So, you remember that when I started my new studio space looked something like this
Going in too many directions without a central focus, I didn't even know where to begin. I've changed that. I've really taken a good hard look at all the things cluttering up my studio and in so doing have been able to put my finger on what direction I really want to go. All those bits and pieces that haven't been put to any useful purpose in years are now going, going, gone. And I've ended up with something more like this
I truly do love order, despite my slobbish tendencies.
I also love the view out the new studio windows. Although just a small courtyard, it really gives me a wonderful, warm feeling. And on a sunny day, I have a small table and chairs to sit and enjoy a break from my studio work.
I did buy some new pieces of furniture but not everything is new. And I kept much of the organizational supplies that I already had (i.e. storage boxes). What I tried to do though, when it came to the storage boxes, was to maintain some symmetry with them. I didn't like boxes of every shape and size just scattered about the room.
And by really editing the supplies that I knew I wanted to keep for specific needs my shelves don't feel overcrowded now.
If you've got photos of your own studio to share, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.