We have several creative spaces in our home, and one of them is this area below...
This is where we do a lot of our planner spreads in our Erin Condren Life Planners (see a portion of our washi collection lining part of the wall). Welcome to our Planner Plaza!
We use this area several times a week not only to decorate our planners, but also to update to-do lists, schedule new events, schedule an additional meeting...all those things that come up throughout the week. Planner stickers are organized in rolling carts, notepads and page flags in bright boxes, pens and pencils in handy-dandy totes and additional supplies / accessories in our Craft Closet. We LOVE our Planner Plaza (a.k.a. Creative Space A1).
Our Writers' Retreat, Creative Space A2, is a comfy and cushy over-sized love seat that just so happened to fit perfectly into the built-in bay window. It overlooks our landscaped front yard, provides an abundance of natural light during the day and has added lighting for those night-time-cuddle-ups. Our Writers' Retreat is the space we do most of our letter writing, creative writing and journaling (yes, I realize I am "making up a word"...come on dictionary...catch up...this is a functional, action verb!)! Our Writers' Retreat is comfy, oh so cozy and inspirational! I think it's one of my very favorite places in our home.
Moving on, within the same room as our planer space, you'll find our Scrap Shack, Creative Space A3. We add additional tables and bring out carts full of paper, embellishments, more stickers and other supplies when it's time to scrapbook. We may invite a few friends over and have a crop. We call it our Scrap Shack because it's something we throw together to make it work for us for our monthly crops... And we leave it up until our pages are done (usually a 2-week process)!
Two other designated creative spaces areas in our home are the La Rue Bleu (The Blue Street) and the Cozy Up Corner (Creative Spaces A4 and A5). La Rue Bleu and the Cozy Up Corner are both over-sized comfy chairs with ottomans adorned with cuddly blankets, warm lighting and plenty of space to kick back and read, write, plan and dream! Tons of lists and action plans are drafted there every day. Good literature, great plays, our favorite magazines and so many notebooks and journals are within arm's reach at both La Rue Bleu and Cozy Up Corner.
Our creative spaces are so important to us. While functionality and practicality are critical to running a smooth household, equally as critical to us is having space to create, to dream, to plan and to grow. We would love to hear about and see your creative spaces! Share your feedback with us on our Facebook page,