Come behind the scenes at Home Made Productions for a #CraftRoomTour and see Georgia's G Unit in Oxfordshire.
I love that it's MY creative space, away from home. Having created at home for a long time - tidying up at the end of every day - it's amazing having my own space to work and be inspired. I have the space to leave the jobs out and come back to it when I or it is ready.
Tell us about your space
It's actually an office in a serviced office block but I was lucky to get a corner unit with two walls of windows, on the ground floor and the previous owner had ruined the carpet so the landlord was ok with me painting in it. It's my work space where I paint and style my photographs of finished items. I am a furniture upcycler so I clean, restore, rethink and paint furniture and decorative items there.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
My desk is my thinking space. I've got all my styling props on it and lots of inspiration on the wall in front of me. I have Yorkshire tea and a radio - essential to my creative process.
How do you keep organized?
Someone was throwing out the post war walnut veneer King wardrobe so I saved it and turned it into my storage area. It helps keep me organised. All my paint, brushes, cleaning products and old rags in one place. I love the fact that it's beautiful and useful and of course upcycled. It has a lovely history as it's Utility furniture which was furniture produced in the United Kingdom during and just after World War II, under a Government scheme which was designed to cope with shortages of raw materials and rationing of consumption.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
For me it all needs to be in one place and I have to make sure I put it back when I'm done! I love my IKEA peg board for my brushes and I always wash out my old paint tins and use them for storage. Nothing goes to waste.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I spent a lot of time re-branding at the beginning of the year and I've keep my brand board on display to keep me on track. Then using my brand colours, I collected and curated my favourite styling props which sit on my desk. The colour palette is lovely and so inspiring. The radio I have on my desk was a wedding present and I love how battered and well loved it is. I don't do well with silence so it keeps me company.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I have a scrap book. I do also use Pinterest but nothing beats ripping up magazines and gluing it into a book. I paint colour swatches in it too and stick in fabric off cuts. I have a separate notebook in which I write lists and plans. I have a massive monthly planner book too.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Where you would expect it: magazines, Instagram and Pinterest. Where you wouldn't expect it: nature, art galleries and museums, fashion.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
Make it cheaper! Like a lot of creatives, I do struggle with the cost of having a craft space.
Remove the UV filter on the windows. As it's meant to be an office, it has a UV filter on the windows to prevent computer glare which really messes with my photos.
Have a second room. As my stock and confidence to take on bigger pieces grows, I would love a second room to move completed items into.
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