Hey Pink Paislee fans, Elsie here! I’m really excited to share some of my favourite spots in my craft room with you all today.
Currently, I’m lucky enough to have a space practically all to myself, it doubles up as a TV room and my craft space. I don’t know how long I will have this room, so I try keep my stash relatively small, organised and most importantly inspiring. Let me talk you through how I’ve done this.
I’m a total day-dreamer, so I love to surround myself with some pretty things that can spark creative inspiration when I’m lost in a thought. I love that Elsie de Wolfe quote: ‘I want to make everything around me beautiful and that will be my life’… I really try to live by that philosophy!
One way I try to keep everything organised is to use wall space, this unclutters my desk which gives me more desk space to create. I have a rail with pots full of my pens, pencils and tools, And another one which holds my mists and has some really handy hooks underneath for storing my washi and double-sided tape. I keep everything in easy reach, otherwise I wouldn’t think to use it.
I have a notice board by my desk which is is basically a moodboard of some favourite and inspiring photos and embellishments, I have a video on how I made this here. I love it so much, that I really haven’t changed it since I made it.
My newest addition to my space is this Kallax unit from IKEA, a firm favourite amongst us scrappers! It sits underneath the TV and houses some albums, scrappy supplies and books, and I love it. I’ve decorated the top of the unit with a few meaningful knick-knacks.
What’s a scrap room without a nail polish station, eh?! I absolutely love these wooden beach hut units that house my nail polishes and some other odds and ends. I love anything that reminds me of the ocean, and I got the beach huts for £2 in a sale – bargain! You really don’t have to have expensive pieces in your room to make it feel inspiring.
Everything follows a similar colour scheme and I try to keep the decor fresh and light but meaningful, that way I feel comfortable and enjoy the space I work in.
Nothing surrounds me that doesn’t have some sort of sentimental meaning, so I’ve got a couple of notebooks and some copies of Emma and Northanger Abbey, that are a fond reminder of a trip to a favourite bookstore a few years back.
Oh, and there’s always a cup of coffee/several mugs lurking around somewhere in my space… the gnome mug is a firm favourite!
I’ve also got some of my favourite papers from Take Me Away into frames… I honestly didn’t want to cut into the specialty sheet from the collection because it was too pretty, so I put it in a frame and based the colours of the rest of my gallery wall on that paper… and you guessed it: pastel pinks, mint, yellows and purple!
The owl decoration was leftover from this layout I shared a couple of weeks ago, it ended up being too big for my project, but a perfect size to pop onto this canvas and the colours matched perfectly!
And yes, there is a lone blank canvas on my wall… I don’t know what to put there yet, so it’s blank for the moment!
It took some time to organise, but as someone who loves stitching as much as me, it’s become a pretty essential piece of kit. I love how it’s organised in a rainbow order, but honestly what other kind of other order is there?!
Talking of stitching this is where I end up doing most of my stitching. I keep the sofa comfy with lots of cushions and throws in some of my favourite patterns. It’s a super comfy spot to snuggle up on Winter evenings with a film or an episode (or ten) of something on Netflix! And there’s always a stitching project nearby for me to get stuck into.