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Discover Your Creative Space

I love working with creative people. One of my favorite clients, Julie, is an avid scrapbooker and exceptionally talented greeting card designer.

Julie has an incredible collection of specialty paper, scrapbooking tools, card stock, and decorative accessories. Her challenge has been that she’s moved several times during our years working together and each of her homes hasn’t had a designated space to work on her projects.


On two of her moves we converted her garage space to a working studio, which worked well but wasn’t ideal. Fortunately, on her last move she had an extra bedroom which made a perfect craft room!


Personal Design

We started the design process by talking about how to use the space, identifying Julie’s personal style, and how she wanted the room to feel.

We started the design process by talking about how to use the space, identifying Julie’s personal style, and how she wanted the room to feel. She needed a large work surface for creating designs and open storage for easy accessibility. But most importantly, she wanted the space to inspire creativity.


The Space


The best part of the room was a huge window which looked out to a wooded area and flooded the room with light. The room also had a 12’ long closet, which was perfect for maximizing storage for her paper and supplies. We were off to a great start!


Thanks to my handyman, the first step was easy. The sliding closet doors were removed to maximize access, followed by the closet bar which extended the full length of the closet and limited our options for adding shelving. And then the organizing magic started to begin…



The Result

Everything fit! Julie’s smile said it all. Her inspiration was back!

Three heavy-duty stainless shelves fit perfectly end-on-end inside the closet and maximized the vertical storage space. Two additional shelf units were added along the remaining walls and a worktable was set in place under the window. Everything fit! Julie’s smile said it all. Her inspiration was back!


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