For the past few years, the design world has been dominated by chic minimalist spaces furnished sparsely with low-profile decor in neutral palettes. These spaces may promote feelings of peace and quiet, but creative inspiration is often found in spaces where visual stimulus, color, pattern, and imaginations can run wild. If you are an aspiring artist or small business owner, one of the most important things you can do for your creative journey is to have a designated space where you can work, create, and experiment freely.
When I managed a local art store I met a particular artist, mentor, and now friend, who told me that the most important thing you can do as an artist is to have a designated space where you can keep your tools (paints, brushes, canvas, etc.) out at all times. For him, it began as a small card table in the corner of his kitchen, though he has since expanded into a loft studio space he shares with his equally talented wife. But your "space" doesn't have to be big, fancy, or furnished perfectly, it just has to be a place where you can keep your creative supplies within view. If your materials are out of sight, they are likely out of mind, and you're lessening your chances of finding time, energy, and inspiration to create before you even begin!
If you're wanting some inspiration for your own highly creative home office or studio, here are a few spaces that are full of personality!
Enjoy the process!