As I slowly get around to doing a full house tour – I thought I’d start with a small, simple room. For now, I call this space the studio. This room is off the kitchen/dining area. It’s a tiny room – 10ft. by 11ft, with three windows and a tray ceiling. It currently houses a large shelf full of food stuffs and paper goods, a c.1960s Anco easel, a table, lights, and tripod for photo shoots, and some random boxes. It’s a bit messy now, and driving me crazy.
So here’s the shot of the studio when we did the second walk through of the house:
I decided to paint this room a soothing green:
Freshly painted trim and caulking really brought the room together to feel finished. The two southwest facing windows get full sun in the afternoon, so I bought solid, cordless shades for those windows which help cut down the heat. I wanted a bold, graphic design for the curtains, and bought a Waverly fabric, and made them. I re-purposed the hardware from other rooms (that didn’t have curtains), and this is how it came together:
Some future things I would love to do to this space: put in hardwood floors; buy better blinds; add french doors. At this point, I’m not totally sold on the curtains. If I put the sleek black glass desk in there, it could work. Otherwise, I may want to go with a softer look.
It’s pretty much always a work in progress :)