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Sunflower Too: Karen in Oregon (#111)

October 13, 2006

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

Sunflower Too: Karen in Oregon (#111)
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.

Sunflower Too: Karen in Oregon (#111) 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.

Sunflower Too: Karen in Oregon (#111)
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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(images by karen for decor8)

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28 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous October 13, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    LOVE the color! great space and such interesting pictures!

  • Reply kstyle October 13, 2006 at 4:51 pm

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

  • Reply Carryl October 13, 2006 at 5:44 pm

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

  • Reply jeremy October 13, 2006 at 5:56 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 13, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    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.

  • Reply Pat B October 13, 2006 at 6:04 pm

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

  • Reply patrica Martinez October 13, 2006 at 6:05 pm

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

  • Reply ricardo October 13, 2006 at 6:06 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 13, 2006 at 7:03 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 13, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    hey this is great!!! lots of color

  • Reply Anonymous October 13, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    the sunflower theme is perfect..really conveys the message

  • Reply Kerry October 13, 2006 at 8:43 pm

    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

  • Reply Funky Finds October 13, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    such a bright cheery space!

  • Reply Anonymous October 13, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    great space, a winner all the way

  • Reply hiphostess October 14, 2006 at 2:55 am

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 14, 2006 at 2:57 am

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

    Cindy

  • Reply Anonymous October 14, 2006 at 3:25 am

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 14, 2006 at 7:31 pm

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

    Kathy

  • Reply Anonymous October 15, 2006 at 12:08 am

    LOVE THE CREATIVITY

  • Reply Miss Beaux October 15, 2006 at 12:26 am

    Love it!

  • Reply Kathy October 15, 2006 at 2:21 am

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

  • Reply lynn October 15, 2006 at 5:04 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 15, 2006 at 7:59 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous October 15, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    grat use of color!! I vote for Karen

  • Reply Anonymous October 16, 2006 at 12:48 am

    nice space, perfect

  • Reply Anonymous October 16, 2006 at 4:11 am

    fun space! great energy

  • Reply Anonymous October 16, 2006 at 5:18 am

    Loved Karens space!! Awesome!!!

  • Reply Anonymous October 16, 2006 at 6:06 am

    It’s a winner!

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