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There's just one problem with this shed: It's too cool. "I've found that I just sit inside the space, look around and think about how cool it is more than actually creating something," says homeowner Chris Sewell. The sunny Santa Barbara, California, shed serves many purposes: It acts as a buffer between the street...
5 Creative Studios and Cabins Right in the Backyard
Sometimes when you want to get creative, you have to leave the house. This can be mighty inconvenient, as crowds of angry latte swillers don't take too kindly to you and your laptop hogging a four-top table at Starbucks for eight hours a day. See...
11 Tips to Get the Creative Space You Crave
Do you dream of having your own creative space? If so, you have come to the right place. From lighting and organization to displaying your finished work, the following ideas can help you create a space tailored to your needs. Join me in exploring...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Hardworking Studio!
The studio may not be a room included in every floor plan, but most Houzzers crave one. It’s a space that exists for our work or pleasure, giving us room to create and take chances without worrying about spills or putting everything away before guests...
Visit London’s Shed of the Year
Carpenter, painter, musician and sculptor Joel Bird started working on his garden shed four years ago. “It was like an experiment, really,” Bird says. He’d finished renovating the house he’d bought in Tottenham, north London, and he wanted...
Room of the Day: A New Art Studio Paints a Perfect Picture
Artist Elise Marshall has been painting since she was 10 years old. And throughout that time, she’s always relied on spare rooms or crowded garages to make her art. So after living in a small house with her...
12 Ways to Make That Inspiration Board Truly Inspiring
Wall-mounted inspiration boards are satisfyingly tactile and can be unique wall art in their own right. Let these 12 fresh takes on the classic bulletin board inspire your own installation, from clipboards and pegboards to entire walls filled with ideas....
Room of the Day: A Stylish Mom Cave Inspires Creativity and Girl Time
“This was the room that always had its door closed,” says interior designer Emily Griffin. After she had finished designing almost...
A Creative Studio Welcomes Family Projects
Creative families need creative spaces. For Autumn Sproles; her husband, Chris Stutsman; and their two homeschooled children, that meant a studio addition that would accommodate playing with Lego bricks, banging on drums, stenciling T-shirts,...
Room of the Day: A Former Garage Hits a High Note
“This homeowner is a guy who really knows how to live,” says general contractor Chris Myers of Pinneo Construction. A rare find in the tony and densely populated Princeton, New Jersey, area, his client’s comfortable, rustic home sits on 17 peaceful...
How to Set Up a Craft Room
Is your kitchen covered in confetti-like bits of paper from last night’s scrapbooking session? Do you often look down in the middle of a meeting and discover you’re covered in a light dusting of glitter from your kids’ most recent art project? Or...
My Houzz: A Big, Empty Box Becomes a Mod Live-Work Space
Photographer Nicolo Sertorio and research scientist Seonok Lee were looking for a spacious, multifunctional home with an easy commute to San Francisco. They found what they wanted in a 3,300-square-foot unit...
Room of the Day: Potting and Puttering in Toasty Warmth
Winters can be extra tough on Minnesotans who love to garden. A small addition to her 1919 bungalow allows this passionate gardener to keep her hands in the dirt all year long while protecting her favorite potted plants. “We wanted to make the new addition...
Basement of the Week: A Creative Space for Kids and Storage for All
Interior designer Justine Sterling was tired of her family’s having to enter their lovely colonial home through a dank basement, and craft projects had...
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