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Sunflower Too: Karen in Oregon (#111)

You may know Karen from her blog, K-Style. Now, catch a glimpse of her whimsical studio space (a garage!) in Oregon.


Here is my entry for workspace contest. Some fun details about my space. Besides blogging about design I am also a lampworker and design jewelry with the beads I create on a powerful torch. My studio is a corner in our unfinished garage. A few years ago I decided that I needed to do something to jazz up the space and make it a little less garage-like.

The name of the card I’ve chosen is Sunflower Too. I had a really great time with this contest. It was difficult choosing the one card for the space. Ultimately I chose Sunflower Too because both flowers and color are such a dominant theme in myspace. I posted about it on my blog with the two most likely card choices and we had a great design debate.


My inspiration was the flower napkin ring that you see in one of the photos which I had slipped over the lamp which lights my torch area. From there, I headed to Target, TJMaxx and my favorite dollar store to pull together my space with a “flower power” theme. The piece covering my chair is a table runner. All of the fabrics covering my Costco tables are tablecloths, and the daisy in the center is a placemat. Then I scattered playful, hot-colored kitchen throw rugs all around the space. The space really pops in our drab, sterile garage and now I love to go out there and torch. I had a great time with this contest. Too much fun!

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COMMENTS?

(images by karen for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on October 13, 2006

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  1. Anonymous commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 4:36pm

    LOVE the color! great space and such interesting pictures!

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  2. kstyle commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 4:51pm

    Thanks decor 8 for including me. I’m voting for karen in Oregon.k

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  3. Carryl commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 5:44pm

    I find such inspiration in Karen’s sense of color and design. Her workspace is a treasure and so is she.

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  4. jeremy commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 5:56pm

    wow!!! What colors! fabelous! if this one doenst win nobody should!

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  5. Anonymous commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 5:58pm

    I love what Karen has done with her (garage) work space. She shows an enormous talent for producing a bright color scheme with lots of texture. Her studio entry just energizes me to want to create too! I vote for Karen?s k-style in Oregon.

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  6. Pat B commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 6:04pm

    Karen’s garage workspace is inspiring! Fun colors and objects to keep yourself jazzed and enthusiastic while working. I vote for Karen.

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  7. patrica Martinez commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 6:05pm

    I like this one, lots of color! brightens up the day..

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  8. ricardo commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 6:06pm

    wow! Muy Bonito , Me Gusta Los colores!!!!!

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  9. Anonymous commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 7:03pm

    I wish my workspace looked like Karen’s–very inviting. Maybe I’d actually get some work done.

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  10. Anonymous commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 7:36pm

    hey this is great!!! lots of color

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  11. Anonymous commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 8:03pm

    the sunflower theme is perfect..really conveys the message

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  12. Kerry commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 8:43pm

    My vote is for Karen’s space! My garage glass studio looks nothing like the fabulous space Karen has created. So bright and playful, great environment!

    Kerry

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  13. Funky Finds commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 9:58pm

    such a bright cheery space!

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  14. Anonymous commented
    October 13th, 2006 at 10:13pm

    great space, a winner all the way

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  15. hiphostess commented
    October 14th, 2006 at 2:55am

    this space is so bright and cheery! Matches the look of the selected card perfectly – nice work! :)

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  16. Anonymous commented
    October 14th, 2006 at 2:57am

    Such super results with relatively little–very creative, and as bright as she is! I vote for Karen in Oregon.

    Cindy

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  17. Anonymous commented
    October 14th, 2006 at 3:25am

    Loved all the colors. Very bright and cheery. Very nice working environment. Good Job!!

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  18. Anonymous commented
    October 14th, 2006 at 7:31pm

    I vote for Karen. I love the use of bright colors and the way they are put together.

    Kathy

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  19. Anonymous commented
    October 15th, 2006 at 12:08am

    LOVE THE CREATIVITY

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  20. Miss Beaux commented
    October 15th, 2006 at 12:26am

    Love it!

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  21. Kathy commented
    October 15th, 2006 at 2:21am

    I vote for Karen,
    The colors really pop.
    Great job Karen.
    Kathy

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  22. lynn commented
    October 15th, 2006 at 5:04pm

    this is my dorm room from 1971 at san diego state such memories i love this

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  23. Anonymous commented
    October 15th, 2006 at 7:59pm

    Incredible use of color…and I think she is very talented…my vote goes for Karen

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  24. Anonymous commented
    October 15th, 2006 at 8:00pm

    grat use of color!! I vote for Karen

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  25. Anonymous commented
    October 16th, 2006 at 12:48am

    nice space, perfect

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  26. Anonymous commented
    October 16th, 2006 at 4:11am

    fun space! great energy

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  27. Anonymous commented
    October 16th, 2006 at 5:18am

    Loved Karens space!! Awesome!!!

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  28. Anonymous commented
    October 16th, 2006 at 6:06am

    It’s a winner!

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