Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Art Studio, Craft Room, Slice of Heaven....

For some time now, I have been chatting away on Facebook about finally getting a space to call my create {and hide} to spread out all of my things {and make a mess} to relax {and take a nap in the floor}

And finally, finally....I have my art studio!
{I have called my little business "my 4th baby" so I suppose this baby deserved a room too!}

It's not complete yet...I have some finishing touches and I don't want to rush, I want to take all of these ideas that have been running around my head and put them into this space that I now get to call my own....

Little Liam used to occupy this room...he is now roommates with his big brother, Bryce and it has all worked out really well! Bryce is the best sleeper we have in the house, and I was praying that some of that would rub off on Liam, and it has!! 
{Can I get a High Five!?!}
So, now that everyone is settled....I have been working on making this room work for me :)

I decided that I liked the wall color enough not to add painting to my hubby's long to-do list. Yes, I know it looks boring, but I like calms me and who doesn't love that?

I went looking around my house, and found some of my favorite things.....
things that make me happy....colors that calm and inspire.....

More inspiration.....
I also went looking around for rooms, not necessarily art studios, but rooms that had the "feel" that I was going for.....

I love the calming feel of this room...I have learned that I am more creative in these colors, they seem to clear my head a bit. 

And when I am calm...relaxed.....and inspired......

I am happy....
and then......
 I start doing things like this.....

And to be honest, it's been a while since I have allowed myself the time to relax like this.

So...a room to call my's a work in progress, but already I feel more relaxed in this space. The rest of my house has been restored to order and life feels pretty good.
I never imagined that having a place of my own would make me feel so happy....but I highly suggest that you take one area in your home and surround yourself with all the colors, pictures, and things that inspire you...a little respite just for you.....

Now, doesn't that just sound like a breath of fresh air?

More to come soon! When I get her all dressed and ready for her debut, we'll have a party!

Thanks so much for following along with me!


  1. I am so happy for you, Carmella. You definitely deserve this relaxing and inspiring space. I can't wait to see how you dress it up.

  2. Lucky you! I used to have a room like that, I loved it, but not in this house. Hopefully the next one! Can't wait to see what you do with it!


  3. Yay for your own little space!! :D I can't wait to see the end result!

  4. Raise your High Five here comes a girlfriend high five like no other. ;) I love my work space, it truly is my own! Congrats on a new place to make a mess in. I'll come help you clean up.

  5. I'm so happy for you! Let the inspiration flow! I don't think you're old enough to remember The Cosby Show, but Claire(the wife) got her own room and I remember her laying on the floor just laughing and so happy to have a little quiet time. I wish you this and more.

  6. isn't it nice, even better you don't have to put everything away after each use if you don't want to. Can't wait to see it when it is all done.


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