Dreaming of A Creative Loft

Over the past few months our townhome has gone through some changes. It’s the first time I’m living in Redding and have my own room. I can’t tell you the freedom this shift holds. We’re still figuring out things for the fall, but are loving having a dedicated space. Once I knew I had my own space, there was something that I longed for. I was ready to have an 8 foot desk back in my life.

For most of the past three years, I’ve been working from a small parsons desk. That’s right. Everything our studio produces comes from an 1000 square foot townhome and is designed from a 36 inch desk. It was definitely time for an upgrade.

When it came to sourcing our desk we were struggling to find something that had the minimal aesthetic from a retailer within budget. We opted to go the custom route and can’t wait to share with you the results. In most images we saw, we loved the expanse of a thick piece of veneered oak plywood spanning wall to wall. With a door blocking the way and the other available wall having the placement of the bed, we worked with a local carpenter to create a custom desk with a waterfall wooden edge. Coming in at 8 feet long, there is enough space to have an analog desk and a digital desk. We’re dreaming of flatway photography with stunning natural light and a space to work on projects, hand lettering, and sketches. On the other end of our desk, our display, tablet, wireless keyboard, and mouse. We can’t wait to put systems in place to make it work for us in the best way possible.

With the upgrade in desk size, we’re also upgrading a bed. Inspired by our favorite minimal palettes, we will be keeping walls white, add plants, shelving, and a great piece of statement artwork above the bed. With the bed in white, we’ll add texture and color through textiles, accessories, and plants.

As we look to the room as a whole, I’m inspired by some of the favorite loft spaces and AirBnbs I’ve stayed in over the years. They’re sleek, modern, and have the perfect bohemian touches. While I would love to have a dedicated office within our townhome, we don’t currently have the space, so this decision will have to work until we start thinking about a home purchase.

When it comes to the floor, we’ve been crushing on rugs with a vintage kilim style. They’re stunningly gorgeous and vibrant in color. Have any of you placed a rug on a rug before? Did you like it? Hate it? In the past I’ve done this and the rug didn’t stay put.

Looking for more inspiration for your home? Make sure to follow our Interiors board on Pinterest.

Featured image from HGTV, Fixer Upper
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What home projects are you working on? Any spaces that you’re dreaming of?

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