My family and I have been in this house for over 10 years now.
My primary Studio space has been what would be considered the family room,
adjoining the kitchen.
It made sense as we used the living room as a family room, eating all of our meals together at the dining table...watching movies together.
When my husband passed, I got the garage too and have used that space for messy metal/woodwork and even taught some classes out there.
But over these years, two sons flew the coop. The one son remaining is a full time college student and Starbucks employee, mix that with his working out and he is rarely home.
My honey has a funky schedule and sees many clients in the evening, which some times
leave just my daughter and I home with the pack of dogs. So we end up eating
dinner at the kitchen counter.
Houses have lives, just like people, rooms evolve and I like it that way.
So, it was time for the living room to be utilized differently.
It is double the size of the family room.
It took a few weeks to get the rooms totally flip flopped and dialed in, but boy, have I NEVER been happier. The living room has large windows, with light flooding in.
This is a destination room whereas the family room was always a pass thorough room to get to the kitchen or back yard.
My work table now is smack dab in the middle of the room, Emily typically sits on one side and me the other after school, where she does her homework and chats with me as I work.
I am so incredibly happy with this setup!!!
PLEASE excuse the messy rooms, I am getting ready for 2 Holiday shows...so this was as clean as it was gonna get!!
Still need to patch holes in walls and touch up, but, hey...that will take some time to get to.
I have to give a shout out about the above console.
It was a custom piece made in 1960, signed by the artist. This piece is 12 ft long with
cool old casters. The door panels are gorgeous laser cut pieces and the hardware is perfectly suited.
I snagged this amazing piece for $60...yes 60 buck!
At the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
The leather sofa also. It is a $500 Ikea leather sofa that I paid $75 for,
Ah, I love a good deal!
Hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend!!