Summerland Style HQ is getting a makeover. My studio happens to be in an awesome old building with an insanely high barrel vaulted ceiling. Huge windows with a view of Mt. Baker (in Washington state) take center stage and the whole place is begging for an identity. Since I don’t have to compromise with anyone else on the decor, I’ve decided to do exactly what I want. My inspiration for it comes from an idea that I’ve been chewing on for awhile now. I have come to believe that who we are as children — say second or third grade — is who we truly are as adults. We spend middle school and high school being slapped around by hormones, peer pressure and general insecurity. Then our twenties are spent recovering from all of that. And by the time we’re in our thirties, the fog lifts and life experience reveals those qualities that we once were secure in as eight year olds. It’s a theory.
I can distinctly remember in second grade drawing triangle designs. It’s hard to explain, but they were very freeform and relaxing for me to create. I would then fill in the different sized and shaped triangles with a rainbow of colors. This exercise is the springboard for my current office overhaul. Triangle shapes are hot in design right now.
|This is similar to what I used to draw.|
|This is fun too.|
|Yeah, this is what I’m talking about.|
To round out my redesign, I also want a ginormous chalkboard,
an overly dramatic large gold mirror,
a crazy big chandelier above a girlie sofa,
a feminine desk that says “paperwork can be pretty too,”
and last but not least, a relaxing seating area so my friends will come and visit me while I work.