Currently, I have an old ugly table that I made an okay skirt for from Marimekko fabric and simply covered the top with contact paper (yuck!). There is a couch and chair, Simon Pierce lamp and a gorgeous armoire with filing drawers from Crate & Barrel. The walls are painted a periwinkle blue.
My first step began a month ago. I ordered simple tins for storing my gemstones, tools and wire for the desktop--nothing fancy, but attractively utilitarian. I like to have everything out on the table in front of me so while I'm designing and creating I can just grab. If stones are stored in drawers or cabinets they just aren't accessible enough. I've had these wood vases which are great for the tools and I'll keep those.
My dream work table is here:
Big Sur Small dining table from Crate and Barrel.
Look at the grain detail!
It is ideal as it is GORGEOUS, large and a rough look solid wood (no veneer!) so if I bang it up the dents will blend right in.
Chair choices have become a big concern for me. Sitting for so many hours a day is taking a toll. I am looking into a few ergonomic choices, and if anyone has suggestions here I'd really appreciate it. I'm considering a saddle style and kneeling chairs. Ideally I'd alternate sitting positions during the day. Doesn't seem healthy to me to be in the same position for so long...
As for artwork, I'd think I will purchase a slew of etsy prints and frame them all in silvery painted wood frames and maybe a few of these frames from wonderful etsy artist Plyhouse.
I currently have this mirror where I tuck etsy biz cards from sellers I've ordered from, and this cork/inspiration board where I just tack up any old item that I love.
The rug I currently have does well for flying bits of wire and topaz beads. The pile is very short but feels good underfoot and I love the subtle pattern.
Time to work out the budget for the table and chairs...
Here's a wee bit of a new piece:
And, my current favorite new item in the shop:
Ice Baby ring bling!