My studio hasn't always been filled to the rafters with pattern and prettiness. Once upon a time it was a tired old office space with blown vinyl wallpaper and a mucky blue carpet, but as soon as I saw it I knew it was just right! It had SO many windows and views over the rooftops, across the valley to the trees.
I'm glad that Sarah had a mind to take these before pictures when we had just moved in. I sat in that spot in the middle of the room as that was where my desk partition was going to be. That head of mine was doing some serious visualising!
We had to beg the landlords to let us get rid of the carpets so we could lay a good, sweep-able workshop floor. We stripped off all of that old wallpaper and gave it a lick of paint. It's funny to think that at this point in time (ten years ago) my wallpaper wasn't even a thing yet. It was just a tiny flicker of an idea.
And window film? I'd not even heard of it. But look at all those windows waiting...
I didn't know I'd have a laser cutter of my own at that point too
or that there would be tiny treasures hanging everywhere.
I had no idea what those internal windows would look out onto or how the space would evolve.
I didn't know that the end wall would become my wallpaper 'warehouse'
But I knew we'd be happy there and that there was space to expand and grow.
I knew that I loved the light and that there was plenty of room for us to have shared lunches with my studio buddies.
And I knew I could make it work. What a golden place it has become x