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Studio Hours: Favorite Corner

When working from home, I’ve found that it’s really important to create a cosy and inspiring space to work in. For me, I spend my days bouncing around my home, from room to room, usually utilizing a different room for different reasons. I shoot a lot of blog content in our guest bedroom, work out in my living room, sit at the computer in my little side nook, etc etc. More recently I’ve worked to create a really cozy space in my living room where I can ease into my mornings with a laptop instead of the desktop computer. I’ve found that I do most of my inspiration gathering first thing in the morning, so being comfortable is a must.

This lovely chair Β from West Elm (Paidge in Ink Blue Velvet) is one of my first adult purchases and I couldn’t be happier. The studded ottoman is from Euro Style lighting and I think brings some much needed “toughness” to the space. The lighting in this corner was thrifted as well as all of the little baubles on the shelves.

( More Living Room Snippets Β & Here )

14 comments on “Studio Hours: Favorite Corner

  1. I still need to wait a little bit more than one month before I can devote all my day to freelancing. I’m already trying to organize every small details, working on my self promotion, buying some essentials, and all the things that I can already do and that will buy me some precious time when I really take the leap. But I still haven’t figure out where I’m gonna work. My apartment is on the first floor and do not have that many natural light, and I find it to be a real problem for me. So maybe an alternative solution would be coffee places … But not that good for the wallet then … If you have any ideas, I’m all ears..

    1. You should look into a collaborative workspace in your area. Maybe even share a studio space with other like-minded creative people to cut down the cost of a space. I find natural light to be my biggest asset and have put it on my priority list πŸ™‚

  2. Such a beautiful space. Since working from home, I am the same way. I cannot wait to have a space I love and be inspired in. In the process of moving over the next month or two, I’ll be lacking that… but the end result when we’re resettled is keeping me going… and beautiful spaces like your’s. :}

    1. Hang in there Sarah. Moving is just the pits. I’ll be doing the same with a cross-country move this coming summer. Cheers to creating a space you love!

  3. Wow, I’m a little bit envious of your lovely dΓ©cor right now. πŸ™‚ In a good way, of course!

    I totally agree with that kind of approach towards working from home. I feel it’s utterly important to keep everything in its right place, as it’s too easy to become distracted by anything & everything. I don’t work from home on a daily basis, but I occasionally stay home for some reason (when it’s pouring outside and everything’s filled with rainwater and the subway isn’t working) and I feel I haven’t set up the right space. I must work on this as soon as possible, because there’s that moment when you feel that something’s not right.

    In conclusion, great freelance plans, great home. β™₯

  4. The space looks absolutely beautiful, I love your aesthetics! I can relate to what you’re saying, I always do the same. I mostly work from home therefore I end up on the sofa and then in the kitchen and then living room again. It becomes somehow frustrating and I should work on creating an uncluttered little nook in which I could feel at peace and inspired.

  5. Your chair looks so warm and inviting. Seems like a good place to read a good book or to knit a chunky scarf. You have such a beautiful space. I love the little peaks you are giving us!

  6. I always look forward to your studio hours.. That Blue chair nook is everything. The textures and color combos are just lovely. πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful photos! I find that I need to bounce around the house when I work from home. Sometimes I’m more inspired in the bedroom, sometimes the kitchen, sometimes outside. It all depends on my mood really. But I agree, it’s so important to create a space you find inspirational when working from your home!

  8. Absolutely beautiful. I love the color palette you have going on! Been into navy lately. πŸ˜‰ Would you mind sharing with me where you got the beautifully large wooden frame?

    1. Hi Bre!
      Thanks! I got the custom picture frame from I was searching high and low for ages and decided I just needed to “build” it myself. You can go online and type in your dimensions you need and they send you the pieces to construct the frame. It comes with JUST the wooden frame, so you’ll need to find a piece of glass to fit your artwork too.

      I’ll be honest and say that the whole process was a pain in the butt, but in the end it looks exactly how I wanted. I was also working with a really irregular picture size, so it was tricky.

      Here’s the link to the exact frame I bought.

      I found that the actual color of the wood has a bit more red undertones than what’s shown in the picture. Let me know if you have any other questions πŸ™‚

  9. Oooh! Love your first grown-up purchase! That deep blue is so lovely against your bright white walls. It seems like a very thoughtfully decorated little space!

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