Let me give you the lay of the land. Keep in mind there are more things that need to find their place in this space...and probably more that can go away. But here you go.
The table, for sewing and computer work. Everything is meant to be moved off this table. Much of the consulting work that I do with Peter has moved to our new offices, which clears away a lot of the papers that used to clutter my desk. The crocheted jars are on a tray that can literally be picked up and moved when I'm ready to sew something big. The tabletop is IKEA's Vika, 79" long, and it's bolted to the wall in back, so the table won't shake when I sew. There's plenty of ugly cords underneath... computer, sewing machine, music speakers... (there are only 3 outlets in the entire room), but I am managing to creatively hide them. The lamps clip on and provide task lighting (there's also can lights all across the ceiling, which helps).
There are 3 small windows and they have a lovely view of our side yard fence and our trashcans (and the occasional cat fight or racoon family). I really can't depend on them for much natural light (with the exception of late afternoon. For about 30 minutes).
Moving down here gave me the much-needed opportunity to go through all my craft supplies. I have too many craft mediums! Too many! But I do love that Martha Stewart glitter.
Here's a view from the other side of the room. I have 2 tables in the center of the room (IKEA Vika in Black Brown finish, 59 3/8' length) with legs adjusted to countertop height so I can stand at them (which, for me, is around 36 1/2"-37" high). I had one of these tables in my old studio, and used it all the time- most of my projects started at that table- so I decided to double the size by adding another table. Eventually I'd like to get a large enough self-healing mat to cover across each table. Someday...
I will never use the fireplace for a fire (much to Emma's disappointment) so I filled it with logs, inspired by Yvonne. I really like the way it looks, and it was so easy. On the brick wall above, I will put "I Like It, What Is It" when it arrives.
I am not showing you the countertop area (in the back of this photo) because I have gifted that area to Emma. To decorate it and craft supply it as she wishes. She is so excited! We are dusting off Peter's old painting easel, and she got to pick out a few things at Daniel Smith. I am looking forward to spending time with her in this room.
There are still things to hang, place, and sort. But for now, I am so happy to see the white walls. Today will be the first day of sewing in here, and I can't wait!