To satisfy the curiosity of some of my readers and clients, I will give you a quick, uncensored, unedited, peek at the happy madness that is my studio. It drives my husband absolutely nuts. But it is filled with morsels of inspiration and bits and pieces of all of my previous jobs. It also is filled with everything I need to be my creative best. That includes something to stimulate every one of my senses. There are little bags of chocolate and several carafes of hot coffee at all times. My speakers play a constant stream of my Pandora favorites from my iphone. I have a candle I light that fills the room with the rotating scent of vanilla and Entenmanns Bundt cake (yes, they do sell that.) My combination of fairy lights, dressing-room mirror globes and Edison bulbs cover all of my favorite light sources. My natural wood tables where I rest my elbows keep me grounded and natural while my eyes and fingers enjoy the modern matte metallic finishes of my Mac Book Pro.
Is it the picture of organization? To most, probably not. But for me, I have personal relationships with every book, thread and paintbrush in this space. It might not be “spread worthy” for those publications that print those incredibly organized, cataloged studios. But since I’ve made a successful career of designing spaces that inspire creativity for almost 20 years, there must be something I’m doing right.
I can say with complete confidence that my mission to teach people to design for inspiration and celebration comes from a place of experience.
If you have a chance to zoom in and really look at all of the details, you might enjoy a few laughs over items that probably seem to have no purpose what so ever. So if you see anything you’d like me to explain, just send a question my way. I obviously have nothing to hide…where would I put it? ; )