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Come behind the scenes at This Design Journal for a #CraftRoomTour and see Anima's craft corner in Sterling, Virginia.




My craft space is really just a corner in our daughter's room. What makes the corner special is that it is where we spend most of our time, be it crafting, painting, homework, reading or just giggling over silliest things. It is a cheery, happy and playful space.


Tell us about your space

As I described earlier, our craft corner is a bright cheery and playful space. It is part of the second bedroom, originally the master bedroom which we swapped with our girl to let her have room for her toys and play.It isn't a lot of space but we have carved out enough storage for our crafting stash and DIY supplies along with her toys, clothes. It might feel overwhelming to read but it really is calm and un-cluttered beautiful room.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?

The room is pained in a pretty blue shade and pinks and yellows cheer up the space. We have a few frames hanging there that are rotated with new artwork that we make and also has display space for our little crafts. It is colorful yet not overdone.

How do you keep organized?

I try my best to bring in only stuff that I really really need. I try not to impulse shop for craft, DIY supplies - keeping out stash minimal. This makes organizing easier since space is of premium in our 700 sq-ft home. We have an expedit from Ikea with baskets where I keep most of the supply. Have a desk with drawers where paperwork go. But my go-to items when it comes to storage are neatly labeled boxes ( Shoe boxes when possible) and baskets

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?

Baskets and boxes are your best friend when it comes to organizing. I believe nothing can beat shoe boxes covered in pretty paper and some well made baskets when it comes to storing things.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?

I love making clay dishes, candles the most and most rooms will have one or two of these in display here.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

I depend on pinterest and the good old inspiration binder for my ideas. I have different boards for DIY ideas, Art, room inspiration which I constantly browse and update and put to work. Follow me on pinterest for inspiring picks and ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/anima123/

Where do you look for inspiration?

I read a lot of blogs and scour magazines - but I also love store fronts and places like Anthropology and West elm, Poketo etc to look for inspiration. Sometimes it could just be a piece of fabric that I see laying around.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?

When we have our own house, I would love to have an entire room dedicated to craft and DIY where I can make a mess and yet not be worried about it.

I imagine a wall converted to be a giant chalkboard for us to doodle away.


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