Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Dream Craft Space

I have been doing a lot of artsy stuff lately.  I made a bunch of headbands for myself, a dress and I made a taco shaped makeup back for a friend.  Its been a lot of fun... I've always loved me some crafting.  I've actually been pretty formally trained in the arts in college and can pull of a lot of things in the arts arena.  I have this vision of the perfect art room I want in my house someday.  I think of it as my office... as a teacher I will need to have a lot of creative space and in the summers I want a room I can enter and create lovely things for those I love.  I envision a nautical theme for this room... take a gander at some concept pictures I pulled together, what do you think? This is long but mostly photos.
On one wall I would have built in shelves surrounding a sunny window like this:
instead of a desk though it would be a bench....
... to add seating and closed storage
images via google
with these drawer pulls
brushed nickel drawer pull with vintage illustration of octopus
some pillows for the bench...

White Coral on Orange Coral Linen - Embroidery Pillow CoverNavy Blue Linen with Sailing Ship Embroidery  Pillow Covers

Vintage Crab silk screened cotton canvas throw pillow 18 inch blackVintage Spiny Lobster hand silk screened cotton canvas throw pillow 18 inch RED

For the walls I would do a lovely blue with stark white trim like in this room

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 possibly a wall paper wall (the cabinets wall?)...
those are octopai

I would DIE for this metal top table from Anthropologie. It has a durable metal top and a pull out shelf on one end. Its also really big which is what I want. I big giant table to run through the middle of the room.

my chair (stately and wheely)
The table would run perpendicular to the wall with the cabinets and at the other end up against the wall I want.. must have this sofa also from Anthro... great for reading and idea creating.

above it would be a flat screen TV for me enjoy from my head of table perch:)
Anthro has a lot of awesome fishy themed rugs but to add a real pop of bright color (and it looks like fish scales sorta) I would go with this rug under the table to protect the wood floors (following picture)
I love the wide beams and rustic feel and rich color.
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Of course wall decor-
From Anrtho-
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cast iron anchor wall decor, blue AS SEEN ON APARTMENT THERAPY anchors away, cast iron wall hook, red

Keep Calm and Sew On - 8 x 10 - Print
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NanLawson (Not EVERYTHING is nautical.. pretty coral color though)

I think I line of of these in sea battered wood frames would look amazing on one wall...
Sea Otter print 8x10Great White Shark print 5x7Dolphin print 5x7Seagull print 8x10
Orca print 8x10Octopus print 11x14

Storage odds and ends-

Some of these for when people want to craft with me

LOTS of these for buttons, ribbons, zippers, pipe cleaners etc...

A few of these for fabric and other bulk storage on the cabinet shelves.

And one of these for beads, thread and all the odds and ends. I saw a PERFECT one at an antique store in town here that had TONS of little drawers and in was not too bulky or wide.

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I would like some hanging book shelfs for crafting books
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And of course the lighting

If I could REALLY have my way I would have a patio door leading out to a nice sunny patio where I could keep a potters wheel and ceramics supplies. I love me some pot spinning.


  1. I love the blue of the wall with all the white. Following from FMBT

  2. Ok, is that your apartment in NYC???? If it is what hood do you live in? I need to move there! Newest follower in the house from FMBT! Great looking place you got here. Can't wait to look around. Would love if you'd swing by and do the same.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  3. Hi! Visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I am a New York Upstater so anything NYC is fabulous to me. Love your design suggestions and look forward to your posts!

    Stop by and visit me as well at www.styleingenuity.com!

    - Shelli :)

  4. I wISH that was my place... my place is small and simple... I used to live in a gorgeous one bedroom prewar apartment with a claw foot tub... but as NYC goes I moved into a studio apartment for school


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