The Making Space – The Beginnings of a Studio Redesign

Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines; it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.  – Albert Hadley

So amongst what seems like a zillion client designs and personal painting projects  we are redesigning our studio space!  When we first moved into our current studio, it felt like a massive space with room to move. Now with 9 girls coming and going everyday we are rubbing shoulders literally and need more space.  In addition to expanding we are redesigning to better suit our new mix of personalities.  So over the next few months I thought it would be fun to share our progress.  I’ve already begun weekly visits to auctions and will be sharing more on that soon!!

So here is the before…I went safe with the original design, keeping things very white,  mixed with subtle neutrals and pops of red.  This time around I plan to shake things up…

Darker Shades of Brown Photography

First up is a look at the inspiration behind my personal painting space…I am looking to swap the taupe walls for loads of vibrancy.  Excited to build what I am calling the living gallery; essentially a wall space to hold all my collected treasures  and creations designed to be changed easily on a whim, because, well…. that is just how my mind works.  When we first designed the studio I was all about creating a muted space since so much of our artwork is colorful and lively.  Over the last 3 years I’ve come to realize that color is what inspires me most in all the infinite ways it can be used.  My home is full of it from top to bottom, so why not my studio?


Soon I will be sharing more on some interior design blogs I love!  What are your faves?