How to Decorate an Art Studio
My sister, Tatiana, is one of the most creative people I know. She is an architect, fashion illustrator, and overall amahzing designer. You can check out her work here. Ever since we were little girls, she would create all kinds of things that made me think that people were just born creative. While the other kids were making shit crafts, Tat would make super decked out teepees, ridiculously elegant sand castles, and beautifully abstract art. She has an amazing eye for detail, so of course when I was deciding on which artist’s studio to feature in a post on how to decorate an art studio, I chose hers.
Stepping into Tatiana’s studio is like stepping into a carefully curated boutique. She’s got so many beautiful things on display that she regularly changes and turns into vignettes. I currently don’t have a studio but I think her decorating rules, can be applied to anything you want to decorate, particularly if you have a girly aesthetic. Through my
nosiness observation and annoying question-asking, I learned many things about decorating a space in which you want to be uber-creative.
What Cassie learned:
❤ Don’t worry about buying things that match. Nothing in Tat’s studio matches, and there doesn’t seem to be an obvious theme. However, since every single item matches her personality, they all go together.
❤ Don’t be scared to use color. Tat found a beautiful antique china cabinet and lacquered it hot pink. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many people who would have made a move like that. And you know what? This piece is the one that impresses people the most. I doubt it would have had that effect had she gone with a classic color.
❤ Your studio should be in your brightest room. Natural sunlight just seems to make people feel more creative. It also lets you see color more accurately.
❤ Put your own art on display. No matter what genre of art you’re in, displaying your artwork will make your space more personal. It’s also a nice way for visitors to instantly get a feel for what you do.
❤ Paint your walls white. Being a photographer, I’m biased towards white walls. However, white walls can let you quickly turn your work space into a photo studio. In the world of selling stuff online, you’ll be able to take great pictures of your art or products or whatever you’re crafting.
❤ Keep your space as sparse as possible, so that you have space to do multiple things. For example, Because Tat’s kept her studio relatively empty, she’s able to use the space for many projects including sewing, taking pictures, drawing, and using her heat transfer machine, without feeling claustrophobic.
I’m sure there’s more, but starting with these tips should get you set up pretty nicely. Enjoy the pics.
Written and photographed by Cassandre Poblah