Today I’m sharing some studio updates with coastal vibes, that I think you’re going to love. My studio is a mix of modern and vintage furnishings in soft neutral colors, which creates a serene backdrop for coastal cottage accents.
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This is going to be a fun filled post, because I’m joining the Coastal Vibes Blog Hop, with our amazing host Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home. I can’t wait to see what my blogging buddies are sharing, and I know there will be something for everyone.
If you are stopping by from The Crowned Goat, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I love CoCo’s creative tips for summer decorating, especially her al fresco table setting.
All the links for everyone participating is at the end of my post.
Studio Updates With Coastal Vibes
The studio is my creative place, with a bright work space and a small sitting area. After rearranging and reorganizing, it’s feeling a bit too clean, but I’m sure my artistic clutter will take over soon enough. Some things never change. 😉
The colors in the studio loft are mostly creams and whites with blue accents that are soothing. It’s a space where I can chill for a while, and just get lost in my thoughts.
Studio Gallery Wall
My studio gallery wall is always evolving as I switch artwork around. The clip boards are handy for new art, but I’m considering painting them white to blend in with the wall. What do you think?
Currently I’m working on a series of vintage swimsuits, and hibiscus watercolors. When I’m happy with how they look, I’ll add them to my Society6 store.
My left and right facing herons are still my top sellers. For a closer look click on my post, Heron Watercolors and A Look At My Studio.
Artwork on the gallery wall is a blend of vacation finds, a vintage family piece and my own watercolors that have a coastal feel.
In addition is a portrait that I painted of our 15 year old wheaten terrier Sandy, that we lost in April. I just love seeing her sweet face on the shelf, and of course I miss her more than I can say.
Sitting Area With Coastal Vibes
The sitting area is where the costal cottage feel comes into play, and I love extending the life of the vintage furniture. Slipcovers are a simple solution when you’re not quite ready to let go of family pieces. For more ideas check out my post, DIY Slipcovers And Why I Love Making Them.
Simple square pillow covers in peach and navy, add playful patterns to the slipcovered love seat. To me they have a vintage beachy feel to them, and the contrasting colors go well with the gallery wall.
Can you guess what they are made from? If you said cloth napkins, you’re right. At two dollars a napkin, I can’t think of a cheeper way to update pillows.
On the slipcovered coffee table, a woven hyacinth tray holds a conch shell, books and a little bouquet of chamomile. There’s nothing like delicate flowers to add a bit of coastal cottage charm to a room.
A large vintage tool box becomes an end table when turned on its side. Now, I have a spot to display an assortment of beach treasures, and I love the patina of the old blue paint.
One of my best purchases ever is a work desk with casters and matching filing cabinets. The desk is so easy to move around when I’m photographing projects, and it cleans up in a snap.
To organize brushes, pencils and markers, I’m using vintage jam jars. They hold a lot more than my old tea tins, and they look better too. All my watercolor paints go into a small bin, so I can clean up quickly when working on other projects.
The pony tail plant adds to the coastal vibe, and it’s now in here permanently. Don’t you just love this blue Fiesta ware bowl?
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with my favorite seasonal inspiration!
Thank you for letting me share my studio updates with coastal vibes, but the fun doesn’t stop here. Up next on our tour is Ann of Dabbling and Decorating, sharing her authentic Maine lobster themed tablescape and you’re going to love it. Be sure to check out all the links below.
Our Coastal Vibes Blog Hop continues…