Grove House | Designing the Studio Lounge

Heather Bullard | Studio Design
Heather Bullard | Studio Design

Finally, I've begun to tackle a design project that, quite literally, looms over me every single day - finishing my studio space at Grove House. More specifically, the lounge seating area. You know how the saying goes - the cobbler's children have no shoes. That's me, in a nutshell. The "busy" excuse has been used frequently in an effort to ease my slight guilt over not getting my act together with the project. But enough already, the time has come to mark this one off my to-do list. Step One - Share my design plan with the internet.

Heather Bullard | Studio Design
Heather Bullard | Studio Design

As you know, neutrals are my jam, so the color palette will encompass various shades of whites and grays, earthy tones like burnt sienna and sand, with touches of black to ground the space. The color inspiration was found in two handmade pieces of pottery I recently found while antiquing. I think they make a dreamy combo.

The seating area is flooded with natural light. There are four corner windows and a set of French doors, making it the sunniest spot in the studio. It's also the perfect place to curl up during those afternoon slumps when a coffee break and book are on the agenda. I purchased a simple white slipcovered sofa bed (handy for guests) and a large comfy rattan chair from IKEA and have plans of adding a natural jute rug, modern black marble coffee table, lots of soft textile layering, and of course, antiques. Here's the design plan to help me create my vision.

Heather Bullard | Studio Design
Heather Bullard | Studio Design
1 Tassel Pillow | 2 Natural Throw | 3 Blush Throw | 4 Sienna Pillow | 5 Graphic Lumbar | 6 White Sofa | 7 Kilim Pillow | 8 Lamp | 9 Brass Vase | 10 Tulip Table | 11 Coffee Table | 12 Rattan Chair | 13 Stripe Pillow | 14 Jute Rug15 White Vessel | 16 Planter

I hope to have this project finished in the next few weeks! Everything is on it's way to the studio and I'm excited to pull it all together and share it with you. When I'm not on location, I'm in the studio every day and it will feel nice to have a finished space that's inspiring and relaxing to work and be creative in. And hey, thanks for being my involuntary accountability partners! I probably wouldn't have done this without you. Or in the very least, would certainly have found another excuse to put it off a bit longer.

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