When we moved into our new house we debated where my home studio should go. About 15 years ago an addition was built off the kitchen that receives incredible light (walls of windows, a skylight!). Although it wasn’t private the space was the best option for my studio (since we won’t be bumping out a dormer or finishing the basement anytime soon).
To make the space work we called on Dan, our carpenter friend who did such an incredible job with the kitchen nook at our last house. We broke the room up with a pony wall (thanks Jim!) and created a separate breakfast nook (soon to be complete). We carried out the same wall color from the kitchen (Divine Olive). The wainscoting was inspired by the house we stayed at during our trip to Olivia Beach.
The window I found in the salvage section at Rejuevenation. After I cleaned it up, Jason hung it creating a wonderful visual barrier without blocking out any natural light:
Rain or shine, I’m loving my new light-filled studio. Since the majority of the time the house is empty during my quiet working hours, I don’t mind having it located just off the hub.
Nancy aka Nana says
What a wonderful transformation. The space actually looks larger–not what I expected. By the way, is that a perpetual calendar on the wall? Would love to know more about that.
Here's more 🙂
bailey's place says
The space turned out wonderful. you guys did another great job!
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It looks great, I especially like the wainscoting. The next time you have to pull down a shade because the sun is in your face while you're working, you can think about all of us sitting in a windowless cubicle and smile.
it looks AWESOME!!! what a fun little space for you to play in:)
Hi, I'm the daughter of the people who used to live here, we met once but you probably don't remember. I am looking at these pictures and thinking how nice everything looks. Thanks for taking good care of our old house, we've had quite the adventures there, and I'm happy it's in good hands.
Aaaah, thank you for your kind words Avery! Of course I remember meeting you. We love this house and look forward to many good memories. It's obvious this home was full of love and happy times before we moved in:)
Amy! This looks so beautiful! Avery sent me to your blog to see the transformation, and it's just gorgeous. So glad the house has you to love and nurture it. We're sending lots of love your way, and wishing you all a happy spring…xoxo brandy