The whole working-from-home situation has gotten out of hand. Now that Ida is a talking and walking little muncher, it is simply too hard to focus on work from my living room/office. Also, my business (and blog) is growing (YAY!) and as I hire more people to help out around here, having a little crew of folks working from my living room and from coffee shops is charming and everything, but it’s not sustainable. I need a studio.
So I have begun the search. Of course, the idea of having an off-jungalow studio both exciting and daunting. Paying two rents, two utility bills, and the idea of not being home with Ida much of the time makes me feel nervous, but I can also feel that the whole household is ready for this change. It’s time to stretch out a bit and since we are still not able to afford to buy a home, this is going to be our solution for the next few years.
Of course, next to all of my anxieties about ‘leaving home’ I am equal parts excited to have a work space to create, collaborate and celebrate in. I am also pretty darned eager and elated about decorating this future hypothetical space. Of course, the decor is where my mind goes first, and my brain is already swimming with ideas.
I want the space to be super functional, but also homey and and comfortable. Natural light will be vital, a kitchen is important (I made that mistake with my last studio…it had no kitchen and so I never stayed the whole day because I always left to eat and then just didn’t go back.) I want to strike a balance in the space between mutability (like by putting everything on wheels) and jungaliciousness, (like by putting plants and color on everything, hehe). And now, as you can see, I’m getting ahead of myself since I have yet to actually acquire a space.
Anyway, the above mood board is just a dreamy kind of representation of how I see my future creative space (all of the beautiful vintage items pictured here can be found among my favorite pieces on Chairish), and I’ll keep you updated if and when I find the right thing… :) but it’s an exciting time for sure!