STUDIO::AFTER

Sigh.  Decision making is not my strong suit. I am great at hemming and hawing but not at 'pulling the trigger'.  I had a lot of studio inspiration that I collected but to be honest my inspiration worked best with wood floors, preferably stained in a dark lacquer diagonal stripe pattern, I have carpet, I needed a plan B. The inspiration to finally move on my studio makeover came two fold, I had to since I would be working from home and I inherited a bunch of less than perfect furniture.  I knew that refinishing the furniture wasn't in the budget so I went high-gloss white. I wasn't planning on going glam but I went coo coo for this neutral gray paint (no blue, brown or violet undertones).
G.G. loves the desk in white.  I know some of you are cringing that I painted a perfectly ugly wood desk, to those individuals I apologize.  I am going to add some silver hoop pulls to the drawers  I need to order on-line, trust me I drove to 50 stores in my state to no avail, patience is not my virtue.
I painted formerly mustard yellow, distressed (in total shambles) low bookshelves in a beautiful bright white gloss, and promptly color-coordinated my books. I read that doing that is passe, but it makes me giddy so I am going with it.
I send out all my printing for clients to a professional printer now so I only need an inexpensive inkjet when I am working on comps in my studio.  This printer is wi-fi so it doesn't need to be connected to the computer, I am madly in love with technology.
Not all the furniture I inherited was a bust, this vintage chair was in perfect white lacquer and black and white Florence Broadhurst-esque pattern perfection.  Bella loves it.  Click on the photo above to see the 'before' photo's, be prepared they are not pretty. The studio is not complete, I need more storage, to hang some of my photographs, wire assistance and to create a clean inspiration board but it's better than when I started and I think I will be happy to work here (for now). To be continued...

Beverly (April 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM)  

love, love your new office space! love the white. xo

Jules (April 27, 2011 at 10:47 PM)  

It is perfectly you! Great job. :)

Andree (April 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM)  

Looks great! Btw, how did the shoot go?

Michelle P (April 28, 2011 at 12:48 PM)  

Beautiful! I'm totally swooning over the moldings!

Miss B. (April 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM)  

Thank you ladies! I just wrote a long winded comment and proceeded to lose it, so I shall answer later about the shoot Miss Andree!

Stephanie (April 28, 2011 at 1:47 PM)  

Wow, what a swanky space to work, love it!

Mrs Soup (April 28, 2011 at 9:35 PM)  

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Way to rock what you have to make a totally GLAM and Inspiring workspace!

alexandrawrote.com (April 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM)  

This is beyond gorgeous. So serene. And I must send Bella a photo of Tru asleep in a tulip chair in my office.

kimberj (May 1, 2011 at 9:07 AM)  

Well done Miss B. Your decision to paint was a great one!

Jessica (May 2, 2011 at 12:30 AM)  

I love it! So clean and white.

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