Art, craft and all things homemade have never been more popular and the trend for working from home continues apace. But it can be tricky to carve out a space in your house that lets you indulge your passion or earn a living from your creativity. Studio and study spaces are special places – full of creative spirit and practical potential – and there's never been a greater demand for a book that shows you how to carve out a corner that allows you to not only practice your craft, but inspires and facilitates the very work you create. Real-life case studies from seven different countries, ranging from crafters, writers, designers and artists, show readers just what can be achieved on every budget. Many of the studio owners featured have a dedicated and ever-expanding social media following, including fashion designers Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers, woodworker Ariele Alasko, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, fine artist Lisa Congdon and decor8 blogger Holly Becker. Detailed chapters outline the vital pieces needed to create a functioning and inspirational studio space, while also taking an in-depth look into different styles of studios for craft and creative activities. With Studio, Sally Coulthard shows you that spaces for creativity can be easy to make, look beautiful, and fitted into any home.
Sally Coulthard is author of the bestselling Shed Chic and Shed Decor. She has written more than ten other books about property, gardens and home life, including The Reclaimers, Restored to Glory: A Guide to Renovating Your Period Home, and Home of Your Own: Creating Interiors with Character. After reading Archaeology and Anthropology at Oxford University, Sally channelled her love of old buildings and gardens into restoring, decorating and writing about characterful houses, crafts and outdoor spaces. A regular contributor to Country Living magazine, Sally has also written for Homes & Antiques, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and TheIndependent, as well as appearing on television and radio.