Surprise! I am posting this on a Friday, although I regularly post here every Monday. I wanted you to see the mood and inspiration board behind my upcoming design studio redo project. I have been planning to update my art studio for some time now. In fact, its has been evolving and changing over the years, but there are always tons of art supplies and tons of products being made, so it was hard for me to find the time for an update.
I knew that I really needed to do it this Summer before I hosted my Shibori workshop class because I was expecting a group of 10 people and I wanted the space to be more functional and streamlined place for them to create.
Also, I am a big believer in decluttering as an artist to let go of old projects and create a space for new more meaningful projects to arise. Apparently, a good time to bring creative projects like this to fruition is during the full moon, so the fact that the studio redo just happened to coincide with the full moon in July, appealed to my mystical side as well…more on that later.
First, I created studio space pin board on Pinterest where I currently collect photos of ideas that appeal to me for a studio space. If you would like to join this board and pic high quality studio pictures along with me please message me on Pinterest and I will add you to the board.
I am drawn to the light and bright palette of the photos above, I also had some similar pieces in my studio. My built-in cabinetry is almost identical to the vertical corner storage in the photo on the left. Also, I have a long custom butcher block work table, that I use to build my products. These photos capture some of the current pieces in my studio and the overall coastal modern feeling that I wanted to create. As a product designer, I prefer a mostly white workspace because it is a clean slate, much like the walls of an art gallery. The white paint allows me to focus on the products that I design.
Art Studio Inspiration originally appeared on A Day In the Life blog, please see the product board with options 1 or 2 and let me know which one you like the best!
Today is a day for me to truly celebrate because I have gotten many of my to-dos accomplished over the past couple of weeks. Not to worry, I won’t bore you with a list of them. Although, I will admit that this photo peak and portfolio refresh was one of them! Also, it was probably was the one task that I have felt the most joy and enthusiasm about doing. I started working on the detailed job of updating my blog and portfolio in January 2012, and slowly it is becoming what was envisioned. Last summer, I began Ivonne’s Living and Dining room. Thankfully, now with the photographic expertise of Amelia Tabullo, I am finally able to share Ivonne’s beautiful, natural, light-filled space with you! When I think back to starting commercial and residential design work in 2008. Time really has flown by and lucky for me this blog has helped me tremendously in recording the details of those projects, inspirations, and designs.
It’s all the details that make designing interesting, like in creating this custom chandelier recast in oil rubbed bronze,
or this lockset that takes on a 2nd life after being recast. A simple update from brass to deep bronze renewed the hardware while revealing the timelessness of it’s shape..
As this chair was given a new cushion and coat of paint, we knew it would fit perfectly in the entryway of the space.
There is so much to love about the feeling of this living space. I enjoy how the natural textures of soft faux fur, wood, seagrass, linen, and cotton combine within the room. You can see more of this Living and Dining Room design here.
In the coming weeks, I will slowly unveil all the recent portfolio pictures and updates! I would love to hear your thoughts on the evolution of Pink Pianos as a space to relate as artists, designers, and inspired enthusiasts.
I love the crisp clean lines of an all white office. Does it just seem easier locate the important paperwork, when the backdrop is clean and all in white? Below is a collage that I created featuring several elements that I am considering using for an upcoming project.
- Linen wrapped corkboards
- Round white table
- Round white rug
- Sturdy white chairs with backrests
- White organizers, files, and bins
- Soft brightly painted walls
This reading room in this months Lonny Magazine grabbed my attention with the shiny white table surrounded by bright cushy stools, which would be practical for short studies, but not so much long work sessions…Another great detail is in the artwork propped up atop the bookshelves.
As for IKEA’s 2011 catalogue full of organizational splendor, I am loving the white magazine files, drawers, and storage tubs.
Meanwhile, I am desperate to reorganize my own office! Please share, what are your favorite ways to organize your workspace? We could all use a few simple tricks! In fact, maybe we can even get a little bit more work done:)