My studio. I believe it is everyone's favorite room in the house.
Most people that walk through our front door get sucked into the magic. I love to watch my friends walk around dazed, trying to take it all in. Even my Sweet Man loves it. This morning he parked himself in the chair that is temporarily tucked into a corner and drank his coffee while he surfed the internet.
It's really the only room that I can tolerate an untold amount of things and collections, preferring a mostly more pared down look in the rest of the house.
I made this wreath a few years ago and these snowball/snowflake garlands last week.
This room calms me and inspires me all at the same time.
This is the only room I allow myself to decorate before Thanksgiving but honestly there are some Christmas things that stay out all year. We refer to that tree as the birthday tree until after December 20th. One of the perks of a Christmas season birthday.
I'm glad that this room makes others happy, but more than anything, I'm grateful because it fills me with such joy.
It is such a luxury to have a space like this and I will never take that for granted or get quite used to the fact that I have it. It has been exactly 8 years since I decided to make what was supposed to be a nursery, into a studio. It started with the serendipitous purchase of my first work table after having gone through a miscarriage and a difficult period afterwards.
Having a studio saved me and changed me.
There have, in the past, been long stretches where it's been difficult to carve out creative time. When I finally do, I feel so restored. Just walking into this room inspires and calms me. I love that it's located right inside the front door and right off the family room so that even as I am getting lost in whatever project I'm working on, I am still connected to everything and everyone around me.
I have great plans for this room in the next year but for now I hope you enjoyed this peek of Christmas in the Studio.