Inspiration for a bright & airy home office with STUDIO

Today I’m sharing some more inspiration from STUDIO by Sally Coulthard and giving you the chance to win a copy in my blog giveaway. You may remember that I blogged some ideas for my home office last week and shared images of some amazing artist studios with you. Well, this week I’ve been completely inspired by this bright and airy art studio and I wanted to share some photos so that you too can enjoy this amazing space. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to be in with a chance of winning one of the TWO copies of STUDIO that I’m giving away THIS WEEKEND!

But first, let’s talk about how fabulous this work space is. It belongs to US-based artist Lisa Congdon and there’s nothing about this studio that I don’t like. The white walls? Great! The wipe-clear floor? Very necessary! The light airy windows? Yes please! Even the ‘mess’ in this space is super-neat and organised. Just the way I like my mess to be.

All images photographed by Janis Nicolas, reproduced with permission of the publisher.

The combination of pale wood and white walls give the space a destinctive ‘scandi’ feeling, but it couldn’t be further from the truth – this studio is in a converted garage in the US. This gives me the confidence that I could turn my dirty, dusty room with back-to-bare-plaster walls into a great space for working. Well, if a garage can look as good a this, it must be possible to transform my little room, eh?

Even though this is clearly a creative space with plenty of art and design work going on, it’s still a tidy space. The fact that everything has it’s place is really appealing to me and I want to make sure that I have plenty of storage just liek Lisa’s office. I think the shelves in the image above are a fantastic idea; they’re not just book shelves, oh no. They contain all kinds of trinkets, materials and textures to inspire the artist as she works. It’s essentially a 3D moodboard, and I’d love to have a feature like this in my own office.Desk-wise, this studio has really influenced my choices. I’ve already got my sit-stand desk sorted but I want to create a worktop that runs the full-length of the room. This will give me space to cut fabric, do some writing, get crafting and take photos. I won’t be limited by the size of a small desk any more so I can’t wait to have a long run of surface to work on. I feel like I’ll be able to be more creative in this kind of space. We’ll see!While it’s lovely to have such a clean and bright space, I’m not sure that I’ll be going with white for my walls. I’ve already got a white bedroom and I find it peaceful rather than energising. I think that I work best when surrounded with bursts of colour so I’ll be trying to add some personality to my home office in the same way that this artist has injected life and excitement into her room with rainbow hues. Now, before I get started on decorating my office, here’s a little more info about the competition: I’ve got two copies of STUDIO by Sally Coulthard to give away to two of my lovely readers so be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. The giveaway closes THIS WEEKEND on Sunday at midnight so enter today and you could be in with a chance of winning! Good luck everyone!

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Giveaway open to UK residents only. Two prizes available. Competition runs from 17th May to 4th June 2017.

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  1. A deep, wall-to-wall desk, big windows, lots of light. Even better if I can look out onto a view of nature, a cool cityscape or best of all, the sea.

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