My husband is very creative and crazy talented. He is a musician and what many may not know, also an incredible artist. It's always been very important to him and to me that he has a space to create music, a space to retreat and let the words come and inspiration flow. I love this for him.
And now I have a space too. When we moved rooms around and created our master suite recently, I got this space to be my own. I am just so humbled and grateful for this room of mine. I make my jewelry here. I edit photos here. I work on lesson plans for the kids here. I blog here. I paint here. I sew here. And sometimes, I just come sit in here for a moment. It's a peaceful room and I look forward to cold winter days curled up in my favorite vintage orange chair with a book, a blanket, and some coffee.
It's also a private space where we can talk with others or listen, away from kiddos if needed. And the plan is to eventually incorporate a futon from the Novagratz 9 line that I've eyed for years so that people can stay over as well.
Here she is. :)
*Those paintings are some of my husbands pieces. It's ok, I am allowed to brag on him. ;)
Guess who that is?
Yep. That's me...in the biggest photo known to man. And that bright, amazing, ever so inspiring art piece is one of my mom's originals. Did I mention that my mom is crazy talented? She is....like whoa! Go check her out on etsy here. A link to her blog is listed to your right as well. Check her out!
The window next to my desk looks out over our garden in the backyard. I kind of love that. And I can't get enough of succulents....even though I have not mastered how to keep them all alive yet.
I found this shoe rack at a flea market a year or so ago and knew right away that it was not going to hold my shoes.
And the vintage hutch full of paints, sharpies, ribbons, stamps, packaged jewelry and happiness!
This space is peaceful and inspiring and energizing to me, all at the same time. I'm so thankful! And listen, don't be afraid to make your home work for you and yours. Your home should reflect you and your family. It should reflect your desires and style and heart and it should function the way that your family needs it to.
A little advice if I may: take your time. It takes time to settle into a house and decide exactly what it needs to truly be your home. Collect pieces over time that you just love; found pieces that make you happy. Live in it for a while so you know exactly how things need to flow to make it the most functional.
My favorite thing ever is to find old pieces; pieces that to the naked eye may look ugly or boring and then bring them to life again! I'm a spray paint kinda gal! ;) You'd be surprised at the things I've used spray paint on and I bet you'd never know.
I like affordable, unique, quirky, super functional, pieces with a story to tell.
Do you have a creative space or a room in your home that you love and truly reflects your style? Throw a link in the comments and share! And if you don't have one yet, begin dreaming and planning and collecting today. :)