Here is the first look at the design plans I have decided on for the studio/craft room makeover, along with a few sneak peeks at the projects I have planned.
Last week on the blog, I shared the big news that I ordered a Create Room DreamBox and I’m planning to redesign our blog studio to make it more functional for the whole team. I had planned on showing you the finished DreamBox this week, but there was a delay on the bins, so for now I’m going ahead and planning the rest of the room’s design elements instead.
I typically try to stick with only one project at a time, and with the Studio Bathroom getting its full-gut remodel in partnership with Home Depot’s Orange Tank competition starting this week, doing two big renovations would normally be out of the question for me. But since the rooms are attached, it felt like it would be a little more manageable. We’ll see how it goes. You may find me curled up in a corner in a full-blown panic attack. Haha!
My Blog Studio Mood Board
For the studio, I wanted it to be a cozy place my team can work and lounge, but also be an organized and functional place that I can craft and play on my time off. The DreamBox fits those needs perfectly because it will hold all my craft supplies but hide them away in a pretty armoire when not in use.
I plan on covering the front of all the bins with shades of black, gray, tan, and beige for a calm and uncluttered vibe. And that floral scrapbook paper will accent a few of the bins, along with some other fun DIY accents I will be making. (More on those soon!)
Instead of having separate desks, the team will work at long communal tables. We actually started out working at a dining room table years ago, and it turns out, we really loved how it felt to sit together and work as a group. So we are ditching desks for Ikea Linmon tables. I already have those tables from my current craft room so it will be a free way to repurpose them. I love the dining tables in the Havenly and Modsy designs, but they just didn’t fit the room.
The lounge space will house a loveseat, a couple of armchairs, and some bookshelves to hold our office supplies, binder kits, and design materials. There will also be a line of bookshelves to hold our photo props and styling products, and to keep that space from adding a ton of visual clutter we will cover that area with curtains on a ceiling track.
The walls will stay white, but Forest Edge from Behr (the same color in Noah’s room) will accent the door and a few walls. Later in the future when we remodel the kitchenette area, that green will show up there, too.
The main color scheme is black, white, ivory, cream, tan, gray, and pops of green. It will feel very natural, inviting, and warm, which is the perfect vibe for work and play. I’ll play with texture and metals, and my goal is to make the room feel more like a living room and less like an office.
The Project List
- Set up the DreamBox and fill with all craft supplies
- Set up vinyl storage area next to DreamBox
- Paint the entry door and accent wall
- Add a wallpaper mural (maybe!)
- Get new loveseat and armchairs
- Add bookshelves for office storage
- Set up team workspaces
- Add hidden storage area and curtain track
- Set up a dollhouse workspace
- Remodel adjacent bathroom
- Update the kitchenette area (later)
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I’ll be sharing all the tutorials and milestones on the blog, but if you prefer video and behind-the-scenes, follow me on Instagram and TikTok @lelaburris. I will be sharing daily videos throughout the whole remodel for both the craft room and the adjacent bathroom. And make sure you sign up for my Saturday emails so you don’t miss any of the blog posts.