Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Art Loft!

Back in 2007 when we started talking about adding an addition on to our house, I never dreamed it would include my own scrap space. We were adding about 600 square feet of living space which included a family room and additional bathroom. But, after talking to the architect, it also included an art loft for my daughter & I! Turns out that the roof line had to be redesigned which would mean having tons of attic space. I was actually excited about that because our storage space is limited. But during that meeting, my husband (love him!) asked the architect if that space could be opened up and be a loft instead of an attic! I was on cloud 9! From that moment on, I began to create my space in my mind and collect ideas and stuff from garage sales and thrift stores. By the time the remodel was complete in 2008, I was ready for my space!

The stairs to the loft are right off the kitchen/dining room area so I am still right in the heart of my family while I create!  I just finished going through my space and purging supplies, so I still need to reorganize and put stuff in better spaces --- but that will have to wait!

Here you go -- mess and all!

View from the top of the stairs - the back wall of the loft:



View from the sofa looking at my work space and over the edge of the loft - brown wall goes all the way downstairs in to the entry way hall of the house:


One wall - this wall has a large tall art table on it with shelving above:




The other wall - this wall has most of my daughter's painting supplies on it along with her canvases:




My to do list --- with a love note from my daughter:


Baskets of mini books:


and the view of the wall from the stairs:



Carolyn Lontin said...

What a fantastic space!! Great wall color - love how bright it is!

Lori Apgar said...

Wow what a neat space!! I love your lived in look ~ I can't create if my area is too clean!! I love how you hang your layouts on the wall with pants hangers ~ how cleaver!

How fun to share your space with such a loving daughter!

Erica Hettwer said...

This is one of the coolest spaces! I love it, Kim!!!

SuzanneRenee said...

wow this is gorgeous and gives me some great ideas for my room! I particularly love that you used pants hangers to hang your LO's on the walls! THATS FABULOUS!!