Friday, April 27, 2012

my new studio

  
months ago dan encouraged me to create a studio
or a workplace if you will.
i was traveling around the house with my laptop
& felt sorta homeless.
we basically were only using our living room 
as the room that holds the christmas tree
so it seemed the perfect space.

we found two perfect homes for the sofas
& began to make a plan.
during the interim caroline enjoyed having her own personal dance space!





basically i need a place to write, edit photos
& work on noonday.
we had our budget in mind & headed to world market to purchase
a table, chair and a couple other little pieces for the space.

i realize it's pretty sparse right now
but too much clutter actually makes me nervous.
i'm going to let the room evolve...
may or may not add storage for my noonday inventory
may or may not do something different with lighting
(i'd love a chandelier)
may or may not reupholster one of dan's moms chairs that she passed down to me
may or may not add some art
or make some big boards to showcase photography.

but for now i'm loving the space.
when the girls come home from school
someone usually camps out in here & works on homework.
i wanted a big comfy chair so that while i'm working on the computer
someone can snuggle up with a book. 

i realize it's probably a designer's nightmare
or it looks completely uninspiring to you
but it's  perfect for me!
i usually have the window closest to my desk open
& listen to the birds right out side my window
that nest in the maple tree
while listening to fleetwood mac or needtobreathe on pandora.
i love it!






































~~~
because i thought you might ask~~
table, stool, metal organizing shelf - world market
camera bag- jeanne oliver
business cards - minted
white chair- IKEA
big striped frame with beach photo - the handmade home 
beach photo i had printed on canvas - easy canvas prints
salvaged tarp France bucket - restoration hardware
leather journals - anthropologie
framed art - janet hill
gold frames- collected at country living fair & gifts from a friend
brinkley - adopt a golden agency in atlanta ;)

~~~

thank you to my dan for encouraging me to
begin this new adventure with my photography
& with noonday.
thank you for wanting to me have a space to be me.
thank you for believing in my dreams
especially the ones i didn't even know i had in my heart...
i'll love you forever with all of mine.

64 comments:

Kat said...

Paige, I love it! I've had my eye on that same desk from World Market for a while now. I LOVE it!!! What a wonderfully, peacefully, creative and serene space! It's perfect.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i just adore
your new creative space

and that little painting
of the photographer lady
is sa-weet

love the clean and simple
bibs and bobs you've added

thanks for sharing
and have fun
creating in your new space!

alison

Simply Me said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!! and it's sooo paige!!!! a wonderful new space for you only to become more creative! love the table & stool, and of coarse the camera bag & my favorite the camera strap! i hope you have many ,many wonderful times in your new space creating beautiful memories not only for you but, for many other families as well!

Mrs. Sutton said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How on earth can you use the word 'uninspiring' and then show these magnificent photographs??? That space is phenomenal - I LOVE it! If I carry on I'll end up gushing like a loony, but safe to say that it looks like pure perfection to me. Oh - and your daughter is SOOOOO cute. Congratulations with living your dream. xxx

Simone said...

Perfection....I dream of an office space like that!! Enjoy!! XX

gina said...

Looks great Paige!! Don't cha just LOVE World Market!! BTW remind me where you got your camera strap cover.....I have been looking for a new one.

Shauna said...

I love it. Its so nicely decorated. Its clean looking, and looks like a peaceful place to work. Im re-doing my work space now too so this is a nice inspiration.

{Shauna}
www.ShaunaWyrick.com

Just For Today said...

I just "discovered" your blog this morning. I know it was God. Watched your video. WOW!!! What a testimony of His faithfulness. SERIOUSLY!!!

So blessed and grateful to meet you. I will be following your journey.

And I can't tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your space! And more than that, that your beloved knew you needed it. He sounds so much like my husband. :)

God Is Good!!!

Hugs From My Heart

Melissa said...

Love your new space and I really love the camera strap

Tiffany Interiors, LLC said...

Love your new space. So pretty! I like that you are going to let it evolve. Very nice...

Jboo said...

Oh my -- it's beautiful!! Looks perfect for you!

Happy weekend!

Melaine Thompson said...

Um......ENVIOUS! I LOVE IT PAIGE! What a great use for this space!!! I love everything down to the last detail!!!! I must get that world market cart! I have a thing for that store! You did good my friend! xoxo, Melaine

p.s. Brinkley looks very happy in there!

Kim said...

lucky you... what a lovely sanctuary!!

Anonymous said...

But you didn't say where you got your camera strap - please tell!

traci said...

paige.....your studio is amazing. i bet you want to be in it all day long. love it. and your business cards are awesome. i never thought of that company.

smk said...

love love love what you've done :)
and mentioning where brinkley's from, clever.

had fun with you yesterday love you!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Paige, absolutely lovely. Awwww I want World Market to come back to the Minneapolis area!!!! Love love love everything you have done. Blessings to you...
Krista

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

eeek!! Love it all!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Looks lovely . . .

Ruth said...

Your new creative space is gorgeous. I like the idea of letting the room evolve as you begin using it. Each of the items you have already added are gorgeous. I love the metal organizing cart. The empty frames against the wall and the basket of starfish are great additions. A chandelier would seem perfect for the space.
Ruth

pballard said...

love your space. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

super cute space!!!!! you didnt say where the camera strap came from... please tell....

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous Paige!!~
You did a fabulous job!
I love the desk!!
Have a beautiful weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I love your new space. World Market is one of my favorite places to go for furniture and accessories. My bedroom set is from World Market. You have made good use of an unused room!

Jeannine said...

pretty x 7! (I just kept saying that many "pretty"s over and over in my head as I looked at this post!)

And your Caroline has a stunning extension! Clearly, made for dance!

And the scissors illustrating that edition of "Little Women" is just brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful space. Thank you for the inspiration.
I'd love to know where your camera strap cover is from also. So cute!
Thanks!

chrissiwithab said...

Paige it is just perfect. Your photography is so wonderful I envy your clients. When you decide to do a photo road trip to the west, count us in. Love Brinkley in your shots. When I am doing online work (aka shopping), you can always find a pup near my feet trying to talk me into visiting the Harry Barker site.

LouBoo said...

I just really like your style Paige - makes me want to declutter and whitewash my house more than ever! L x

Deborah said...

Paige, it's lovely. I wouldn't change a thing. I really love the picture of the lady with the camera. Thanks for sharing your special space.

Lindsey said...

So glad you have a space to be your own! I love that it's not "complete." There's something about having room to grow that makes places even more welcoming...especially for the creative types like you!

Kelli said...

I lave followed your blog for a long time now but have never left a comment. What a beautiful place...I love everything about it!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Between You and Me said...

love this new space.
it's totally you and perfectly beautiful.

your man and my man could be real life friends.
love the way he loves you, paige.

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Gorgeous gorgeous GAWGEOUS! What a perfect space made just for you :)
You will do/are doing amazing things.....
XOX

ps - where did you get your camera strap?! cuteness ;)

Jacqueline said...

I can't even describe how much I love this new space. Would love to have a room like that in my house one day (when the baby toys are not taking over every inch of my home!) I also really love your business cards!!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Awesome Paige! I love the little details...the photographer painting, the mercury glass, the fun storage elements. And oh! to have your own space. What a blessing! We're in the middle of turning our little loft space into my office...so I can have a place for my pink dell laptop...just like yours. lol!

xoxo
Wendy

julieann said...

Very cool. I would love to have this space to myself..

julieann said...

Very cool. I would love to have this space to myself..

Michele said...

Love, love, love your new space Paige! Hope you are well. I wish it was time for Nashville again! xoxo

Jodi said...

I love your room; I think it's beautiful! Your little details are perfect. Enjoy your new space. :)

Brinkley is so sweet, I just love to see him. :) Caroline has fabulous form! Wow, wish I could bend like that! :)

Have a great weekend!
Jodi

Jodi said...

I love your room; I think it's beautiful! Your little details are perfect. Enjoy your new space. :)

Brinkley is so sweet, I just love to see him. :) Caroline has fabulous form! Wow, wish I could bend like that! :)

Have a great weekend!
Jodi

Cate said...

Paige, it looks beautiful! What a wonderful space for you to continue your magic!!

Paige said...

A beautiful space!

Jillian, Inc said...

Love it all-- being able to sit by the open window sounds heavenly!

Pam said...

Love everything about this Paige! I could just move right into that room and be happy. Lucky girl!

Your business cards are beautiful. So classy and so simple.

Love, love ,love.

pam

brockey said...

So beautiful !!!

Tammy said...

Sweet Paige! I love your studio space! A beautiful and perfect space for a talented, creative ( and special) person! I love all the details- thanks for sharing! It gives me motivation to get my cluttered dark work space cleaned up!
I've being shopping the Noonday collection off and on for a few weeks...decided today to purchase a bracelet. So I've started my collection! Yay! Can't wait for it to get here!
Take Care!
Tammy
Junk Wild

deb said...

just love your space paige.

im wondering about the white chair you have by your desk - where it's from and if it's comfy for working at the desk?? it's just beautiful and i'm looking for something that is not too office-y, but will be tall enough for a desk, etc.

thanks for inspiring!
xo
deb

Object of Maya*ffection said...

How WONDERFUL to have your own studio space!! CONGRATS!! I love everything you have done so far! I definetley think you need to hand your photographic work in there!!

courtney said...

paige - it looks stunning. every piece, every little thing that i know makes you smile. great work! and i think any decorator would kill to get you on their team for a day.

Bethanie said...

Its perfect Paige!! Cannot wait to see all of the amazing things to come out of your new digs!!! xoxo

LLH Designs said...

A studio is such a wonderful gift to yourself. Mine is my favorite place to be! You and I have a number of same things! Looks fabulous, Paige!

xo,
Linsey

PS - I LOVE Needtobreathe!

Anonymous said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudinesLimited?ref=seller_info

Have you seen these jewelry trees on etsy? I got a really large one a few years ago now for Christmas, it is like a beautiful sculpture in its own right. Would look great in your LOVELY workroom to hang some noonday items.

Louise

Tove said...

Smart idea and great studio!!! I just wonder where you have bought your journals... Would die for one of those. It might not be available in Norway, where I live, but perhaps on Amazon???

Regards, Tove Halse Digernes, Norway

Anonymous said...

beautiful, beautiful space!! Love it. Can u tell us more about the scripture on the wall? Vinyl? Hand painted? I love it....love your blog. It is inspirational!

Anonymous said...

Where did u find that camera strap? Love it...

Lissa said...

I saw on IG that you had posted something about this and I just had to come see and I just LOVE LOVE it! What I love about it is that it's completely YOU. Your taste. Your style. My living room is bare bare bare and I for the life of me can't figure out what to do in there. I can buy kitchen stuff any day of the week but living room?? Well this has inspired me to just be me and put out what I love and what is truly me. LOVE the framed card or print of the photographer lady. so cool! And I have that yellow journal from Anthro. I use it to write the things in it that God is speaking to my heart. Oh and I love your book collection as well. Everything just works together so well. Enjoy it in there. Oh and to picture you sitting there listening to the birdies and feeling the gentle breeze. PERFECTION! Well this comment is rather long isn't it??? Guess I'm making up for lost time. ;)

Lissa said...

I saw on IG that you had posted something about this and I just had to come see and I just LOVE LOVE it! What I love about it is that it's completely YOU. Your taste. Your style. My living room is bare bare bare and I for the life of me can't figure out what to do in there. I can buy kitchen stuff any day of the week but living room?? Well this has inspired me to just be me and put out what I love and what is truly me. LOVE the framed card or print of the photographer lady. so cool! And I have that yellow journal from Anthro. I use it to write the things in it that God is speaking to my heart. Oh and I love your book collection as well. Everything just works together so well. Enjoy it in there. Oh and to picture you sitting there listening to the birdies and feeling the gentle breeze. PERFECTION! Well this comment is rather long isn't it??? Guess I'm making up for lost time. ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh Paige! What a dreamy workspace you have created! It's simply gorgeous! I foresee many wonderfully creative and inspired ideas take shape in that room :>)
Such love to you,
TonjaG

Jen Kershner said...

Paige! I'm just catching up this morning and I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your new for you space. I see some of my favorite WM finds there! I hope you are really enjoying this room. I bet it is used a lot more now and I think that's wonderful!

Alecia said...

Beautiful work space...I love how supportive Dan is...sooo sweet!

The business cards are fantastic...one of the many beautiful models you have ;-)

Can't wait to see what you create in your new space!

Ali said...

I love your new office space! It is BEAUTIFUL! Just wonderful! Makes me wish for a space of my own at our house! :) What a cool desk! I LOVE your books too! Where did you purchase those classic books from!?!

Enjoy!

~ Ali

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

Dear Paige, your studio is beautiful... I loved it.
I think it looks peaceful and elegant... I love that is NOT cluttered. I loved the table with the candle holders! and the desk and the metal organizer and stool and table light... too many things to list, lol! I wish you SUCCESS!!!

Colleen said...

So beautiful! I have an extra room in our house all to myself for my "office". Unfortunately, I have allowed it to be filled with all our household clutter. Your space inspires me to start working on it tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Privet and Holly said...

Missed this the first
time around.....

L
O
V
E

I think it is perfect
and I love that you
are going to let it
evolve [great word,
by the way....}!

xo
Suzanne