This post has been a loooong time coming! I showed you guys the plan and before photos back in October (here’s a refresher in case you forgot), but life sort of got in the way of me actually completing my studio space makeover. Last week I decided I’d had enough of my piles of clutter, empty cardboard box collection, and heaps of props. While Kasey, my studiomate from Turntable Kitchen was away, I went HAM and got it done — and we are both so over the moon with how it came out!
To start, lets talk about desks. We moved Kasey’s desk so it mimicked mine and then got matching everything! Each of us has a gorgeous Schoolhouse Electric brass sconce to illuminate our desks on dark, rainy days or if we work late, plus a piece of art. We also have really comfortable chairs from AllModern that swivel, which is awesome because it makes it a lot easier for us to chat.
I chose white powdercoated metal desks so that they are easy to maintain, but also have a sleek vibe. And I love that they are on wheels in case we want to change things up in the future! To make things a bit cozier, Kasey and I each have a rug for the area under our desks. Because that area sees a lot of traffic, I chose these Catamaran Stripe Rugs from Annie Selke which comes in the absolute best indoor/outdoor material. Believe me, you guys, if you ever need a rug for a high-traffic area and want it to be worth every penny… get a Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor rug. I am constantly astounded by the quality of them.
I have a third rolling desk from AllModern that I use for photoshoots. This is where I shoot most of the recipes and DIYs that you see here on the blog (if they aren’t photographed in my tiny bungalow).
We desperately needed more concealed storage, so the Dang File Pedestals from Blu Dot really fit the bill. I love that they are filing cabinets, but so much more beautiful than that! They could be pieces of home furniture and no one would know. The tiniest sliver of gold hardware is probably my favorite detail about them!
And my favorite part… the prop area!! As a prop stylist, I have sooooo many treasure that it’s a bit unreal. I did a lot of purging (more news about a prop sale to come!) so that the shelves would be tidier and less chaotic.
I placed the shelves in the corner so that I would still have a tall place to store my seamless rolls, tripods, and other photo equipment. It’s not ideal, but this space has to be functional as well.
As you can see, I spent a lot of time at IKEA getting storage bins to corral all of my props!
And then one of my favorite parts… this amazing leather stool from Blu Dot. We desperately needed a place for guests to sit when they come to visit, but also a place to set mail or books down. This handsome stool serves both purposes and I absolutely adore it. And it’s soooo gorgeous against the Massena Indigo Hand Knotted Rug from Annie Selke. I don’t have words for how soft this rug is you guys — because it’s here now, I walk around barefoot wayyy more often. It’s even convinced me that I might need the exact same rug in the living room because it’s so cushy and lush feeling.
The office felt like it needed greenery, especially given how fantastic the light is in here. I repotted the snake plant from home in this Case Study Planter from Schoolhouse Electric and I’m really excited to see it thrive in it’s new home!
This is where the magic happens! That’s my desk and I couldn’t be happier with how the studio space makeover turned out. What do you guys think??
- Princeton Long Plug-In Sconces from Schoolhouse Electric
- Dang File Pedestals from Blu Dot
- Annabell mid-back desk chairs from AllModern
- White industrial desks from AllModern
- Platinum/Ivory Catamaran Stripe Rug from Annie Selke
- White shelving from IKEA
- Massena Indigo Hand Knotted Rug from Annie Selke
- Common Leather Stool from Blu Dot
- Case Study Planter from Schoolhouse Electric
- San Francisco print by Danfredo Photo + Films, framed in Framebridge
- Water by Nicole Cohen, from Framebridge x CB2
- Olviedo pillows from Bunglo by Shay Spaniola
Many, many thanks to the amazing brands who gave us product to complete the project including Blu Dot, AllModern, Schoolhouse Electric, and Annie Selke!
photography & styling by Jojotastic.