I’m Laurence (I am a female!) from Santa Monica and would love to enter the contest “My Workspace”. Thanks for the great inspiration on your website!
When my husband and I relocated to California, we agreed to share the spare bedroom and each have our separate working space! I spent quite a lot of time in my working space doing crafts like sewing, journal making and jewelry making. I have lots of small supplies and had to figure a way of storing everything but have them accessible easily.
This is the card that I have chosen: I try to keep my desk as tidy as possible so that I can use it for various activites. I have created a fabric padded mood board for keeping things to eye levels. It is great to use as a mood board as well.
My sewing notions are stored under my desk, in a translucent 6 drawers chest. I have revamped a plain Ikea shelves and placed it next to my desk for easier access. I use large storage boxes for my scrapbooking and other supplies. I use wooden magazine holders for my books.
To the left of the desk and the shelves, there is a mirrored sliding door wardrobe which I have converted into more storage space. I used the same Ikea shelves to store fabrics, sewing machine, jewelry and paper supplies.
On top of the shelves, I have placed a small wooden sewing cabinet for bobbins and ribbons. I find that storage boxes and containers work great for my space! I like to keep it clean and tidy. This is my space and I love it!
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(images from laurence for decor8)
I was so excited when Holly’s Plate entered her workspace. It’s fun to see where the girl behind the blog spends most of her time. What do you think?
Here’s is my entry. Fingers crossed …
Everything in my office is very modular ? right down to the view. I have a few organic shapes… The plants, the vases, a little bird, what’s on my monitor, all thrown in to create some visual interest and add a little personality. My office is also mostly brown accented by some pops of blue.
The card I selected, called Frame, was a perfect match for my space. It’s mostly brown with a pop of blue. It, too, is very modular but has the organic shapes in the numbers of the address. The overall look is clean, modern and sophisticated, with just a hint of playfulness ? a lot like my, much loved, office.
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(images from holly for decor8)
This contest is so much fun, It’s great to see where you work, how you organize things, and the colors that you love to work around. Such creativity! In addition to the entries, it’s fun to read your comments, too. Please keep ’em flowing, as they are extremely helpful as we try to determine our final three.
From our five entries posted yesterday, we have three strong leaders of the pack. Based solely on your comments and emails, Christine and her classroom (#105), Gennine in Mexico (#101), and Jessica in Chicago (#104) are the leading ladies for now (not in that order). Let’s see how things go today as more appear here on decor8!
So… Look for more workspace entries today, voice your opinion, and help us find our winners! Winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th at 5PM EST! Who said Friday the 13th is always bad?! :)
Here’s a fun and quite unexpected entry – I’m so happy to have second grade teacher Christine in our contest.
Here is my entry for the workspace contest. This is probably not the type of entry that you are recieving. This is my second year teaching second grade so I’m still settling into my classroom. My goal is to try to make my classroom functional, inviting, and cute (but not too cute) without it seriously affecting my less than fabulous teacher’s salary. I’m also at work a lot so I want it to be a space that I feel comfortable in.
What would I do without my venti coffees?
As for the card style that I think best matches my workspace: I had to pick, what else?, an 1OOth day book chain: my students wrote down 1OO of their favorite books that they read during the 1st 1OO days of school.
teddy bear reward jar
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(images from christine for decor8)
Jessica is a Graphic Designer from Chicago. Check out her energetic workspace!
Here are pix of my home office for the Fabulous Stationery contest! As you can see, orange makes me happy–from the design on the curtains I painted, to the pillows on my reading chair, to the goldfish on my mousepad. You’ll glimpse fun features in here (can you find them?), such as my square flower painting and the tiny cow that reminds me of home. This is the place I like to be.
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(images from jessica for decor8)
My inspirational swipe board….and a small batch of my cupcake pincushions!
Betz would like to welcome you to her studio! Betz combines the ancient technique of felting with today’s cast-away sweaters to create what she calls “felted wool, artfully stitched”. Betz has been experimenting with felting and fulling wool for more than 10 years. With a background in children’s apparel design the results are fun, fresh and whimsical.
Notes from Betz: I am a textile and apparel designer. I also have my own website, where I feature my work in recycled felted wool. My studio is a sun room accessed by french doors off of our family room. I can seclude myself from the mine field of legos lurking right outside my door. On the flip side, when I make my own creative catastrophe in my studio, I can leave it behind closed doors.
Outgrown kiddie chair, now used as a book shelf…
The card that best fits my studio: Bands.
As you can see, there are a lot of windows and natural light, which I love!
The armoire is my stash of supplies…
Betz has a Etsy store, if you’re interested in her felted wool beauties!
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(images from betz and decor8)