Studio + Library Workspace

The design and layout of the studio, library, and workspace in our home reflects the way that I’m working these days. Some lovely updates have freshened up the cozy and cheerful décor with more white and an easy elegance.  Given my career, I end up working from home quite a bit, so having a creative space to prepare for lectures or complete design work is important.

My best work is done while curled up on a couch rather than being seated at a desk and therefore I have decided to embrace this method. Although for years I have pulled up an oversized upholstered armchair to the desk, I replaced the chair with a small white settee. This piece gives just a little more room for spreading out. The fussy button tufting, piped edges, rolled arms and turned legs details are balanced with the casual denim upholstery.  Quilts are always within reach in this cozy workspace and I like the mix of the swiss dot quilted canvas throw along with the cheerful modern quilt created for me by my Aunt. The quilt is based off of a Denyse Schmidt pattern named Big Charming.

The desk was swapped for an oversized coffee table with an iron box frame and a marble top. The white marble top with grey veins is the perfect ground for flatlay images and spreading out projects in progress.

Another exciting addition to the room is the artwork collection. The brushstrokes and colours in the paintings are inspiring and set the mood for this creative space. The colourful pieces on the white walls create that gallery effect which I love.

To see how this space has evolved over time you are welcome to see my original post Sun-Filled Studio, Library and Home Workspace.