We go behind the scenes at Home Made by Carmona to tour Ursula's gorgeous work spaces.
I spend a lot of creative hours in my crafty work spaces, so they have to be functional, comfortable, and full of inspiration! But I think what I love most is how well everything is organized. What can I say? I'm a sucker for an orderly space.
Tell us about your space
Since I don't have a real "craft room" (although I'm currently working on acquiring one!), these two office/work spaces are where all my creative work is done. One space is all my own and I write all my blog posts here in the evening, but the other plays work space to me during the day, and office space to my husband during the night.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I added all my favorite elements to keep my creative juices flowing; lots of gold & copper hues, some artwork, and of course an inspiration board!
Comfort is an important element in any work space and I spend many long hours in mine, so I opted for armchairs that are just the right mixture of firm and comfy. Occasionally you'll catch me in those same chairs curled up with a book during "break time".
How do you keep organized?
I have lots of hidden storage spaces worked into my decor. The long row of drawers, bookshelves, and table top storage means everything I need is within easy reach!
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Make your storage space as functional as it is beautiful. I had to compromise with my husband (since my project planning table becomes his office in the evening), and create a sturdy desk with all the storage needed to house one hefty computer! While designing the desk, I realized that I could have function and fashion in one.
Make the most of all your spaces, hidden, desktop, and vertical spaces. I made a magnetic + pin board to house my DIY magnetic tins...together they make for great vertical storage!
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
It's hard for me to say what my favorite possessions are; with the exception of a few items, nearly everything is something old that has been upcycled, so when you put a lot of careful thought and customization into your projects, you know you'll love it! It was made uniquely for you.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I keep all my inspiration ideas tacked up to my many dual magnet + pin boards...and I admit I probably have one in every room of my house. However the two in my work spaces are the ones that see the most action.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I love Pinterest for decorating inspiration, but honestly you have to look inward when seeking innovation that will work uniquely for you. I am careful not to allow my creative spark to go out by only imitating great ideas, I try to also stretch my creative muscles and ask myself "what are my needs and what will fulfill those needs?".
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
Heh heh, I'd wish this house would grow another room! I'm currently looking into making my basement into a craft room...sure I'd have to share it with a noisy furnace, dehumidifier, and sump pump, but where there's a will there's a way! :)
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