For better or worse, one thing I can say without a doubt about the studio is that it’s constantly changing. One day, there will be a three-legged chair resting casually in the kitchen. And the next day, I’ll be moving the workspace tables around on my back (yes, I actually do this but it’s easier than it sounds) because they’re too far away from the window light. It’s always something.
It took me a while, but that ever-changing process is one that I’ve finally come to terms with. It will never truly be done. So the constant state of flux is my new normal – balancing between shoots and the general day to day. And I’m rolling with it for this newest studio update / (semi awkward) entryway makeover thingy. Let’s do it. Before photos after the jump.
As you may have noticed….The awkward mini wall on the left literally has A/C duct work coming out of it. A dream come true for decorating, right? Ugh.
Which is probably why I’d been avoiding doing anything with it all until now. I figured since I can’t remove the duct work or move it to another location, I might as well embrace that wall for what it is, and what it is is another flat surface for style guides. Hahaha. Am I ever going to stop with these things?! Clearly NO.
I took all of the photos that I shared in the new Just The Tip column and put ’em on the wall so I could see past work more clearly. I think I said this in that previous post, but seeing old work up on the wall really helps give me direction for future projects, etc. And reminds me of things I want to steer clear of too.
Aside from the style guide wall, and moving my old side table / bar cart in front of an ugly vent (haven’t been using the A/C anyway, so its fine there for now), I also cleaned up the wall near it (on the right) with a few new things for a change of pace. And got rid of the clutter.
Well, sort of. It’s kind of organized chaos at this point. But the clutter has definitely been cut down at least.
I imagine it won’t be long before I’m changing things up again, but I wanted to share a progress report of sorts to track what’s been going on around here lately. What do you think?
Here’s a list of sources in case you spot anything you’d want in your space…
Menu wood and metal shelving system from Wayfair // face planter from Group Partner // gold cactus planter from Urban Outfitters // colorful stacking boxes from HAY // colorful photo prints on left wall by me (and Amelia) // Eames hang-it-all from DWR // stacking pine nightstands from Ikea // tall white planter from Target (similar) // black pegboard from Urban Outfitters // red and pink striped print from Kiki and Polly // Fjallraven backpack in brick from Amazon
Is your home or office a never-ending carousel of change, like mine? So curious to know if this is a just me thing or not! Share your thoughts in the comments.