i’m so excited to share the new studio space with you guys. when it was all said and done, i was totally in love with the set up, the organization, the color, and the inspiration. i went back and forth on whether or not i wanted to set up a space in our home, or if i wanted to have a studio space outside the home. ultimately, i decided to keep it at home, upstairs in one of the spare bedrooms. it’s a smallish room, requiring a bit of creative organization, as i really needed this room to be fully functional both for creating and for the business end (files, shipping supplies, computer work, printer, scanner, etc) of what i do. so here we go….a tour of a VERY clean and tidy studio (before it got all messy with paint)!
when we moved in, the walls in this room were already painted a vibrant, funky green – perfect for a creative space. i already had one ikea work table and decided to get two more and put them all together to create an L shape. the tables are adjusted to stand higher than a standard table height as i prefer to work standing up. the long side of the L is where i create/paint and the short side of the L (where the chair is) is where i do office/computer work. i love that i can house all of my most used components (scanner, printer, paints, computer, etc) all on one table top while still having defined areas for each.
over the holidays, my mom made some lovely table curtains for me using some gorgeous amy butler fabric (i could melt into her fabrics – seriously). attached to the tables with velcro, the curtains are perfect for concealing more supplies under the tables that i need to access on a regular basis (i have a couple rolling tupperware containers directly underneath my painting area that hold all sorts of stuff, including more paint, inks, pens, pencils, ephemera, stamps, etc). the take flight banner was custom made by etsy seller, meringue designs, and it’s purely inspirational (i love it). above the banner is the heart my sister made for our wedding cake years ago. it reads blessed be on it and it’s one of my most treasured gifts ever. the wooden frame on the wall was found years ago on the side of the road.
loving my heap of painting aprons hanging on the bookshelf. curtain ties are left over fabric from the table curtains.
the letter K (anthropologie) is a perfect bookend to my stash of creative magazines on the book shelf. next to it is a peach vintage glass that holds some of my sea glass (oh how i love to find sea glass!).
a bit of book inspiration on the shelves, along with a couple art journals from taking flight.
this is a close-up of my work/office/computer area. the bins to the right are fabric boxes made to go inside a hanging clothes shelf, but i’m using them to hold various paper, mattes, and shipping supplies. and i absolutely love my white desktop carousel – perfect for holding pens, scissors, postcards, tape, and more. and last, but not least, a favorite photo of me and john is tacked to the wall.
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!
Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.
Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.
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