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Ish & Chi: The studio

My fun new studio space.
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September 13, 2013
Becky White wrote:
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evie23
Mobile is from Potterybarn Kids.
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July 25, 2012
tshannon2012 wrote:
Can you tell me how you designed the back drop of where your picture frames are placed?
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evedababe
Id like to know how to do the back drop for the picture frames as well, I would like to do this in my family room with art my children have made.....
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March 23, 2012
eepakula wrote:
Can you tell me where you bought that desk from?
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The Shabby Nest
The desk appears to be two table put together. Those are the sorts of tables that can be found easily at Home Depot or Lowes. They tops are plastic, and the metal legs fold under for easy storage.
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kbworrell
terrific idea
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January 12, 2012
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jewelgirl
yes. they do stand out in an unwanted way. Maybe make a fabric skirt to go around the table and hide the legs and make a great hidden storage area. just get some fabric you like, buy some stick -on velcro for around the edge of table and there you are! If you pick a fabric that doesnt run then you dont have to even hem or sew! Just cut and stick. Post after pics so we can see. Love the antique piece!
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September 6, 2011
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oppie
appreciate your reply! New word for me too!
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Becky Harris
I had to look it up; apparently it's some sort of African antelope.
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January 11, 2013
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October 31, 2012
designmaven24 wrote:
What is the ceiling height for this room
August 8, 2012
akkubin wrote:
Where did you get the bird chandelier, or is it a mobile? - I love this room! Where did you get the bird chandelier, or is it a mobile?
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March 20, 2012
oliviaengstrom wrote:
Where is the white chair from?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Another option is to create a sophisticated house but to have one room that's set aside primarily for fun. This work space is ecletic and interesting and would provide a great haven from an otherwise more chic home.
Vivian from Ish and Chi: Reuse what you own. If you are renovating your home it can be tempting to want to start from scratch with new pieces of furniture or accessories (if the budget allows of course). Sometimes though, I think a piece of furniture that has travelled with you for years adds character to a home and can become one of your most treasured pieces.
Considering how much time we all spend working, shouldn't we put that extra effort into making our workspaces fun? This one's great, from the art to the chair to the lighting.
Kerrie L. Kelly added this to Relax a Little — Home Decor Should Be Fun
The unexpected: Considering how much time we all spend working, put some extra effort into making your workspace fun, too.
Cover the board in a wallpaper sample. One way to make your board more sophisticated is to cover the cork with a large wallpaper sample. Handmade paper or fancy wrapping papers can also help you accomplish this look (personally, I love the selection at PaperSource for this kind of thing).
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Create a Customized Office Look Without Built-Ins
An armoire, a vintage chest, two floating shelves and two plastic folding tables were magically transformed into an attractive office through the use of good design principles. The armoire and chest hide all the not-so-pretty necessities. The shelves handle display duty, with desktop items coordinated by color. Notice that even though the desks are not high-end items, they still fill the space, which suggests a custom-fitted look. The shelves also fill the available wall space.
Lisa Frederick added this to Create a Home Office on a Shoestring
Who knew ordinary plastic folding tables could look so chic? Pair them with a cool chair, add a flirty chandelier and some well-arranged art, and you've got an office that's easy on both the eyes and the bank account.
Other places to look for extra space include a finished basement, an attic, or even the garage. Warm up the space with soft lighting, an area rug and colorful art, and you will soon forget that your creative studio is attached to your home at all.More:How to Create a Nest at HomeTips for Finishing a Basement or Attic
Shawn Gauthier added this to Kids' Study Spaces Earn High Marks
If you have a space in your home that’s not being used, perhaps you could convert it into your child’s special study room. Having a personal escape may encourage them to spend time in it.
Alison Hodgson added this to Working at Home Together (and Apart)
Here’s another basement corner transformed by a homeowner, who used a clever mix of very basic pieces as well as attractive and stylish ones. Two folding tables offer a lot of workspace and have a surprisingly appealing look. A coat of paint, an armoire and a buffet pulled in for storage, and some thoughtful styling go a long way toward making a practical and pleasing space in which to work.
Get personal. Personalize your office with items that mean something to you. Quirky cushions, framed prints — decorate to your heart’s content.Decorate With Intention: Get Your Home Office Right

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Frames
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Who does not like Eames chairs in an office? Cozy mid-century feeling! Love the butterflies
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I like how the artwork takes up most of the wall space. Ornate chest mixed with folding tables is interesting.
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Here’s another basement corner transformed by a homeowner, who used a clever mix of very basic pieces as well as attractive and stylish ones. Two folding tables offer a lot of workspace and have a surprisingly appealing look. A coat of paint, an armoire and a buffet pulled in for storage, and some thoughtful styling go a long way toward making a practical and pleasing space in which to work.
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Big work desk.
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Office
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Craft space for Divozzos for not much $
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Here’s another basement corner transformed by a homeowner, who used a clever mix of very basic pieces as well as attractive and stylish ones. Two folding tables offer a lot of workspace and have a surprisingly appealing look. A coat of paint, an armoire and a buffet pulled in for storage, and some thoughtful styling go a long way toward making a practical and pleasing space in which to work
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If my temp office has to be in basement, this is ok.....
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Wallpaper idea
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folding tables as desks
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Cushion, artwork
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Office table
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Yarn studio
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wall art
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So pretty!
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Quirky interesting
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Color, warmth
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Awesome - 2 inexpensive work tables - eg from costco
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inexpensive basement home office, light, bright, easily modifiable
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versatile space for desk, crafts, sewing, etc.
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corner desk
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cute and fun mix of things for an office inspiration; maybe not a comfy enough chair
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pretty desk area
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simple and cheap - great for basement
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Girls bedroom wardrobe light pendant
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Could be Liz's workspace!
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Such a cute simple room
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die schilderijtjes aan de muur met behangetje erachter
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Folding tables!
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Butterfly mobile
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Love the way this space was put together utilizing what they already had. It shows what can be done for a low cost and how to make a basement office cozy.
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Desk
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Butterfly Mobile
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Fabric covered 'bulletin board'.
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cute office -- for me or ilsa
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nice quirky
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Corner desk. Backdrop board for posting pictures/ ideas
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what about a wrap around desk in the corner looking out the windows?
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painel com os quadros
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butterfly
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Home office for K - colorful and fun, inviting
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Track lighting and mobile help distract from open ceiling. Would be great for rustic or industrial...but not this attempt . Too many simplistic pinterest ideas.
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Scraproom
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rubbermaid tables used in office
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Love the gallery of frames and the framing of the hooks on the door
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corner desk with all of the pictures
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Beautiful focus wall with artwork. Nice for Julia's room.
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pictures with frame and wallpaper backdrop
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office in the basement
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task lighting, eclectic accessories
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chair for paiges room
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wall board/frame
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para despacho Monjia
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September 24, 2014
I love all of the different patterns and colors! I would feel very inspired when working in this space. The chair doesn't look very comfy though...
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basement office
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September 24, 2014
like the coziness and functionality
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we already have a table like this
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Like the frame within a frame idea.
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office!
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Uncle Ed's piece!!
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corner table/desk
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light fixture
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cheap tables, armoire
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great in a garage
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butterfly flush
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Plastic folding tables as desk, use of corner. Covering cork board with wallpaper and spray painting frame, or framing corkboard
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Fashion office
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Decorative plus track
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Office
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Love the wallpaper feature with prints over top
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desk idea for basement space, love the wallpaper accent wall and the style fits mine well
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Simple but efficient
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Unfinished basement nook
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"L" shaped desk idea that could easily fit 2 people!
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September 23, 2014
Love the use of wallpaper for feature wall and the picture frames w/wallpaper and hooks. How fun and inventive!
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Fold up table, unfinished basement looks beautiful... Lighting, matching framse
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Cork board art
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Walls look good
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like the pictures inside the wallpaper frame
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