At its best, a home is meant to be a place where you find respite from the day’s stresses and challenges. For many, the best way to de-stress is to create something.
The trend towards creating small space studios either in your home or in a converted shed is on the rise. In part, I believe, due to the increasing noise and frenzy of our everyday lives.
Quieting your mind by going into “Flow” is one of the best cures for our modern age. Wikipedia’s definition of flow is
“In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.”
The photo here is of my little studio in my back yard. It’s a place where I can go and create art or quietly work on my business, or just sit and drink tea and read a book. As a Realtor, I am often in search of that perfect home for my clients and in many cases, they want a place to express their creativity. Some popular spaces that buyers are looking for these days in my current business are homes with a shop and homes with a crafting room. I love helping people find homes that will inspire them. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of my job. What’s been really fun is that many of my clients are now my friends and also supporters of my budding artistic endeavors. Just for fun, feel free to check out my art website at http://suzanneellerart.com.
Houzz is one of my favorite places to get inspiration for various design ideas. Studios spaces and “she-sheds” are no exception. When I was deciding on what to do for my studio I used this site as a resource. Below are a few examples of some really fun little studios.