inspirational work space in the making

inspirational work space in the making on Geoffrey & Grace
The Brooklyn studio of woodworker Ariele Alasko’s. Photo – Max Tielman for Design sponge

It’s been over a month since I wrote about my plans for an Inspirational and functional work space (If you missed the first post, you can catch up here). A lot has been happening ‘behind the scenes’, and I am so pleased to say that the end is now in sight.

The plasterer has been, and the Thistle Magnetic plaster by British Gypsum’s Rooms Made For You Range is on the wall. It was so exciting to watch it go on. It is applied just like normal plaster but goes on slightly thicker and is black in colour. I have tested it out (just with some fridge magnets) and it is indeed magnetic! I can’t wait to have a play with the magnetic wall properly. To me the creative possibilities that come from having an extra surface to utilise, is really exciting. I have some ideas in place about how I want to use the wall, but am also still thinking about how it can really help me feel inspired and be organised.

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the love of looking at other people’s rooms

geoffrey and grace - bailey's room– a corner of Bailey’s bedroom

I love to go to people’s houses. I love to see what their rooms are like. How they have chosen to fill the space, the colours on the walls, the pictures they hang, what furniture there is, the little bits and pieces they have around. It fascinates me and helps me know that person a little better. I can’t help but see them in a different context having seen their home. It fills in some of the blanks.

No two rooms can be the same, as the style and details in any room surely reflect who we are, the life we are living, and they tell a bit about our, and the house’s history.  It is with this love of having a good nosey around someone else’s house that I decided I would like to introduce a new feature to the geoffrey & grace blog…. ‘rooms’….

In this feature we will meet a maker, artist, designer or blogger and get a glimpse into their home. They will share their favourite room, we will find out what makes this room so special, what they love most about it, and we will get to hear about and see some of their most treasured possessions.

I hope you will enjoy the rooms I have to share. They are a varied bunch in style and decor, but what I think they all have in common is the desire to make a room feel like home.

The first person who is kindly sharing with us her favourite room is the lovely Chelsea from Sheila Bownas. Can’t wait to share with you her gorgeous room, and the lovely things she has in it.

Tune in same time next week.