I'm so excited to be able to share a studio tour with you all! I moved into the new space a few weeks ago, and on the 8th November I had a small studio warming with friends and family. If you didn't know already I've moved into the space above Ink & Thread, which is situated on the beautiful Strand in Derby city centre.
I've been so busy since moving in that I've only gotten round to taking some photos of the space this last week. I really hope you like it! I'd love to hear what you think.
Details of decorations/prints/etc shown will be listed at the end, incase there's anything that takes your fancy!
As you can see the space is really bright and airy, which is what I loved about it the first time I visited. There's two huge windows at one end of the studio; two walls are painted white, one is a soft grey and then the fourth wall as you enter has a patterned wallpaper (which is also featured downstairs in Ink & Thread). There's a photo of it coming up! I've tried to introduce pieces of furniture which have multiple purposes, but also that are easy to move around so that the space can be adapted to what I need for each photoshoot.
There's no pretty way of storing backdrops (not that I've found yet anyway!) but as I need them to hand, they're currently stored behind this set of drawers. The drawers are home to a large selection of my props, paper backgrounds, plus other bits and pieces I need but want to keep tidied away.
All of the furniture is second hand - either sourced in charity shops or at auctions, or in my Dad's workshop (thanks Dad!) I wanted to tie everything in so opted to keep some of the natural wood, and contrast that with a simple but clean paint job.. (again, thanks Dad). All of the furniture works as both shoot props, as well as storage.
Can we just take a moment to admire these mugs? As a self confessed tea addict, I just had to get branded mugs for the studio. There was no way to resist it! Rob at Sheffield Mug Company sorted these for me, and I couldn't recommend him enough. Ace customer service and great quality products. Thanks Rob!
The aforementioned wallpaper! I personally love it as I have a soft spot for retro inspired home decor, and I think it adds a fun element to the space. This table is mainly used as somewhere to eat lunch/use my laptop/or for people to lay out their products when they come for a photoshoot. The stools are the one furniture purchase that were completely new, they're stackable so super easy to tidy away if needs be. Those table legs were inspired by this Pinterest image, and luckily my Dad agreed to paint them for me.
So what do you think? I'm personally so happy with the space, and I'm loving spending time there shooting and getting used to how the space works. I think as time goes on I'll probably rearrange things and maybe introduce new pieces of furniture/props but I'm looking forward to seeing how the studio evolves over time.
Custom garlands, Pelemele / Derby print, Big Jon / Dream Big sign, Oh No Rachio / She Believed She Could print, Old English Company / Custom mugs, Sheffield Mug Company