Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Feathering My Studio Nest



A couple of years ago we downsized our big house and bought this little one level fixer in the same neighborhood our two college kids grew up in. What we soon found out was that even though we downsized, company didn't. When you live in Oregon, it becomes a great destination in the summer for those that live in the desert!  My original studio plan did not allow for an extra bed for my daughter when out of town guests invaded her room. Recently, with my parents coming for an extended stay to help with our son's wedding, I realized I needed to carve out a cozy nook here in my studio for my sweet daughter. I sometimes wonder if she has since favored this little perch more than her own nest in the room next door!


I moved my sewing station into the closet nook and organized the daylights out of it!




My shelves and vintage workbench left here from the original owner of the house in the early 1950's, remain as the command central for all my creating.



Again, because I have this wild A.D.D. going, I have most objects in this little sanctuary in neutrals. At the end of each day, all creative messes go back into their little homes so I can start with a blank pallet at the beginning of each morning.


Such a sanctuary that this has become, I start my morning before everything else with a cup of coffee, perched at my workbench, with my devotional and scripture open, pondering what the day will have in store, as I watch a hundred birds come and go from the feeder outside my window and birdbath below.


22 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful!! Wow, Clare. Love it! You inspire me :-)

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

I love seeing where you create magical things! I wish I could be as organized as you my dear!! TTFN...
XOX

Courtney Spears said...

love love love!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!!!
XO

Anne said...

ohmygosh,Clare, if I'd seen these pics before I wrote my 'inspiration' piece I would have SO included them!! Really love those pale pink walls...

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

What a perfectly feminine and beautiful room! A sanctuary to be sure! I love that the shelves and workbench are original to the house. The gown in the first photo is so dreamy! :) Thanks for linking up to the Workspace Showcase at WWC!

EnchantedBella said...

Your space is beautiful. The white is so wonderful and relaxing. I love it.

Rebecca

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, what a truely beautiful, inpiring and oh so organized space! I love it!!!

debi said...

Oh my gosh! Your studio is gorgeous! I love the neutral palette, it's so dreamy. And you have everything so beautifully organized! It looks like a heavenly retreat.

Andrea | HomageStyle.com said...

Oh how I'd love to take a nap on that bed! But then again, I'd probably be too busy looking through all of your craft supplies!

Love your work space!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Thank you for visiting me at my studio today. Your studio is AMAZING and beautiful. Looks like maybe a guest could sleep over there. If I were the guest I wouldn't sleep a wink. I'd be exploring every drawer and every inch of that beautiful space. Just dreamy!

Danielle

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

No wonder you are so creative! When everything is beautiful and organized it leaves you with mental enery and inspiration to create. Just beautiful.
Yvonne

Betsy said...

WOW! This is an amazing space, I'd never come out.

Cindy Adkins said...

This is totally breathtaking!!!

Lindam530 said...

Your room is Awesome! The space is quite similar to mine! Thank you for sharing.

adelka said...

WOW Beautiful♥♥♥

Johanna said...

Your room is nothing short of amazing! I love it... It seems so calm and peaceful!

Kimberly said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!

Angela Brackeen said...

Truly is inspiring and sweet! Thank you for sharing.

Suzie said...

LOVE LOVE it.. my studio has some of the same colors, and you have done some things with dress displays I have thought about for some time. Pure Bliss !

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! So beautiful! What a beautiful sanctuary!
Blessings,
Michelle

claud-uk said...

This room is absolutely everything �� and become the inspiration for my "she shed" studio home, beautiful job, thanks for sharing!