guest blogger - alli from hooray:

May 7, 2010

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today we have a wonderful studio tour from Alli of hooray design! i love getting a peek into the world of a design/craft blogger. alli also runs a shop here (which is reopening soon!) hope you enjoy the tour she has been so kind to submit today, also stop by her twitter and facebook! thank you for sharing your sweet work space with us alli!

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My Studio Space
Hello! I'm Alli, a designer from Ann Arbor + the blogger from Hooray. I'm thrilled to be here today, and thought I'd share with you a glimpse of my studio, a space where I'm most inspired + creative. Over the winter I started feeling very blah about the space (never a good thing!), so I've recently finished giving it a little (read: cheap, simple) makeover, including a few quick DIY's. Below I've shared some of the process + results!

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My main work space: 2 inexpensive Ikea tables, placed side by side to make more of an impact (I have a 3rd one across the room for my computer as well). They're easy to clean and to move around the room as necessary. Twine is strung across the wall so I can display my stash of magazine tears.

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Chair DIY: Last fall we gave this chair (thrifted for $10) a face lift using fabric I had on hand. Above you can see my husband simply stapling the fabric over top the old vinyl covering on the seat, and then voila! Now it's a beautiful chair, and having this standout piece allows me to keep the rest of the furnishings simple.

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Project/inspiration board DIY: I'm very visually inspired, so I wanted one wall completely dedicated to a giant inspiration board to use for projects. I glued a roll of cork to a 2' x 3' plyboard that was 1/4" inch thick, then hubby screwed it onto the wall (as seen in first photo). I opted not to place anything else in front of the wall so that I can easily access it and change pinups, fabric swatches, etc.

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Two open storage units: the first is a tall black bookshelf that we've always had, so I tried to make it more exciting by putting my prettiest storage boxes + baskets on its shelves, openly storing stacks of magazine + binders on it as well. The second is a white cubby that holds lots of supplies and has utility bins (not pictured) along the bottom to hide various objects.

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My favorite spot: as evident by these photos, my studio doesn't get much natural light, unfortunately. So, this spot next to the window (to the right) is where I spend the most time working. Overall, my studio is pretty basic, but I hope a few of these ideas will inspire some of you to make use of what you already have, and try out a few projects to personalize your space + make it more inspiring. Thanks for having me!

25 hello's:

  1. awwww i love alli and her blog! and even better that she is from ann arbor, my hometown! =) this is a really inspirational post to me as we are renovating our basement right now... and i fully plan on creating a crafting corner to hold my sewing machine, fabrics, packaging supples and just all things craft related! i love the idea of creating a big inspiration board and hers is just soo lovely!!

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  2. love the white cubby space! and two thumbs up on making your own cork board & reupholstering the chair!

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  3. love your studio alli!

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  4. Love the fun and creative inspiration board!
    xoxo Laura

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  5. i love this guest post! what a lovely studio - it actually inspires me to put up an inspiration board. thanks for sharing!

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  6. love it! i've just been working on updating my workspace as well--same ikea tables (what a deal!). thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Alli!this looks amazing!!definitely loving it!

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  8. lovely :) thank you for sharing :)
    I've been going through much of the same process with my "studio", complete with the cubes and thrifted chair :D

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  9. Alli, I love your moodboard! I imagine its very inspiring for you :)

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  10. Very beautiful space to work in. The magazine tears are a good idea, I want to try that in my own work space.

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  11. What a lovely space! I love it!

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  13. this is beautiful and inspiring. i love your soft, dreamy neutral color palette.

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  14. I love the amount of light in her studio! I would kill for that.

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  15. gorgeous!
    so sweet and pretty, really enjoyed this post!

    <3
    Mila.

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  16. Hooray is one of my favorite blogs. I visit Alli everyday and connected with her when I was a new blogger. I love her space here and all her inspiration and ideas too. Thanks for sharing your space with us today Alli and thank you Danni for featuring her here. She's a very sweet Woman of God.

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  17. I love this creative space - it feels spacious and light!!!

    :) Laura

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  18. love it! very nice, simple and organized : )

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  19. Adore it all, but most especially the inspiration board!

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  20. Love Alli! So much beauty in her work and the detail she puts into everything.
    Such a lovely office space!
    <3

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  22. Beautiful studio space! Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. oh my gosh I love your studio space! The inspiration board is brilliant. I'm sure I have all these supplies but they don't look anywhere near as lovely/organised as yours!!

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