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Come behind the scenes at Intentional Hospitality for a #CraftRoomTour and see Gina's blogger studio in South Carolina.




It's scheme is modern, white and organized which helps clear my mind when I walk in so I can be creative.


Tell us about your space

I converted our walk out basement into my little sanctuary. I started with SW Rainwashed on the walls and painted the cement floor SW Dover White, all giving a super relaxed vibe. I then added white Ikea bookshelves, desks and I even converted an Ikea dining buffet into a large ironing board. I then added a large drafting table and parsons table I inherited from my sister.

I mostly use the space for an office when I'm blogging and a photography studio for my food photography on my site. I will also use the space to create a fun project for my web site or craft a gift to give away. This is my own space however my teen girls come down and craft or sew every once and awhile or just hang out while I'm working.

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

I've added a big white shag rug on the white painted cement floor to make the room to feel cozy and a place for grandkids to come down and play on while I'm working. I also created some inspiration boards by painting old frames and coving foam core with white burlap. All my inspiring pictures and thoughts go up on these. To top off the ultimate inspiration, I added 3 pictures of hummingbirds by my favorite artist John Gould

How do you keep organized?

Everything has a box to go in or a shelf to sit on. I bought a lot of inexpensive boxes from Ikea, some for inside the bookshelves and larger ones for under my drafting table and ironing board.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?

Keep like items in the same storage container and then have all those containers in the same bookshelf.

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

My favorite possession in the room is an old egg basket I converted to a light that hangs over my drafting table. I have fond memories of my grandpa gathering eggs on our farm, then carrying it up to my grandma to package the eggs and sell to customers that came out the the farm. I also love my colored pencil holder I built on my drafting table. It holds most of my pencils so when I'm working on a drawing I can see them all at one time.

Most of my own creations are photographs which end up on my site so I don't have many projects sitting around.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

I keep a 3 ring notebook full of blank blog post idea forms handy, that way as soon as an idea pops in my head I can quickly write it down and come back to it when I have time or need inspiration.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I really enjoy Pinterest but I also subscribe to many food magazines. I enjoy studying other photographers ideas on how to make a recipe jump out and make the reader hungry.

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

1. Add more windows on all 4 walls, natural light is the best way to shoot food photos
2. A bigger space with high ceilings
3. Have my studio next to my kitchen so I don't have to bring food up and down the stairs to photograph or run up and down for props.


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