We head to Miami, Florida to tour Pat's gorgeous sewing studio.
Everything in my studio are my favorite things!! I love to be surround with things that I love, that is why I created my studio with so many things that I am fond of.
Tell us about your space
My home studio is my everything. It is located in my house so I have everything that a need at a walk distance. It is here where I create the majority of my collections and projects. Therefore, I need to have everything that I need and require here. Books, wall art, a huge inspiration board and above all: lots of COLOR!! My sewing studio is apart from my studio. It is an adjacent room with all my sewing goodies. It is a bit smaller that my studio but it is packed with everything I need for sewing.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I tried to make my studio as me as possible. Here is where I spend the majority of time when I am designing; therefore I decorated it with all the things that make me cheerful and energized. For me, to be creative you need to feel energized. I love to see colors everywhere, so I add tons of color in my studio.
How do you keep organized?
My organization approach is to be 100% clutter-free. I try to free me from things that I am sure I will not ever use. All though when I am sewing, things tend to get a little messy…threads here, fabrics there, bobbins hiding away from me. However, I do try to keep my sewing as neat as possible, that way I feel a lot better when I am creating something new.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
If you want to have a very neat and cute studio, the key is pretty boxes! Those are big helpers, I placed a label on the side of the box and fill them up with little things that can get easily lost, like buttons, machine needles, bobbins, pins or hand sewing needles. I also love books and magazines and I have a great lot of those. I display my books on book shelves that are easily for me to reach. My magazines are displayed throughout my studio, on the floor, table or cubbies.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My pillows! They are also displayed throughout my studio. I also have the British flag on my wall, I love the way that flag came up and decided to have it as décor on my studio. I also love to display my fabric rolls! I have an antique cabinet with all my fabric collections. It is always exiting and thrilling to open that cabinet and see all my fabric creations.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I like to see everything that inspires me, which is why I have a great lot of mood boards displayed on my studio walls. I am not the sort of designer that carries a sketch book with sketches or magazine cut outs of inspirations. A part from mood boards on my wall, I have everything else that inspires me in my computer archives. I have tons and tons of files with images that I found on the web. Every time I want inspiration I know they are a click away!
Where do you look for inspiration?
A part from my massive computer archive of inspirations, I have so many books and magazines that I collect from my trips, they are always a good source for inspirations. Also, I always use KENZO as my main inspirational source. Kenzo Takada’s style and aesthetics are incredible and I was always fond of his designs and prints.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
To have a bigger design wall to display more inspirational artwork, plenty of lights and lots of fabrics to create new awesome projects.
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