Studio Up Close {Your questions answered}

I recently had a post where I showed you my home studio.

This is where I make art alone and often with my children.

This is where I put the music on and let my mind wander.

I received many private emails asking me questions about my studio and where I got certain pieces.

I hope this post helps.

If I forgot to answer your question or if you have a new one please leave a question in the comments of this post.

Here we go…..

When we were looking for a desk I was originally looking for a vintage farmtable.

I wasn’t finding one the either the right size or height.

Looking online you would think you would find them everywhere but when I needed one they were nowhere to be found.

We decided on THIS desk from Restoration Hardware.

We waited until it was on sale.

I wanted this desk because it was already rough looking and I knew I wouldn’t be reluctant hammering a nail into the side to hang something or freak out if paint got on it.

It was going to be my painting desk…it was going to get messy and messy right away.

I absolutely love everything about this desk.

I love using old drawers, bins, muffin tins etc to store my supplies.

They are inexpensive and had tons of character to my space.


I don’t know what my deal is with vintage ladders but I have three in my house.

Two are in my studio and one is in our living room holding all of our vintage quilts.

Here I have tons of inspiration hanging from one of the ladders.

My curtains are from Pottery Barn.

 My friend, Tracey, has the white ones and I fell in love with them.

I could never find any curtain rods that I liked so I begged my brother-in-law to saw me off some branches from their trees.

I love them this way and they make the space more whimsical.

I love vintage items for storage!

Whether it is a vintage dresser, printing press storage, shoe racks….they all add so much character.

We were fortunate to find this amazing wood and metal baker’s rack at Old Glory Antiques.

It is exactly what we were wanting and needing.

I use vintage suitcases for storage throughout my studio.

I also always have music playing.

Either I have my iphone docked and playing on my desk or I have a record spinning on my turntable.

I have to have a place to put up my favorite photos, art, gifts and letter from friends and peers.

I loved this so much that each of my boys also have them in their rooms to old their art.

Thank you for all of your questions and please feel free to ask more if you want (or if I didn’t answer your previous question).

The original post can be found HERE if you want to see more photos.


Please excuse how some of the photos look from previous posts.  We added a column to the side of my blog for the time being to show the information about the new e-course.  Unfortunately, it has smooshed some of my photos.

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  1. Suzen

    Jeanne, I completely get your ladder thing. I have one in my living room that I got last year at a yard sale, with no idea of what to do with it, no room, etc. I just loved the wood and the beautiful hardware on it. Now it sits in front of the french doors with plants all over it. (I also got an old wooden barrel there which I turned upside down and use for an end table next to where I read–it’s the perfect height! I think I paid $20 for these two items–woo hoo!)

  2. Rose D., Frenchtown, NJ

    Jeanne, I absolutely love, love, LOVE your studio. It’s very warm and inviting. If I were to come to your home, I would just sit on the floor in there with you, drink coffee and talk creativity!! Continued blessings to you! Enjoy the weekend. ~rose

  3. Connie Lou

    Jeanne – Love your space and all that you share with us. It is beautiful and so inspiring. Thank you again! Ahhhh, I’m one of your students that is still trying to find my creative niche..but I keep on trying. When does your ecourse from the 1/9/12 class close? It appears my pace has been lagging behind everyone else. I always enjoye the music you play here. It is usually music I have never heard before. Think I need to follow your playlist. Have a great weekend!

  4. Lynne B

    Your work space is not only beautiful and inviting but it’s also very functional. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us because it gives me so many ideas for creating my own work space. I do have to ask though…can you tell us about that gorgeous chandelier. Those colored crystals are magnificent. – Lynne

  5. Wendy

    Your studio is fabulous. I just love to sit and gaze at every detail. Did you get your chippy white 5 from Tracey? She has one, Kasey Buick has one. I don’t have one. 🙁 Five is my favorite number–it’s the number of people in our family too. I have been on a hard target search.

  6. Jeannie-JB

    What a wonderful studio! Thanks for sharing it. I too, love your playlist – thanks for sharing that with us too. I love reading your blog and listening to the music. You Rock!

  7. Lisa W.

    Hi I am totally new to your blog…have been looking at all the eye candy you sell, but never your blog. OMG your studio is amazing…I just see creavity ALL over the place. Love the vintage mixed with new…just awesome:)

  8. Leah C

    Love, LOVE, love your studio, Jeanne! It’s absolutely gorgeous…every little detail is scrumptious:)

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