When the studio location moved from Lincoln Park to Wilmette, I did not have an interior design plan and just repurposed furniture I had from the previous location. Over the past couple of years, I have slowly worked on the interior design, displays and decor to best showcase the stationery designs. For those of you who have not visited the studio, here is a tour of the space and some of my favorite elements.
I kept the color palette simple and clean to create a nice bright canvas to let the design work be the main focus. I chose a soft grey wall color, white furniture with organic accents; butcher block countertop, jute baskets and table runner. Also, there are some frames and other accent pieces in brushed gold, white and black, keeping with the simple classic style.
I love high ceilings with the oversized windows and all the natural light they provide while I am painting. My favorite part of my studio is the chandelier that displays some my invitation samples. It was inspired the famous Zettel'z 6 Chandelier by Ingo Maurer, that I have loved for years. I felt like it was a fun and creative way to show my samples!
I recently added the watercolor wall of examples of custom watercolors I have painted for clients. I framed my work in classic white matted “Irvine” frames from Framebridge in an array.