This week we head to Prospect, Kentucky to explore the craft space and office of Tracie from Cleverly Inspired.
"I love that everything has a place to go. Scissors on the wall, fabric in a bin, ribbon in a jar...etc...It helps me to keep it organized...and when it is organized I feel more creative. I also love the color palette. White walls paired with bright green curtains and touches of gray to give it some sophistication. "
Tell us about your space?
My craft room is in Prospect, Kentucky. We built this house 9 years ago. It is located right off my master bedroom. Technically it is supposed to be a sitting room...but I think it works great as a "mom cave". It is 8 by 14 and I am the only one using the space...I put a comfy reading chair in there next to a faux fireplace. It is a perfect place to sit when it is raining...curled up with a favorite magazine. The other side of the room is where the work happens. Computer, sewing and crafting all on one large desk. I tend to use the custom made art cart the most. It is were I take pictures of most of my projects that I share on my blog. It holds all my photo backdrops. I love that we placed wheels on it so that I can roll it in front of any window that is getting the best light.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
My reading chair is always ready for me with a blanket and magazine whenever I need a break. I have an inspiration board to constantly pin things too. I am always searching for new things to inspire me.
How do you keep organized?
Jars, jars and more jars. Along with baskets and cups. Everything has a place....and if it doesn't ...I ask myself it is truly something I need. If so...then I make a spot for it. I really try to be mindful of the things I choose to hold onto.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Buy bins and baskets in colors you love that go with the space. You will be more apt to use them and keep them pretty. Constantly re-evaluate what you "need" in the space to keep it clutter free.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My art cart was custom built by my husband and I and I adore it!
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I have an ongoing list....by my bed, on my phone, on my computer...I write it down as soon as I think of it. I always have something to reference when I feel I need a jolt of creativity!
Where do you look for inspiration?
Magazines, pinterest and I love craftgawker.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
I would love an art studio filled with windows, just a little cottage to create in...maybe with an ocean view!
Make sure to check out Tracie's blog, Cleverly Inspired »