Hello, and welcome! I am joining in today for the first time in a few years to celebrate and tour all of the studios shared with the 7th annual Where Bloggers Create Tour! In case this is the first time you have ever visited my blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Cerri, and I have been the owner of a sweet little shop for the past eight years, The Little Pink Studio. I also run a monthly craft subscription service, The Little Pink Box, and am co-owner (and chief Mom in charge) with my oldest daughter in a planner supply business opening mid August called It's Paper, Dear. This is where all of the creative things happen in our home. Since this is quite the photo heavy post, please grab yourself a glass of iced tea and enjoy! I will try to keep my rambling to a minimum.
My studio is in a large open area in the middle of our home. It is divided from our library by a huge floor to ceiling stone fireplace and opens to our kitchen on one side. Since it is only divided by the fireplace and a kitchen wall, there are not any doors to my studio. I have made separations with old windows and columns as you can see in the photos below.
Behind the windows are some of my vintage mannequins, and we have installed little lights that shine onto them so that when looking in to the room, it appears as if you're looking into a boutique of sorts.
For the most part, our house does not get great lighting due to being surrounded by trees, but this particular room always has wonderful sunshine. It makes it feel so warm and cozy.
This is the sitting area side of the studio. The white love seat is from Ikea, and the pale blue settee and the little peach chair are vintage. In fact, all of the furniture in my studio is vintage except that love seat and a cube unit I have on another wall.
The 3 paintings on the right of this wall of some of my very favorite things. They were all painted by my great, great aunt. She was an amazingly talented woman that sadly passed in her early 40's while living in a mental institution. She painted SO many paintings that mostly everyone in our very large family has at least one original painting, all the way down to my generation. The furthest on the right is my original and the other 2 are copies of my mom's and aunt's originals. They are truly stunning in person.
You might have noticed that my walls are covered in fabric. We hung an unbleached muslin fabric on all of the walls, which looks just like a linen. The seams are covered all the way around the room with different vintage laces over a vintage pale peach satin ribbon. It's probably hard to see in the photos, but I love the way it looks.
All of these photos were taken in October, that's why there is a Halloween garland hanging from the cupboard, and there have been a a couple of changes since then. Mostly, just little changes like a cube unit filled with vintage lace and fabric, and there are more raskog carts from Ikea. (they're painted pink now, too)
And this beautiful kitty isn't currently visiting us. He's at home in Nashville with his Mom. :)
So, I think that's it! If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask. If you want to see particular uses of items in the room or a closer look at something, let me know that too and I will do another blog post about it. I feel blessed to have a large space, and would love to one day host workshops or small creative gatherings in my studio.
Thanks SO much for visiting today! I can't wait to take a look all around blog land at your beautiful spaces.
Have a wonderful weekend, Cerri