One of the benefits of having adult children move out is that we gain more space. When LeAnn moved out Warren gained an office and when Tyler moved out in December I gained more studio space. I’m not going to say I didn’t have lots of space before because I kind of did but now my office area and my main creative area are in two separate rooms. Which is WONDERFUL. Or at least it will be once I get moved in.
Between deadlines and travel it’s taking me a long, long time to pull this off but it’s totally worth it to me to have this creative space that is all ME.
My inspiration for the decor of the room was a small collection of tole painted trays I have and a pile of vintage sari’s. I plan to have shelves along one end of the room to hold my
hoard supplies and I plan to make a curtain that I can pull across to cover those shelves up because the room also has a daybed that can be used for company.
I chose the colors Delight and Rosebowl from Glidden for the room. I’m not sure why but I love that vintagey rosy blue color.
I got some great pillows on sale at Kohl’s for the daybed and then accented with the Toss Pillows I made with the Screen It.
The longer wall hanging I have left over from a television set I helped decorate a gazillion years ago and the Frida silk screen was a gift from a friend. The Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop Art probably won’t stay where it is right now.
As you can see, I’m going for a sort of world traveling gypsy look in the room.
My oldest left the dresser when he moved and I thought it was a perfect place for an alter of sorts.
There is still a lot to do but it’s starting to come together. I have some projects I want to make for the room and a movable closet I’m thinking of painting… it’s a work in progress.
And there are still far too many piles that look like this to sort through. UGH!
What does your creative space look like? Do you have a closet (been there, done that) or a whole room for your creativity?