Ah, the artist’s studio!
A place to be creative, spread your wings and …make a mess! How exciting! Freedom to paint up a storm and dream bigger dreams!
But…this space needed to be carved out of empty and unused space first! Here are the two pics of before:
My husband and I created this space for me to be able to spread out and paint and design and lay out my projects. I cleaned it up a bit…it’s usually got stuff laid out all ’round.
I love the 150-year-old tobacco barn wood beams! We also installed two skylights – facing north – so I could optimize all that fantastic light to paint by.
It’s the perfect spot to showcase, photograph and ready my work for shipping. A new track light illuminates an Omega Abstract to test how the colors show on a white wall.
My Art Studio also contains flat files on either side of the fireplace, these contains literally hundreds of designs from throughout the years. A lay out table and ‘mood board’ and my built-in bookcase filled with reference materials to spark creativity and design direction…and a vaulted ceiling gives the space room to breathe! Doesn’t my floor look clean?! This ‘never’ happens…I just love seeing all that wood! And yes, I did kill the plants on either side of the fireplace…I had a brown thumb back then – I’ve gotten better, though! Check out my trug full o’lettuces on Instagram at @onecoastdesign! I’ve got herbs going on everywhere around the house, too!:)