I’ve been spending a lot of time perusing Pinterest lately – and I am fine with admitting I’m addicted right now. Where else can you go to find so much inspiration in one place? Projects, quotes, recipes, and decor ideas. Oh, and don’t forget amazing scrapbook spaces! That’s where I came across this amazing room, belonging to Katie Tate. I was intrigued by the link on Pinterest, so I clicked over to her blog and I was floored! Katie has a lot of great product and she has come up with a LOT of great ways to organize everything!
After I watched the super sweet (and informational) video Katie has on her blog (here), I knew I had to ask if I could share her room with our blog readers. You have to know I was absolutely thrilled when Katie agreed! She also agreed to a quick little interview – enjoy these photos and Katie’s interview below (oh, and it’s even more fun if you imagine her speaking her answers with her beautiful English accent)!
Where is your space located in relation to your house? The space is our bonus room/game room on the 2nd floor in the center of the house.
How did you determine the layout or design of this space? I had to work with the room as we didn’t buy the house new. Luckily it has big windows which let in a lot of natural light and that was where I started when I designed the placement of the storage, computer and desk area.
What color is on the walls (if you can remember)? We call it “Builders Beige” and I regret not painting before I set everything up. I would have gone with a warm light buttery color.
Can you give us some tips on how and why you store things the way that you do? I craft by color and so when I was looking at storage I wanted to group things by color and so the Expedit unit from Ikea was perfect for this as it allowed me to keep “color cubes”.
Within each cube I store ribbons, buttons, flowers and embellishments, each thing has a different style jar and then the jars are repeated in each cube. Also I like to keep other things like stickers and embellishment by theme and so created a wall of theme drawers.
This makes it super easy to pull out a drawer to match the project I’m working on. I also split up all my letter items and store them alphabetically. All letter buttons, brads, acrylics go into jars and then chipboard letters are in drawers.
When do you spend time in this space? Every day! I am lucky that all my 3 children are now in school and I work from home so I can spend my days creating and still fit everything else around it!
Are there any more details about this space that you’d like to share? It really is the hub of the home a lot of the time, the downstairs looks all nice and tidy and my room will look like chaos with all my crafting things out, toys on the floor, a son in the chair on his laptop and a daughter sitting at my desk joining in the crafty stuff. It is also a great hangout spot for when my daughter has a sleepover or has the Girl Scouts over for a scrapbooking evening.
Isn’t it lovely?!? Be sure to visit Katie’s blog, Both Sides of the Paper, to see even more photos of her room. And be sure to watch her video tour. And check out her fun projects too! Thank you so much, Katie, for sharing your room with all of us!