I can imagine potential.
This is what my studio space looked like before the previous occupants moved out. The furniture belonged to the sellers. I could picture it empty. I gazed at these pictures dreamily during the months we lived in a temporary apartment. I had become a 6th grade tween crushing on yearbook photos.
I knew 3 things:
The studio had a door! My previous studio in our old house was a bonus room at the top of the stairs with no door. After working directly in the middle of our temporary apartment for months, this a door would be a huge bonus.
Solitude gives solace.
At first I envisioned only using a portion of the long wall on the right for design. I considered put a small desk against the wall near the door like the one in this picture.
It was not until I had all my studio boxes crammed into the middle of the room for painting that I realized I would use THE ENTIRE LONG WALL AS A DESIGN WALL!!!! No WAY!! Yes WAY!!! Woohoo!!!! I felt like I had won a prize. My brain was so, so electrified about the potential of having a long design wall.
I wrote about how we built the design walls in a previous post.
Here is how the space looks today. I feel like I won the lottery, only better.
Miraculously the fabric on the shelf is now sorted. If the morning sun is coming in, I cover the fabric with a piece of dark fleece to prevent it from fading.
I have a little less square footage than my last studio but the pros of having these killer design walls far outweighs that loss. After working out of a kitchen, this is grand. It is also, so very peaceful. I love the brightness of the space.
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