Last year I had a client whose home I decorated for Christmas who had just built a room onto their house that looks a like this. It was a combo mudroom/wrapping room/ laundry room. It was fairly large, and had a great center island like this, and each family member had their own cabinet where they could hang their backpacks, and jackets and soccer shoes. This was a room, where everything had a place, and everything was in it’s place. To say that I was a tad jealous is an understatement. A huge one.
The next thing that became clear as I searched the Internet for inspiration, is that the walls need to be pink. I mean, they REALLY need to be pink. I feel it in my bones. I need pink to think. End of story. Soft pink, has a soothing affect on me and I can’t think of anything I need more these days in my work space than Soothing. When I found this picture on Flickr, I knew I had hit on it, the perfect Storia Studio color…
The next element that will be essential is a crafting area. Right now I do most of my crafting in the dining room because I can spread out, and I can see the TV. Both key elements in my artistic process… But again, work is invading my home life, and I would really love to be able to decorate my table seasonally again, and I don’t mean with piles of banners… Currently in my office I have a huge table that acts as my desk, but with some great big wheels added, it would be a wonderful work table for sewing or glittering or whatever I wanted! Once we move the bed there will be plenty of room for this sort of extravagance…. And we will simply find some other piece to work as my desk. Another table perhaps… ? Or maybe an old desk will find it’s way to me… Oh, and don’t forget a TV/DVD combo. I will need to be able to watch certain movies when short on inspiration or when I am just in need of a little company…
Finally I will need a pegboard or cork board (or both) wall area for creative inspiration and organization as I work on projects for clients, the web and the shoppes…I am very visual and I would love to be able to set up little vignettes and groupings where I could work out ideas and thoughts for new products and creations (I love this Anthropologie window, it is so perfect and dreamy don’t you think?)
Sarah and Jack says
My disaster, ahem sewing, room used to be pink. Now I wonder if it was a mistake to make it yellow! LOL
i love the second picture. just be thankful you have a room. i am envious of your room even if its chaos. lol.
I DREAM of a room like this. We are hoping to build a new home soon and these photos match exactly what I have pictured in my mind. Mine will absolutely be pink as well–as the only girl in my house, THIS will be my girlie, frou-frou room! >>The construction workers that painted my shop painted the office GRAY! Just poured all the left over paints together and sprayed it down. It’s like a dismal cave! Men!>>Martha usually has a lot of inspirational craftroom photos as well.
I think every girl needs a creative space for her very own.>I didn’t have one until my daughter went to college. I love my space. Sounds like some great plans in the works.>Rosemary
People with organized and decorated studios/offices/libraries amaze me. These are gorgeous pictures though, makes me start thinking about my office. I think pink would be beautiful. Besides, I think it’s a right of every woman who has a family full of boys. You deserve at least one pink room! 🙂
Jen@The Cottage Nest says
That last picture made my heart beat faster. I *heart* it!
My wish for you, a room to call your own. In pink.
Oohhh to have a room all organized and pretty like one of these!! I might actually get more accomplished!! Feeling your ‘pain’ sista!! These photos are all soo inspirational! >I hope you have a very PINK Christmas!! 😀>Blessings,>Bren
Where is the photo of the peg board room from? I love it! I’m obsessed with peg board right now.
Kim - ScrapToMyLu says
great rooms! even though I have my own craft room, I am always looking for ways to make it better. I would love to start over, but I have a feeling my husband would throw a fit. 🙂>Thanks for the inspiration.