Thursday, November 19, 2009

Studio
I have some pictures to show you this morning of my studio(looking remarkably tidy I must say!) I'm not the best at taking interior shots - I always find it hard to get the lighting just right but these aren't too bad. The studio has very high ceilings - maybe 14' high which I love because it makes it feel very spacious. Recently I installed industrial gallery lighting which has proven to be the solution to bring good light in. I have a big open work space - a stock room and an office. The furniture is either from IKEA or the gov't surplice store for large mapping tables and drawer systems. the final picture is the view from the studio door - and lastly one of our regular visitors in the summer

At certain times of the year - spring and fall - we get a lot of black bears around the studio. They are very shy and harmless if you don't bug them! I feel so lucky to be able to stop work and watch the wildlife!

20 comments:

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Fun space, Fiona--and the visitor looks friendly. :)

Cate said...

Ooooh that looks so exciting to me, like going into a really posh stationery store! I love to spend time just mooching around those places and your studio looks as though it would be a real treat.It's definitely time to visit!

Natalie said...

What a lovely post - I wish my design studio was as neat and organized as yours! And you have a very inspiring view too.

BJ Lantz said...

Looks like a lovely, inviting, well-organized space in which to work. But I'd be a little wary of taking a lunch break in the grass!

Deb said...

What a great work space you have -- and fabulous view from your window! I would never want to leave that room!

marzi said...

you have no idea just how jealous i am of your space. it's so light and bright compared to my dungeon with 1 tiny glass block window. you're so talented.

Erin said...

Count me among the envious too! I just love how big the space looks. So comfy and warm too. And I love the big basket of scissors. I've got to do that. I can never find the right pair when I need it. Gorgeous Fiona!!! xo

daisy janie said...

dreamy space! i could get a lot of work done there. i will be hiding this from my husband or we'll be moving to a mountain retreat before the day is out. thanks for sharing Fiona!!

ks said...

Great photos! No wonder you get so much done, it's fantastic.

angela liguori said...

What a lovely space! so organized and spacious! Love the bear outside the window keeping you company!

Fiona Cartolina said...

Good morning - thanks for all the comments. I love my studio and yes it is a big space. The total space is about 1300 sq ft. Half of that is the work space and the rest is an office, stock room, wash room and box room. I'm afraid it doesn't always look so tidy - today for instance!
Thanks
Fiona

Brittany Noel said...

You have such a well put-together workspace. I hope to have a studio have as wonderful some day! And that view... I would love to see black bears outside my window!

susy said...

wow. my space looks like a bomb went off in it, and there might be a hobo hiding under my desk.

your workspace is lovely!

Linda said...

you did forget to mention something. The dance area. If I happen to pop over for a visit or to help out a bit, Fiona turns up the music and we break out into a dance routine.
She's a multi-talented lady.

Fiona Cartolina said...

Ha ha Linda - I wouldn't call it a routine - it's more of a 'stress-busting musical freak out'. But isn't it fun?
And I learned all my moves from you!

Fiona

Teresa said...

Fiona!
I am speechless!
What a lovely studio you have to create your lovelies! The windows...oh I do love those big windows which is something I began to notice about homes in the Northwest! Gotta have those big windows to bring in all the green! I am simply NOT believing that you have visits from black bears!
What a rare treat.
And how inspiring!
Well I just think your space is spectacular! Wish I could come and spend some time creating my little heart out! I have got to order a couple of your journals!
I adore journals!
XXOOXX

The Sale Rack said...

a total dream space!

littlepapoose said...

i came across your blog today.. via a tweet on twitter. Its lovely!
love you work space as well! inside and out its probably a great creative space :)

farouche said...

Your studio is so lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Christy

Jane K. said...

Wow! I love your workspace! So calming and pleasing! And your visitor!

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