4.07.2011

Shacking Up With the Styleses {My Crafty Room}

Alright, y'all. Please be kind, cause this is the least finished room of them all! My brain has been buzzing like a little bee these days with all kinds of ideas for the house, the store, etc., and every time I try to unpack this space a little more I inevitably get distracted by some new project.

View from hallway

From door, to the right

All that aside, I am thankful every day for this room. In the mornings I wander in here, plop down on the futon and start blogging, reading, taking photos for the store, whatever my mind wanders toward. And when I'm done, I can leave my mess where it lies, shut the door and return when creativity decides to knock again. (It hasn't paid a visit quite as much as I'd like, but I think that's part and parcel of still getting settled.)

From window across from door

From window, to the left (eek! messy desk!)

I also love the idea of this being a space without limitations, where I can experiment with different decor ideas I might not try in any of the other rooms. Just a giant blank canvas for me to splash however much paint I want onto it. :)

Across from desk, my Etsy closet, full of secret vintage finds :)

From desk to the right

Some things I'm looking for to finish the main parts of this space include a desk for under the window on the right where I can keep my sewing machine out and ready; a coffee table; an office chair; and probably some wall shelves. I'm also thinking of sewing a curtain to go underneath the tall tables so all those plastic storage drawers aren't such an eyesore.

From other window/nook

From closet

The New(ish)

> The dark brown tables and cabinets are from Ikea. We bought them for our office in Santa Monica and liked them enough to drag 'em across the country.

> The futon is also from Ikea. We sprung for the more comfortable mattress so it can be used for additional sleeping space when guests pay a visit.

The Thrifted

> I can't even make a list of this, because it's almost everything you see in the room (and the closet).

The Gifted

> The dress form is from a store on eBay. The hubs bought it for me this past Christmas & I love him to bits for it.

> The vintage camera calendar I have strung above the desk is a Christmas present from my mom. It comes from the Lola's Room Etsy store and I luuuv it. I'm thinking of putting my own vintage camera collection on the wall below it.

> My new sewing machine was also a Christmas present from mom and dad, so I have them to thank for the hours and hours of enjoyment I get out of it.

Okay, kiddos. That's a wrap for the home tour! I hope you've enjoyed your sneak peeks! I'll be sure and post updates as the details come together more. Thanks to all of you who've emailed me ideas and suggestions; I'll definitely be taking some of them to heart.

Cheers! 

{Images by me}

4 comments:

  1. hey beth, it's amy used-to-be-maloof from yogi times :)

    just found your blog and i'm in LOVE with your house. yum!

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  2. Hey Amy! Thank you for checking out the blog! How are you doing these days? Still in San Fran? Or am I way behind on life? :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, how awesome that you have this space! Every NYC apartment dweller is probably seething with jealousy right now...there is truly nothing more luxurious than having a spot for creativity to be fully unleashed!

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  4. We live in Denver now! Kind of random, but it's a good city :) We've got a house now, too (tho renting) -- much more to do than in apartment livin!

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