Studios and Workshops 49 Ideabooks

8 Rooms That Say 'Let's Make Something'
If you're lucky enough to have a workshop or craft room, you want it to be an inviting place that inspires you to get right to work, with plenty of easy-to-use places to stash your tools, samples and supplies and a nice big work surface. Dreaming of shaping...
Your Space Can Help You Get Down to Work. Here's How
Do you work best in the middle of a bustling scene or do you need utter peace and quiet? Are you a minimalist or a stuff lover? Do you do your best thinking while gazing out a window or would you rather be on your feet, moving things around? Designing...
2 Washington Studios Give Artists a Place to Create
Artists need time to think, daydream and allow new ideas to develop — Henry Thoreau's best work was done in isolation at Walden Pond, and Vincent van Gogh painted many of his masterpieces while gazing at the lavender fields of Provence. But finding...
Step Inside a Stunning Nature-Inspired Sanctuary in South Australia
The stony, exposed ridge that overlooks South Australia’s Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island was an ideal place for artist Winnie Pelz to design and build her 452-square-foot studio, but the extreme weather, unpredictable soil and nosy...
6 Artist's Studios That Model Great Design
I was watching the film Pollock the other day and found myself envying Jackson Pollock's studio in Long Island, New York, as cold and rustic as it was. What a dream, to have a separate studio where one might be inspired to turn the art world on...
Studio Tour: An Art Salon in the Heart of Las Vegas
After years of working solo, artist friends Daria Riley and Sabrina Cofield reached a state of limbo in their creative lives. Artwork had taken a backseat to the call of motherhood, and they needed something to kick-start their creativity again. Their...
See a Party Barn Shaped Like a Game Piece on the California Coast
With an existing permit for a barn on their 16-acre property, Stuart Gasner and Kate Ditzler of California's Monterey Bay Area decided to create something that would complement their compound-style...
11 Extraordinary Playhouses That Dream Big
Sliding barn doors, green walls, a loft space and slides are often on the wish lists of renovating homeowners. But they're also trending in 11 custom-designed playhouses from this year's Dreams Happen event, a biennial auction and fundraiser benefitting...
The Narrowest House in the World?
Could you work, eat and sleep in a 48-inch-wide studio? This tiny Polish structure, wedged into a gap between two buildings, is 4 feet wide at its widest point. The building serves as a workshop for Israeli writer Etgar...
Stressed Out? Try Hitting the Woodshop
Could it be that we’re in a renaissance of working with our hands? I mean really working with our hands? You know, with heavy tools that leave calluses, on projects that at the end of the day, week or month give you something that can't be emailed...
6 Tips to Combine a Crafts and Homework Room
The dilemma: Your kids could really benefit from a quiet, productive space for doing homework, but you also want an inspiring craft space. Can't decide if you should devote your spare room to your kids or yourself? Consider a third option: combining the...
Studio Tour: Creekside Appeal for an Artists' Workspace
Before starting construction of their house, this husband-and-wife artist team decided they wanted a studio first. Mark and Kelli McDowell both needed space to work — he, on...
9 Ultimate Gift Wrapping and Crafts Stations
Although not all of us have dedicated gift wrapping stations and crafts rooms in the house, we can at least dream and take inspiration from those who do, right? Get ideas from these efficient spaces and crafty workstations to make holiday gift wrapping...
Studio Tour: Spaciousness Serves an East Coast Artist
A drastically different design from the existing house, this bold stuccoed addition hosts an expansive artist's studio. Jessica Stockholder and Patrick...
Decorate With Intention: Nourish Your Creativity at Home
Whether you knit, sew, paint, write or craft, chances are that you find it challenging to squeeze in as much creative time as you would like. It is all too easy to allow our schedules to be filled to the brim with obligations to others, but the fact remains...
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