Saturday, March 23, 2013

the sewing room

One of my favorite things about reading blogs is seeing how other people live, and how they decorate their homes. I hope you enjoy that, too, because I am sharing photos of my new sewing room today. I never in a million years thought I'd have a whole room like this to myself! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

This room used to be Stella's and it was very very pink. I can't do anything about the pink carpet yet, but I did paint the walls. I used the leftover paint from my floors (Martha Stewart Flagstone), and I love the way it contrasts with the white bead board.


This desk (inherited from my parents, from Ballard Designs) used to crowd the tiny office off the kitchen. Now I have plenty of room to spread out my projects, and keep an eye on the neighborhood while I work. The red lamp is from my favorite part of Ikea - the as-is room.



Here's a round-the-room tour for you. First, the view from the door. My sister-in-law gifted me her old cutting table and it is the best. No more kneeling on the floor to cut out pattern pieces! It's a life saver.


My dress form is out of our closet, and can finally stop creeping up on us. Hooray! This little cabinet used to be our changing table, but now it holds all of my fabric, yarn, and ribbon. I donated most of my stash, and threw away almost all of the rest of it. Now I am down to bare bones and it feels excellent. This cabinet also holds my serger. If you consider yourself even slightly a seamstress, get a serger. Please. They make everything better. Mike found my Babylock Evolve on Craigslist a few years ago and I use it on almost all of my projects.



For my fifteenth birthday, I picked out this rocker. I know, I am a nerd. But I still love it, and I am so glad to have a nice sunny room to put it in. My fittings usually involve mothers, so this will be a nice spot for them to sit and visit. And hello from the fitting mirror!



This room is a dream. I kept it very spare on purpose. I need a clean slate to have a creative mind, and every time I walk into it my mind is quiet and I am ready to work. Just in time for Prom season, too.


12 comments:

  1. I'm jealous of your room. I sew in my living room/dining room and I'm constantly moving my machine from one table to the other. Lucky you!

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  2. Looks great Steph! I'm so glad you finally got your sewing room.

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  3. Love your new sewing room!

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  4. I love your room! About the only "domestic" sort of thing I love to do (besides just hanging out at home) is sew and quilt. But of course, my beef with it is how much work it takes to put all my equipment out and then take it down again lest Addison stick herself with a pin, etc. Someday I would love to have as lovely a set-up as you do!

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  5. Oh Stephanie, it's wonderful! I was wondering what you were going to do with Stella's room when she moved downstairs. How about Elliot's room?

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  6. You're an uber-talented woman, and a supreme homemaker!

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  7. Lov it. How I would love a ssewing room but the dining room table has to work, The cutting table is a dream and so much better than my counters or table as it is hard for me to get down on the floor like I used to. You are the best and sooooo talented.
    Love you

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  8. Oh! This is my dream too! My children, however, keep moving back home. I had a whole room for about six months once, then my son-in-law got laid off at work and there it went. But the perk was having them live with us when my first grandbaby was born! Now another daughter occupies that space as she looks for a new job. Someday soon another daughter will be off to art school in far away Georgia and I can use that room, but I will miss her terribly! :( You have done your room beautifully and I love the changing table idea!

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  9. Amazing! I love your minimalist style. So chic. Hope you can share some dresses that you will be working on!

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  10. yes I do love seeing the progress on your rooms. I love your style and I wish I still lived in AZ so maybe you could sew something for me ;)

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  11. gorgeous - what a pretty place to create.

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