I'm lucky enough to have a whole room to work in and I adore my studio, it has a calming, fresh, feel to it which keeps my head clear.
I studied a BTEC in interior design in the 1990's and loved it, in fact, it was very different to the kind of thing you see on the television and our main tutor ( a big interior designer from Sloane Square ) was always shouting ' oooh, I get so fed up of these television shows, it's not real interior design ' and she was right! I trained at a huge drawing board, working out everything in strict measurements right down to where the electricity should go, studied and wrote several thousand word essays on the history of art, learned how to make mood boards and never really did too much of the actual ' putting paint and fabric ideas together unless it was for a project.
I've always had a flare for colour and design and somehow manage to throw things together without really trying but this isn't something I take for granted as so many people tell me they're unable to do this which is why I love helping friends out when they ask me their advice about decorating.
I designed my studio with one thing in mind....creating a work space that was calming and not under the influence of too much colour and distractions ( very unlike my actual work! ) This was fundamental in order to have a clear head whilst working but such hard work, you just wouldn't believe all of the white paint I went through from ceiling to floor and how long it took me.
This room used to be a therapy room, a completely different colour and feel, and I was lucky enough to already have these units which have come to great use, as you can see. Even in the smallest of spaces, if you use your space wisely you can certainly come up with something super duper too! As I said above, this room is lovely and big but some people's work spaces are quite small and so get your pencils and paper out and draw yourself a work space design, using every last inch of space from ceiling to floor...it can be done and can look wonderfully cosy too!