Saturday, April 26, 2008

Let there be light (and lots of fabric etc!)


I have been asked by many of you if I would share some photos of the studio we work from. Well, it isn't usually very tidy and we're often knee-deep in vintage stock and textiles, but I had a tidy up the other day (don't peek at the sleepdeck!!) and managed to make a couple of presentable corners. The above photograph is scarily devoid of any colour - but the ceiling is the only part of the Clock House which is this empty!! The light fitting above was a lucky find at our local 'antiques emporium' - changing a bulb is fun!

Here's fabric corner - the trunk was supposed to be ample enough to store our working fabrics - hence we are now on the lookout for a tall cupboard!!

Here's where we grab five minutes with a cuppa (if the cat hasn't beaten us to it first!!)

I couldn't resist showing you this 1940s rug - I was so tempted to keep it as it looks absolutely lovely in front of the doors - but I have been very strong and added it to the shop before I could change my mind!

When I have tidied the other areas of the Clock House, I will share some more photos with you!

30 comments:

  1. wow! wow! wow! i would LOVE to have a work area that looked this beautiful =) it's gorgeous!!! i love the chair with all of the different fabrics on it - lovely =) debbie

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  2. what a yummy workspace!!! I have to say I just LOVE that chair!!!!!

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  3. That chair pushes all my happy buttons!

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  4. I always love your photos, so much light and SO beautiful!! xo, suzy

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  5. Hi Clare, Another wonderful blog! Your studio is just lovely & it doesn't hurt that you are working with all that amazingly beautiful vintage fabric!! Even horribly messy, it all would look spectaclar!!! I am so inspired! Off to sew!...Heidi :)

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  6. I could not have parted with that rug!!! But , it's the hard part of our ways, parting with things we love, brings joys to others.


    Dona

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  7. How bright and lovely- my office is so overflowing which fabrics its dark and glooming- I'd love a space like this to work in!

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  8. Your studio is lovely! I don't think that I would have the willpower to part with the rug however. Your chair gives me inspiration to recover the one in my bedroom. I look forward to you entries!

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  9. What a wonderful area to work in, so cheerful and bright. The chair is awesome!

    Hugs,
    LeAnn :)

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  10. Oh, thank you! I love seeing your workspace, tidy or not!
    Cheryl

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  11. I don't know how you get any work done! I'd just want to sit in that chair and gaze about! It all looks so beautiful. Can't wait to see more!
    Cathy X

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  12. the homely year28 April, 2008 20:54

    Hi, such vibrant colours...they're a joy to look at. I'm so envious of you working in there. My spare bedroom is so cramped and untidy...about time I tidied it up.
    Margaret and Noreen

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  13. Thankyou for sharing, it looks wonderful, cant wait to see the rest!
    Sue
    P.S I love that rug!

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  14. Hi Clare, I'm so glad you've got the studio all nice and pretty for me to move in to!!! Honestly, it looks stunningly beautiful, and those fabrics are just so pretty too
    Kimx

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  15. What a beautiful, beautiful workspace! Coincidentally, I posted photos of my workspace on my blog yesterday, but they are NOTHING like yours! Gorgeous! Hope you might spend a few moments looking at my blog too! Emma xx

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  16. I love those granny square blankets draped over the sofas. They're so colorful and bright!

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  17. How gorgeous! Don't you just feel like smiling whenever you see all those lovely, lovely things and gorgeous colors?

    Just beautiful.

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  18. Hi Clare,
    Your Studio looks great!!
    You say that the ceiling scarily lacks painting, but I do think that White is working very well with this amoung of patterns and colours. It is a very nice contrast to all your fabric, and this way they make even more a great impression!

    I hope you have great days. How`s the weather these days? Here we have more than 20 degrees and that is hot days in April.
    I wish you a great weekend. Take care! Hugs Aina

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  19. I love the studio and that chair is to die for!

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  20. Oh it's just fabulous, I'm green with envy.

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  21. Your working area looks amazing!Lots of inspiration there I guess:-)

    Gunilla

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  22. Your studio is so gorgeous - I want to live there! You have so much cool stuff I am going shopping on your site right now.

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  23. Oh my gosh...I am absoulutely in LOVE with your studio! All that white and those flowers...wow. I can't wait to look at the rest of your blog!
    xox
    Rebekka

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  24. What a beautiful work place! So many pretty touches and I especially love the rug!
    ~Kelli

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  25. Oh my goodness how pretty is your workspace, if only our studio looked this lovely ~ well my husband is an artist so I suppose we are never going to have a particularly pretty space!
    All those fabrics are just beautiful.
    Love Alison x

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  26. I love aeeing inside clock house, thank you for taking some pictures. All your fabrics are soo very pretty

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  27. daisy cottage19 May, 2008 12:52

    Hi Clare! I have missed you and wanted to drop by and say hi - and as always, everything is so beautiful and inspiring over here! Just lovely! I adore this rug!
    (((hugs)))
    Kim
    deardaisycottage.typepad.com

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  28. I also love that chair! Did you upolster it?

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  29. A glorious place to be in!!!

    xo
    Becky

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