Sunday, May 14, 2006

studio A


I'm working on fixing up my new studio space. I filled jars with lots of wonderful little bits and pieces. Now I can just look up and get inspired by them. There are lots of empty jars and even more empty drawers. I can't believe how much space I have in this wonderful old apothecary cabinet.

You can click that image above to get a detailed view.


I relocated my big A and my AMY letters to this room. It didn't seem very fair to have them in the family room without having a big R and RICH letters too. But this room is mine, all mine, and I can mark it with an A.

I made impromptu hat stands from some silvery candlesticks. Isn't it a pretty look?

And that candle is the best smelling ever. I picked it up at a store without checking first for the price. When it rung up at $50 I was too embarrassed to change my mind. Now I'm glad I didn't because it is so wonderful. Perhaps even more wonderful I'll admit because of its luxurious pricetag.



I fashioned a "window treatment" out of wonderful tea towels from Martha's Kmart collection. They might be better suited for the kitchen but they make me happy. I'm all about happy.



I tacked some old rick rack to the back of this area to make an inspiration space. I put some things that I love, love, love all around to make me happy. The teapot becomes a ribbon dispenser (that's a brainstorm I had last year). On the easel I have a positive affirmation card from Louise Hay to keep me on track.

39 comments:

Marjorie said...

OH MY DEAR AMY!!!!!! Can I come over and just STARE at your new haven??!!!! I LOVE what you have done with it!!!! My goodness, where DO you find the time for everything that you accomplish in life? Oh, I'm thinking as I look at this beauty......it must have been a VERY long poker game the other night! HEHE

samantha said...

your new studio is just awesome - I dream of having such a wonderful space, it must be hard to spend time anywhere else in the house!!!

Jeanette said...

Amazingly beautiful, Amy. I love the apothecary cabinet and all that you've done to your space to make it all yours!

And the idea of using MS tea towels is fabulous.

Have fun with your new room!!

Carrie said...

I love your studio! What a great space, and so pretty and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

What a wonderful studio, full of creative energy and fullness ripe to pick, joy in every knook and cranny, jars full like bonbons!! Oh my can I come and play!!
The curtains are perfect! What delight you have, what perfection!!

Cerri said...

Oh.My.Goodness! Wow, your studio is amazing, and so inspirational!
Love what you have done with the cabinet..and the A and Amy letters. The silver candlesticks as hat stands looks fantastic as well!

Jana said...

Oh wow, that has to be THE single most wonderful creative space I've ever seen! Good thing that room isn't in my house, otherwise I'd never come out and my hubby & kids would NEVER see me!

carol said...

What a fabulous studio, Amy...you can't help but feel inspired. Simply wonderful.

bessilu said...

I'm simply green with envy, yet happy for you! Where did you ever find that cabinet. It's a stunning space and even more so because of your amazing creativity. Can I come visit?

teresa said...

isn't that fabulous!! I think you need to submit it to a design magazine and see if anything happens! Love it!!!

Wendy said...

Oh. My. Word. Fantastic, just fantastic. Love the alternate uses for the teapot and candlesticks!

Glenn said...

Amy, you should be in the Where Women Create book! Studio A is more inspiring than any other studio in the book. Have you seen it? It is by Jo Packam, and it is so good! Thanks for the inspiration. Glenn

Kim said...

You just never stop inspiring me---gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I want to go in there & play with all of your goodies!

Saucy said...

You are now the envy of the entire blogging, scrapping, decorating, collecting world! Theresa is right, you simply must submit to a magazine - what about Martha Stewart herself? Surely she would envy you also.

♥ joleen ♥ said...

Amy! Those photographs need to be in a magazine! It's so beautiful! :)

Megan said...

That is an incredibly inpsiring corner of the world! I hope you enjoy every minute working in there.

jojo* said...

That space is absolutely stunning! I'm soooo jealous!

Lauren said...

It looks fantastic!! I am totally inspired to get to work on my space!
Party at Amy's house!!!

tablesetter said...

this is your actual studio?? and you get to work there?? OMG!!! I thought only "Martha" had such incredible digs!!! If i had this space i would not create anything for about 6 months, i would just sit and stare at the beauty of it.. and i would probaly move my bed in there, too. Congrats and all the best.
i'm in total lust!!

maggiegracecreates said...

OMG - love it love it. I am in the process of decidfing what to do about my space. and I immediately took this picture and added it to the folder for inspiration.

is that an amazing jar of buttons or what? thanks for sharign this with us.

art and soul said...

hi amy - your studio is just so inspiring! i love glass jars and with all my treasures in them too - it's so great to see all that inspiration right in front of you. i wish i lived closer becasue i'd run right over to sit a while and soak up some of that wonderful creative energy! enjoy!
xo, heidi

mrspilkington said...

WOWEE! first time visitor, and my goodness it was worth it! lovely.

Angela said...

Oh, Amy! Can't wait to see what you create in this room!

Angela

AnastasiaC said...

What a gorgeous studio!!! you are one stylish and creative gal!! your home looks amazing!
Is that a Diptyque candle? they are meant to smell divine!?

molly said...

it's like a candy store for crafters! beautiful.

Jenn said...

oh my word!! That is absolutely fantastic! I am drooling with envy! :)

~vicki said...

oh my! i'd never get anything else done if I had a craft room such as this. i don't think i'd ever leave it!! you've done an amazing job organizing things so that they look beautiful as well as being functional. not easy to do sometimes. thanks for giving us a peek and a boost of inspiration.

The Worsted Witch said...

You should consider a secondary job as a studio stylist!

tricia said...

What an amazing and beautiful studio!

jen b said...

I agree with marjorie. i want to come over and play! very inspiring!

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gnomelover said...

Amy if you ever decide to get rid of that cabinet I want it. When are you coming up to see me so you can make my work space amazing like yours.

Love your sister
Jessica

clarice said...

Amy, oh the playing that could go on that studio. It is amazing !!
I love it !!! I would never leave. Clarice

Aby said...

Your studio is amazing! Thanks for sharing pics to inspire us all!

lee woodside said...

WOW!!

Alicia P. said...

Oh, it's FANTASTIC! Absolutely excellent. Congratulations!

eireann said...

wow! I just found your blog (via your site, which I found through Alicia Paulson and funkyfinds.blogspot.com), and this is amazing! It's just beautiful. Although it might not seem like it here, I'm speechless!

Leanne said...

WOW! My Martha dishtowels like that just do NOT look as cute hanging in my kitchen.... Seriously, are you available for hire? This studio has to be the absolute most wonderful creative space I have ever seen in my entire life, and ever will! OK, not so excited about decorating my shop now... can I commission you to do it?! :)

GreenPadLiving said...

Wonderful Space! LOVE the blue!