinished basement. But I have a thing about basements. It’s not that I’m scared of them…it’s just that being subterranean is not how I roll! Plan C arrived after I had my DUH moment. (Oprah has A-HA moments, but I refer to mine as DUH moments.) We have a guest cottage that sits empty 99.9% of the time. It’s heated and has lots of windows and gets beautiful light. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining, snowing, sleeting, windy, ya da, ya da. I can paint/create any time I want to!
Once the “where” was decided, I started pulling things together. Most of what I used, I already had on hand (that’s the beauty of being a
hoarder collector). I did pick up a few accessories from my favorite shops, Tattered Tiques and Steeplechase Antiques. I chose a neutral palette of whites, creams, greys, browns, and touches of black. I love the juxtaposition between feminine and industrial elements, dark and light, and vintage and new. To me, it creates depth and interest.
Once it was finished, I snapped a few photos (see what I mean about the gorgeous light in there?) and couldn’t wait to share it with ya!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my studio.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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