Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspiration for Our Art Studio

We are finally making progress planning our art studio.  The piano has found a good home, so now it is time for decisions.  The studio will also serve as a library, and I want a large work table.  We will move the armoire from the dining room to the studio to serve as storage.  I need to make some style decisions first, I think, since I already know what furniture I need.  I am leaning toward a Shabby Chic or Anthropologie-inspired space, but I might change my mind.  Here are some design inspirations I am considering for the room.

This image is from Martha Stewart, and I love the large white desk and inspiration board.

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Large Inspiration Board


The rest of the images are from Better Homes and Gardens.  I like the crisp blue and white color scheme, especially the white walls and desk.  It looks like a comfortable room in which to create!


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French Blue and White


What is there not to love about this space!  The storage solutions are fun and ingenious.


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Colorful Storage


I keep going back to this room.  I like that this is definitely a multi-function room.  It is a great design!

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Multi-functional

I like the retro feel in this room, and I am definitely liking white tables, apparently.

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Retro-cottage Vibe

This work space's Shabby Chic style is very appealing to me.

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Shabby Chic Finishes

Which of these design inspirations do you like for our art studio?  Please vote using the widget at the top of my sidebar.  Also, I would really appreciate your comments!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

25 comments:

  1. Hello Ricki! I made my vote! :) I chose the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The French Blue design reminds me of Cath Kidston. I love the life and color that the 3rd design brings. It's also so feminine. I love the 4th too because of the maximized space. I'm excited to see your final room. Keep us posted and updated my friend! Oh btw, I noticed some changes in the design of your blog too.

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  2. I like the shabby chic stuff right now. And I think an art studio is a perfect place for some mess. Some of these, I'd be too afraid to actually do anything in because of how cute they look. I like the inspiration board of the first.

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  3. This was a tough one but i chose colourful storage. It says pretty and fun and that is how i would describe you and your home.

    Pamela ox

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  4. Hi, I liked them all accept the second one, I think it is to oldfashioned, but that's me.

    I voted on your sidebar!
    good luck!

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  5. The retro table is similar to my parent's kitchen table. :)

    Seriously, I like a space where all my "stuff" can literally litter the area in the order that I need to use it. My work space would never be featured in a magazine, but I'm so happy in it. :\ Go figure.

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  6. I love them all but the one with red is my fave and the yellow is second.

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  7. My favorite is the last one...seems more casual
    to me...however they are all beautiful!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  8. What a hard decision to make since they're all beautiful spaces in which to create! I would be happy with any of them, but I finally voted for the retro space because I'm a retro girl.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  9. I love all of them because of the whimsy and isn't that what a creative space should be whimsical?! xoxo C

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  10. I'll try to pick one to vote, but I like them all! I know this room will be great no matter what you decide.

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  11. Those are some really great photos. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  12. I'm leaning towards the last... I do love the shabby chic look!

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  13. Hi Ricki,
    I voted for the blue & white but see I'm in the minority with that choice.
    I'm sure that whatever you choose will be just perfect for your needs and look forward to seeing pix when it's finished.
    Maggie

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  14. Great spaces! I love the colors, thank you for sharing.

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  15. Love the pinky pretty 3rd down ... but they are ALL gorgeous, Ricki Jill.

    I use flower frogs for my pencils on my desk & counters ... I use the prickly sticky ones to hold notes or cards or art ... they are perfect for these purposes. Add a touch of 'pretty', also.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  16. I am always about the blue and white...but I really love something in all of these... Can't wait to see what you do! :)

    ~Liz

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  17. I like all of them, Ricki, but my very favorites are the French blue and the multifunctional one...Christine

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  18. Gosh Ricki, this is a tough one. Now I know why you've been struggling!! I love three of them, My third fav is the first one, by MS, Multi Function is my second, but my very favorite is Color Storage! It is so you, the colors, the "female", I love this one. But, it would be great to combine a few things from each that you really love. Cannot wait to see final result.

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  19. They all have something I love! I voted for the retro look....love the colors and feel of the space! Lot of storage is the most imp. thing...and having a desk and area to spread out your work! What fun you're having! Great ideas! ♥

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  20. I love all of those! All the white looks so fresh like a new canvas! I guess I'd have to vote for the Retro one but they are all so cute! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  21. Well, I guess I voted for the least favorite (the first one). Each one has some element that I love. I favor more of a monochromatic scheme for rooms that will have a lot of stuff showing- it's all usually so colorful! Have fun-can't wait to see it

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  22. Ohh I love all of these. That's a hard choice.

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  23. I voted Rickie, multifunctional, retro and shabby chic were my favorites! They are all great and each have something that you could use!

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  24. hi Jill, I love the french blue and white if the size of the room works for you. I also like multi-functional room. I can't wait to see what you decide on.
    Keep us posted and have fun on the project.......
    Love the header too...

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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