The vision I have for my sewing studio is pattern, texture, and layers. It is inspired by traditional decor and English design. This new direction is actually quite the opposite of my prior sewing studio in our last home. It is the opposite of what I have had thus far. But as I mentioned in the previous tour post I never quite “decorated” the space. Our goal was to get it set up and functional. Since we had fantastic bones in the form of our white furniture and the incredible room itself-it actually felt and looked finished. Still though I always knew that at some point-I would get around to formulating a “vision”.
Sometimes moving into a new home means you need to live in the space before it clicks what a space needs or even what you may want. We have long dark winters here in Indiana and I have long felt that during those winter nights-the space felt cold, perhaps even cavernous. Large spaces have their challenges too and often it is how to imbue that space with life.
One of my favorite home bloggers is Marynn at Wild Flower Home Blog. She is a master of creating spaces filled with life, character and charm. I was surprised to learn that she does not live in an old cottage somewhere in New England but rather in an 80s home in Southern California. She is renovating each space into something incredible. In particular, I love her daughter’s room. It just is filled with details that take time to discover and that is what I want for my sewing studio.
Another designer I find such inspiration from is Alice Grace from Alice Grace Interiors. Her instagram is filled with her changing her brand new build home into a place that looks layered in history. Her home looks as though it was 150 year old home, rather than a brand new flat.
Once again this space is filled with patterns, texture and deep muted tones. I love how this room looks collected and storied. I also love this color palette since blue is my favorite color and I love the season of autumn.
This room by Caitlin Flemming is a lesson on how to add color and pattern while still maintaining an air of neutral. The combination of large scale prints and smaller prints, dark and light furniture and different textures all make for a cozy space.
The design board shows the direction I am headed. I have already received and put in place the large 12×15′ rug from Rugs USA and it was exactly the jumping off point I needed. I envisioned the warm autumn like colors from this rug for a while. I just had to find the right rug that those colors. The moment I saw the above-I knew it was THE ONE.
I found a table that was VERY close to the exact dimensions of the wool pressing mat I have ordered from Project Wool. It is just a smidge wider. I had searched for weeks and was pretty sure what I wanted to do didn’t exist. When I saw this table at an antique store-I knew it had such potential to be the cute English inspired “kitchen island” I wanted. I want to add more color and pattern with paint and a fabric skirt. I even have the fabric already in my stash 🙂 and I think its going to be awesome. The pressing table will definitely be one of those projects where I have the vision of the end result but the middle might give me pause.
First project to get done in the sewing studio will be changing up the hardware on our Ikea Havsta cabinets. I can’t wait to share how different they look with just new hardware. In the spirit of my new blogging mantra: short, sweet, and often-I will be sharing that mini makeover as soon as I finish the lower pulls.