Well, here it is! With a very modest budget, my white-walled studio has become a second home.
Upon beginning the renovation process, my hope for the space was that it would become an inspiring, simple, bright, clean and tranquil environment - a space that would allow me plenty of room to paint, to be creative and to enjoy morning talks with clients and friends.
All of my furniture, with a few exceptions, was found. The two desks, bench, cork boards, shelves and utility board were all painted, while my yellow patterned chair was upholstered by my talented grandmother. The sewing table was also painted, but was covered with a custom blend of neutral paint.
My white linen drapes, barn wood frames, wicker trash bin and wooden stool were all awesome deals from Target. The two pale blue pillows were picked up at HomeGoods and the cashmere throw blanket was a great buy from Pier 1 Imports. Tobey's rug - his favorite spot in my studio - was purchased from Ballard Designs.
To create a varied aesthetic, I hung a combination of paintings, prints, inspiration boards and magazine clippings on the walls. The print hanging from my utility board is a souvenir from Paris, while the two frames above the sewing machine feature typographic and color-rich pages from my favorite catalogs - Boden and Anthropologie.
Like the painting above the couch? Check out some of my original paintings here.
Not wanting to be outdone, my dog enhanced the plywood flooring by walking through wet paint and scattering pink and blue paw prints across the room! I didn't have the heart to remove them; they're now my favorite part of my studio. (Can you find them? See if you can spot paw prints in the image of the easel!)
Although I still have a list of renovation/decorating to do's, I'm kicking my feet up and enjoying what has been accomplished thus far. I am very thankful for my sweet family and friends who have joined me in making my studio something I get to enjoy everyday.
Want to see the Before AND After post? Click here.