my dream studio space

I've been rearranging my room a lot lately in hopes that I can fit a desk in there for my sewing machine. My Etsy shop has been feeling quite neglected lately. I can't keep coming home to my parents when I need to make a new batch of items for the shop so I really to make space for that desk. I've been making a lot of progress and once I move out one of my dressers I will be able to fit my desk. Win. But all this planning has made me think about the future when maybe I can have a whole room to spread out and craft. That day can't come soon enough!

So when thinking about designing it I went with my favorite color combination, Mustard Yellow and Grey as a inspiration and drew from my already birch furniture to come up with my mood board. Every design needs a few accent colors and I decided to take inspiration from my vintage Singer sewing machine and went with turquoise.

I already own a few things in the mood board like the grey sleep sofa, the toss pillow, grey floral rug, and the desk, which makes the design process even easier :] I'm thinking yellow curtains, white picture frames, and light grey walls with a turquoise accent wall. I love all of Jessica of VOL25's artwork and thought her Mr. & Mrs. deer prints would be adorable in the office as focal points. 

The sofa bed I purchased last year thinking about future guests staying over. I doubt once we move back from the Twin Cities we will be having very many over night guests so combining the studio and guest bedroom would be pretty easy.

Oh, and a little about that yellow phone receiver up there. You probably can't tell but it's for your iPhone! It plugs into your headphone jack and allows you to talk old-fashion style. How cool is that??? I'd totally feel professional and office-y with an actual "office" phone. You can get them in all sorts of colors on Amazon. I need. :]

So for now, this is just a dream. But hopefully someday soon I can make it a reality. Making this mood board was really fun though. I might need to make one for our future bedroom, which is very similar to the bedroom style I have now. And no, that doesn't mean Mike doesn't have say in the design. When I got new furniture for my college house, Mike and I actually co-planned every purchase to last 5-10 years. Smart huh? So my bedroom style is pretty unisex and Mike picked colors. I'll have to take some pictures once I move my desk and sewing machine in. I like my room a lot :]

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  1. I get to move next month, and I'm looking forward to some room reorganization and furniture rearranging of my own! I love your rug, and that clock is great. Isn't it fun to put together some inspiration boards, even if they're just for dreaming?

  2. I've just moved and am trying to set up an office space now. For now the boyf and I are sharing and so far we have black desks. I NEED to involve some color in there or I'll go crazy!

  3. I love the mod chair!  And I love Ikea.  I can't wait till me and my husband move to St. Paul so I'll be really close to one!!!

  4. I adore that white computer chair! I love the style. Your mood board is lovely!!! I think the idea of an accent wall is also fabulous - we've had the same idea in mind. We have ONE room. A bedroom, since we're living with family. So combine a bedroom, living room and office/crafty space and you have our little bedroom. We plan on making the bedroom as "us" as we can, as soon as we can! You're such an inspiration! :D

  5. love your ideas. been trying to plan out my own craft space lately too!
    xo dana

  6. I, too, have been pining for a bigger desk and an iMac. So much pining. * sigh * :) 

  7. ahhhhhh! you need to go out shopping and get some cute things for your desk space. get an upgraded desk. i have one similar from ikea - I LOVE ikea. more than half of the items in my house are from ikea.

    i have an iMac and have never looked back. it's so worth it. i work on computers a lot as though i'm in the internet marketing and ecommerce field... but i would say - go for it!! you wont regret it!!!

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  8. Awesome mood board! I can't get enough of gray and yellow...I really want to do a space in our house with that combo. Maybe our entryway. And we have that IKEA rug it!

  9. i also often think about having my own craft room. i craft in the living room and my husband is scared to sit on the couch for feel of sitting on my creations, a pair of scissors or just generally intruding on my "space." oops! but i secretly like to craft in the living room because he's nearby and there's a television.

    moral of the story. i would want a "crafting den". and i LOVE the space you dreamt up...but i would add a television, lol.


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