We go behind the scenes of Paperfashion and tour Katie's colorful office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"I try to create an environment that represents my art, which helps inspire my work daily. "
Tell us about your space?
Is this also your work space?
I work out of my apartment, which isn't huge! I live in the city, so space is tight- but I dedicate a room in my apartment to my workspace. I don't share my space, but it does act as a living room when I have friends over. I love how much light it gets during the day!
Yes, this is my main work spot!
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I've plastered the room with inspiration on the walls, and frequently hang my own work up as well. I try to create an environment that represents my art, which helps inspire my work daily.
How do you keep organized?
Since my space is small, it can get messy pretty quickly- but I try to keep my messes small, and reorganize throughout the day so I can stay sane and focused! I have a pretty large supply of glitter (since I use it quite a bit!). I store most of my supplies in drawers near my desk, and in a nearby closet. If things aren't easily accessibly, I'm less likely to use them- which is why I keep my best supplies right in my desk drawers.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Be organized. Keep certain supplies in the same spaces so you're never having to dig through things to find that one piece you need. Use drawer organizers!
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My glitter collection for sure. I keep my pens and markers out on my desk so they are easily accessible.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I store most of my inspiration on pinterest- so there's no need to store or organize it at all! :) I find the computer and internet super convenient... rather than printing and storing magazine clippings which will easily become outdated or get lost in a pile.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Pinterest... or simply going outside and checking out nearby stores.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
More space! Higher ceilings!
Make sure to check out Katie's website, Paperfashion »