When Apartment Therapy contacted me to do a studio visit, I think I had to pinch myself from all the excitement! I have been a long time fan of Apartment Therapy's site, and always used them as a resource for designing my home. So it was very flattering that they wanted to come see where I worked and made my pieces. They came in and did an amazing job photographing my space as well, the photographer Ellie was a doll to work with. She even was able to take a couple images of the new expansion (I have a real wood shop guys!) which you might have seen glimpses of on my Instagram.
I selected a few of my favorites from the shoot. So enjoy their design surgery and images below, I think they turned out awesome. You can see the full article post here.
Images by ELLIE ARCIAGA LILLSTROM
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Modern, earthy, and industrial.
Inspiration: Small Japanese spaces, industrial factories, natural light, and small cozy corners.
Favorite Element: The brick walls and the large bay window. The space used to be an old tomato factory in the early 1900s; its industrial features show so much character and are my favorite part.
Biggest Challenge: I have a wood shop in the back, so everything gets so dusty! It is always a challenge to get the space clean because the minute I start working it just gets dirty again.
What Friends Say: They love the plants that are all over my studio! They say it feels like an industrial jungle.
Biggest Embarrassment: The wood shop floors are always full of saw dust and cork.
Proudest DIY: The shelves on the wall. They surprisingly took me forever to decide on to make!
Biggest Indulgence: Plants, I love them! They bring a natural touch to such an industrial space.
Best Advice: Design with the space in mind. This is my office and workshop, so I know better than to have fancy things in here!
Dream Sources: Craigslist and Home Depot
My assistant Genevieve putting a final touch on the a piece, branding!