my dream creative space

CL_RachelleBlondel via Pinterest

I was here earlier in the week telling you all about how March is to be a month of making. I also mentioned that my current workspace and sewing room is a bit of a mess.

Now I am all for a space that you make and create in being a bit messy – it’s a beautiful mess right? It does however have to be balanced with some organisation, otherwise my brain starts to feel a little chaotic, like the space around me.

Well I have been having a think about what my dream workspace would look like, and here are a few things that my ideal sewing room would have….

CL_RachelleBlondel via Pinterest

1. I would love a high table for pattern cutting and cutting out fabric (like the one pictured above) as a table that is too low just makes your back ache.

2. There needs to be good lighting, so I can see to sew all those stitches, especially if I am doing some moonlight sewing.

3. A comfy chair to sit in, that is also easy on the eye.

4. I need lots of containers (pretty ones are a must) for storing all those buttons, notions, and sewing paraphernalia I have accumulated.

It is not a big room, so I need to be clever with the space that I do have – like make things multi functional, and I really should take advantage of the vertical wall space.

dansun petit village blog via pinterest

I want to dedicate one of the walls (the space in front of my desk) to be a giant mood-board, with inspirational images and quotes. I already use that space for organisation, making lists and planning, I just need to prettify it.

Ariele Alasko Brooklyn studio

Here you can see some sewing rooms and work spaces that I having being lusting after on Pinterest. To see more inspirational studios, head over to my Pinterest board. Also I am rather new to Pinterest – a bit late to the party I know – but I am rapidly getting addicted and think it is brilliant for seeking out inspiration. Would love it if you could pop over and click on the follow button. Many thanks.

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All of the above images were found on Pinterest. Image 1 & 2 are of Rachelle Blondell’s work room as featured in Country Living Magazine, photographs taken by Catherine Gratwicke Photography. The third image is from a lovely French blog, Dans un petit village. The last image is of Ariele Alasko’s studio in Brooklyn as featured on Design Sponge.

 

 

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  • LOVE the studios you’ve chosen!
    I, too, have a similar board on pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/modflowersUK/sewing-room-inspiration/
    I started it for inspiration when I was thinking of moving my sewing activities upstairs into the spare bedroom, but have sort of stalled on that plan. I really should resurrect it though, as the downstairs of our house (kitchen as well as living room) looks like one big atelier at the moment. I just can’t seem to help but spread out to take up all available space!

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thanks Sharon. Looking like one big atelier seems like no bad thing to me. Although making dinner might get a bit tricky if you have fabric all over your kitchen. I do find though it is nice to be able to go up there and shut the door on the rest of the house, that way I don’t get distracted by things like washing up 🙂

  • Totally agree with items 1-4! I have a multi-purpose foldaway plastic picnic table with extendable legs that I use for my photography and my cutting out – but it’s not quite tall enough – and I get terrible back ache. But I do have 2 desks, so can’t complain, really. I’d love a comfy chair to curl up and read in as the light is good in my room, but I just wheel my computer chair between desks. It works, though. Enjoy dreaming about your new space 🙂

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thanks Zoe. A chair on wheels sounds great to wheel between your two desks. I was also debating getting a fold away table just for pattern cutting, as it’s a job I can blitz in one go… bit more thinking is required I think x