Saturday, 19 April 2008

Studio Love........

Well, my family laugh when I call it a "Studio" - I guess sewing room sounds more normal to them. I wonder though at what point a sewing room becomes a studio - maybe when one uses the space to make a living? Not sure - but I love my space!!

I planned this space just for me throughout the planning of the building of our home. Maybe a little selfish, but I so need to escape to this place even just for a little while. I had the table and freestanding hutch built to order. I am really pleased how it turned out.

The daybed is a favourite - I had one on order for weeks and weeks and it just never turned up - you know - that slow boat that never shows!! I was so pleased when I walked into another furniture store in town and could have it delivered the next day.

I love the crystal door and cupboard knobs. Alexandra and I both have them in our rooms - the builder couldn't quite get his head around that one. I lost count of the number of times he told me things I wanted weren't "the usual". I think when you dream of something for so long it is worth doing it the way you want it.

The bottles I collect from the shop - cherries come in them and they are just perfect for storing all my bits and bobs. I love my stacks of books and cherish them, can you see the Crabtree and Evelyn room spray - just beautiful.

I enjoyed making my sewing machine cover - so much nicer than the plastic one that came with it!

These old boxes I came across at the thrift shop one day - what a great day that was - I store my vintage lace in them.

I love to just look at this roll of monograms I found in my dear Nana's things. "E" for Eleanor - I wonder what she stitched them onto as a girl.

I hope you enjoyed a visit into my "Studio". Now just to spend more time in there!!


nicolette said...

Your Studio looks so wonderful and inviting! I hope you will spend lots of happy hours in there!
You have a great eye for decorating.

onlinelesley said...

Now Leisa, this is just getting ridiculous! Your house just cannot be this perfect!! I think I will send you a photo of my "sewing room" and see if you can give me some decorating advice! The biggest problem is that the room has to combine my work stuff and David's desk. Next time I am up in your neck of the woods I am going to have to come and visit and check out your beautiful home. Love to all xx

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

What a simply scrumptious room, Leisa! A heavenly place to work I am sure.

Have a great weekend.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Leanne said...

Hi Leisa, Your studio is beautiful I am patiently waiting for my own space. It should happen in August. I am busy collecting things for it. I love your machine cover I keep meaning to make one.

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Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Good Day to you Leisa! I love your Studio!!! Very lovely and charming. I have a sewing room but might like to rename it! Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Maryjane

Miss sew n sew said...

I found your blog through Buttercups And Roses it's lovely I absulutly love your studio everything has it's place and looks so pretty love your day bed I have plans for my own studio one day down the garden!

mellyandrosie said...

yummy studio! definately a studio, not just a sewing room. It is just so full of goodness! Makes mine look a little shabby if you ask me. Thanks for sharing!
Rosalie. xx

maree said...

Hello leisa, I have just come across your blog from another & it is just Gorgeous, love your style & your Studio is Divine,will be popping back from time to time.
Hervey Bay.

matilde said...

Tienes un blg muy bonto, y tu jardin es precoso un saludo.