Interior Design: 7 Creative Work Spaces

I’m a lucky girl. I have the most wonderful and patient boyfriend who let me turn our spare bedroom into a craft room, while he suffers out in the dinning room with a table and a bookshelf. What can I say? I have more crafty crap and most of his hobbies involve the garage, so it seemed fair. But I’ve been feeling guilty lately because I’m not great at organizing, making it really difficult to actually craft in my craft room. Essentially, it’s a giant, somewhat orderly storage closet. I have a tendency to grab what I need and just craft in the living room anyway. I know. I’m a jerk. So, I think it’s time to start getting myself organized in a way that makes it easy to use the craft room. For that inspiration, I go to Pinterest (naturally).

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Interior Design: Rustic Summer Getaway

This is apparently a summer home, however, I would absolutely live here year-round. It’s bright, it’s cozy, and it’s got some serious family style. I love it. It’s in New York state, but I don’t really care because even if winters get snowy, all the windows and skylights would make is so worth living there. Now that I mention it, how does one clean a skylight? Hmmm…questions for a different time in my life.

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Interior Design: Southern Farmhouse Charm

I think I could live on a farm. At this point in my life, I’m over the big city livin’ and I know that sounds weird to say considering that I’m only 26, but I do think I’m over it. I could slow down for a while. Especially, if farm house living meant a quaint little home with a studio space and plenty of land to run around on. Now, that I could definitely live with.

This wonderful farmhouse in Tennessee is actually on the local register of historic sites and is occupied by an artist and her family, thus explaining the studio space and the creative charm that it evokes.

There’s something so great about the interior design of this home that has a combination of old and new, classic and retro. It still very much feels like a farmhouse, but without the cheesy, over-done look of a Better Homes & Gardens photo shoot. It’s lived-in in the best possible way. I love the collection of vintage rugs and furniture that you could find in your grandma’s house, mixed in with newer style choices. Here, rustic takes a backseat and the classic style elements really shine through.

 

The perfect space to host a dinner party? I think so.

Between the music and the studio space, it’s obvious that this almost traditional space is the home of a lot of creativity!

Did this dash all your gallery wall dreams? Mine too. I can never compare.

Charming, elegant, classic, modern, and cool – that’s one difficult combination and looks awesome in this house!

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Monday Design: New York Chic

There’s nothing I love more than a home tour of an interior designer, because I always imagine that they live perfectly – no book out of place, no dirty laundry on the floor, no dishes in the sink. This is, I realize, a perfectly unrealistic point of view, but the magazine spreads make me believe it’s true! Anyway, I found this home our of interior designer Rodman Primack, Californian living in New York, and was instantly smitten. It was definitely cleaned and staged, but something about it still feels beautifully lived in. And not lived in like my apartment is lived in, where you’re constantly tripping over someone’s shoes. No, not like that. See for yourself.


I love these shelves and how organized everything looks, even though he obviously has a large collection of things. However, even though there is a large assortment of knick knacks, they all have a similar sensibility and style that really make this apartment come to life. It’s not just gorgeous, it’s alive.  
Gnome in the fireplace? Yes, please! Also, I love this collection of rugs. They really flow together and make the apartment feel cozy even though they’re totally mis-matched and don’t fit the area perfectly. I bet he finds a lot of cool stuff in thrift stores and junk shops around New York.
Art, art, everywhere! I think that’s the answer to a happy home and a happy life. 

 New need: a gorgeous quilted bedspread!

 Originally found on Planete Deco.

 Plus, the apartment comes with this guy. Where do I sign up?

What do you think? Too stylized or comfortably cluttered?