The New, New Curbly HQ – We’re Moving

This post is brought to you by Bill Murray and the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ because here we go again. One year ago, I was writing a post about the big move into our own studio space. It was a huge step for us, for in moving we made the decision to find a space that allowed us to create more work-life balance (less emailing/preparing dinner/managing homework, more intentional family time at home). 

Now, here we go again! Continue Reading

Before and After: Builder-Grade Office Gets Luxe White Makeover

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These pictures confirm what I knew all along. I need a designer to live with me and run my life 24/7. What do you get when you mix an outdated officespace, a chic design blogger, and an extremely talented interior designer?      


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This.This office reveal is breathtaking! I’d eat, sleep, work, and live here everyday if I could. Visit Camille Styles to see all the jaw-dropping pictures in all their glory! 

The Big Reveal: Camille Styles Studio by [Camille Styles]

Eye Candy: 11 Amazing Artist’s Studios and Workspaces

created at: 04/09/2013

It’s art month here at Curbly and we’ll be sharing more awesome DIY art projects than you can handle. While we’re at it, though, I thought it might be fun to take a peek into the work spaces of a few professional artists. So, put on your Eye Candy aprons and check out these 11 inspiring studio spaces!     

1. Colorful home studio in Raleigh, NC.

2. Greenhouse-style painter’s studio.

3. Light-filled home studio.

created at: 04/09/2013

4. Artist studio in the woods. Continue Reading

Makeover Tour: A Dull Basement to Bright and Cheery Home Studio

created at: 02/11/2013

We’re excited to share an exclusive makeover with you today! You may remember Alexandra Hedin and her fresh and colorful style from her week of inspiring guest posts last spring. Since then, she’s been busy giving her basement laundry room a bright, cheery, and oh-so-functional makeover. Read on to check out the new space and get some behind-the-scenes details!     

Name: Alexandra Hedin

About: I am a lifestyle and entertaining correspondent for local media outlets including television, magazines, etc.   Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Colorful and Inspiring Craft Rooms

created at: 01/16/2013

My “craft room” consists of piles and boxes of various materials scattered between several rooms, tucked into drawers and closets in a sad attempt at being organized. So, in an effort to inspire myself and those whose crafting spaces might need a little help, I’ve rounded up 10 colorful and drool-worthy craft rooms! Enjoy the eye candy, friends.     

1. A wonderfully fresh and airy crafting space!

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2. A colorful and eclectic home studio for designing and sewing. Continue Reading

Studio Tour: Holly Magner of Grovecraft

Holly Magner's GroveCraft studio

“I make things out of other things”. That’s how Holly Magner describes the mission of GroveCraft, her one-woman handmade apparel company. Magner’s main products are felted mittens and unique bicycling hats, both of which she produces at home in her studio. Though it’s not mass production, there’s a lot of stitching involved, with runs of hats or mittens sometimes numbering in the hundreds. As a result, Magner’s workspace is designed to be efficient and productive; the creativity happens elsewhere, the studio is for churning out product. Continue Reading

Gwen Hauser’s Workspace Tour: An Art Studio With Freedom to Make Mistakes

Gwen Hauser is an atelier-trained painter; lots of classical training on how to capture light, get perfect skin tones, and do things the right way. And for a long time, that perfectionism was what stifled her creativity. 

Gwen Hauser in her St. Paul studio

“It was suffocating,” she says. “I’m a mess when I work. I like things visually chaotic, and I needed the freedom to strip my art down to the core and make mistakes.” You wouldn’t know if from her paintings, which are detailed, abstract ‘maps’ inspired by vintage newspaper clippings and photographs. Continue Reading

Desk-A-Day: Jillian Frances

created at: 01/05/2011

January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly, where we’ll be exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make the spaces where we work and express our creativity as amazing as they can be.

Throughout the month of January, we’re featuring an inspiring office or workspace in a series we’re calling “Desk-A-Day”.Today’s office comes from graphic designer and jewelry maker Jillian Frances. See all the creations made in this inspiring space at her Etsy shop, then head to Modish to check out the full tour of Jillian’s studio. Continue Reading

A Beautiful, Well-Organized, Small Business Office and Studio

created at: 07/16/2010

Le Papier Studio makes modern and elegant silhouette creations, and recently, owner Vana Chupp upgraded from working at home to a brand new studio and office space. And from the looks of it, she totally nailed it.

PhotobucketBright, airy, well-organization, and seemingly incredibly functional. “Everything has it’s space which make the studio look fairly organized most of the time (something I’ve always struggled with working from home).  You might remember my original posts, here and here about my home office? Continue Reading