Advertising works on me. I saw an ad for Havenly.com on Instagram and was intrigued. They’re an online design service. For $199, you get two design concepts, an initial design and a final layout for the room plus a shopping list. You pay them and they handle the rest. You can buy all or nothing. Check out their designers here.
Using photos I uploaded and my Pinterest page, my designer, Heather H., of Austin, Texas offered two concepts:
I made comments about what I liked and what I didn’t. I told Heather that Concept One was “sew sweet” and Concept Two was “sew cool” and I wanted to be COOL. That resulted in this concept:
I commented again and this was the final presentation:
I purchased the desk and the cutting table as well as a computer keyboard system from HumanScale.
The curtains were listed at $530 for the two panels and I knew I could make them myself. I contacted my friend Ana who works at U-Fab and is a fellow Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild member. She found me a great option, $12.99 a yard, and they made the curtains for $89 each, which is a great price, for a total of $300 for the two panels.
I painted the walls a light gray, Reflection, from Sherwin Williams.
I decided to wait to buy the rug since I had a rug I could use for now. After everything arrived I placed the furniture in different locations. The cutting table was bigger than I anticipated but I love the counter height and the extra space. I’m undecided about getting the chair — which I think is heavenly.
Now for the GRAND REVEAL. I don’t know how those magazines and design bloggers get such great wide views. You’ll see it got dark while I tried to get the perfect shot.
The design wall came with me from the apartment, and I’ve blogged about it previously.
That’s it — somewhere between Sew Sweet and Sew Cool.
4 thoughts on “My new sewing/office space”
Hi Wanda, your sewing room looks great, congratulations! Well done with the curtains. Looking forward to see your new projects. Barbora
Thanks Barbora. It feels great to have this space to create.
I love this studio, thanks for posting.
Lucky you! And BUY that chair!