Design Roots Home Studio Tour

designroots entrance

Hey y'all! Welcome to the Design Roots Home Studio. Come on in and let me show you around. 

design roots door

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen lots of pics over the past 6 months showing a slow transformation of this new space being curated into an office that I love. Most houses in our neighborhood have a mother-in-law suite, ours however, is my studio. I love this space. Everyone who comes in asks - "what is this room suppose to be?"..."did you build it this way?" With a separate entrance from the outside, no one has to see all the dirty laundry and kids' toys in the rest of the house! Hello, perfect! So here it is. A space that I can call my own, host classes and teach private lessons. It's true what they say, every door has two sides, and the one connecting to our home from the studio serves its purpose in allowing me to turn work off so I can be fully present with my family. 

Okay, let's take a look at some of the details on the business side.

When you are welcomed through the exterior entrance, to your right, is what I call my class space. The large table + chalkboard on the wall are the fundamental features that make-up the area where I host all of my workshops.

design roots class space
design roots class setup

On the wall opposite from the exterior door is the home of this {fun}ctional piece where I keep all of my extra supplies, products and class materials. I was lucky enough to purchase this old type cabinet from a letterpress company that was moving. (Thanks, Jason - it's still one of my favorite pieces in the office!) You will also see examples of prints, sketches and envelope samples here. 

prints and products
design roots studio

Now you're at my desk area where you can experience my perspective when I'm working on client jobs, new designs, inspiration and dreaming-up new ideas. 

design roots desk shot

I chose calming grey/green walls for this space and surrounded it with artwork + prints from artists I admire, treasures I love, letters from fellow calligraphers and magazine clippings that inspire me.

design roots studio

I know what you're thinking... that desk is WAY too clean. Yes, it is. Don't worry. Below is a shot of what it looked like minutes before Mallory started shooting pics for the tour.

design roots desk

That's a quick look! Thank you for letting me show you around. I hope you enjoyed the mini tour. I'm in a constant state of moving things around and changing the layout, but right now I'm pretty happy with how it is coming together. I love to come in here every morning with my coffee in hand and do what I love.

Speaking of coffee, want to visit Design Roots and see for yourself to unwind while learning a new skill? I would love to host you and your groups for a class. I've always got coffee brewing for good company and ink ready to make beautiful creations with. 

Spring classes will be open for enrollment soon, so stay in touch through the blog and follow me on Instagram to make sure you get your spot!

HUGE thanks to Mallory of Mallory Shelton Photography for coming in and capturing these beautiful pics. 

Table, White Chairs, B + W Rug: World Market // Black Cabinet, Plants, Black Pendant Lights: IKEA // B+W Chairs: West Elm // Jute Cirlce Rug: Serena and Lily // Door Mat, Baskets: Target // Lion painting: Abel Garcia // No print: Ashley Buzzy // Pink Ampersand: Made by Girl // Eames Chair Print // Pink Lamp: Home Goods // Light fixture + paper floral installation: DIY coming soon!