Updated: Jun 25
Welcome to Week 8 of the One Room Challenge! Put a fork in her....she is done!
MY NEW SHE SHED STUDIO: A PERSONAL TOUR
I've been so looking forward to sharing the whole She Shed Studio with you! She's small but mighty! I want to take a special moment to thank my awesome husband, Mr. Moriarty, for building this She Shed Studio for me from the ground up and for always going along with my ideas to improve upon it by tackling the the construction items that I can't do myself like adding the indoor shelving, hanging hooks, gutting an old vintage stereo cabinet for me so that I could incorporate it. I also have to thank my other little helper, Miss India Rose Moriarty for hopping in on some of the painting projects and for always helping me document the process with her photography skills (she's 10 years old, in case you're wondering).
We really thought that I was just going to store over flow items in it but since I've been working from home for about 5 years now, it became abundantly clear that I needed to have a dedicated space to organize all of the tools of the trade that I have acquired. I jumped into the One Room Challenge at the last possible moment THEN quarantine hit and with the entire family at home under one roof, I REALLY needed the extra square footage to work in so thank you to the One Room Challenge for giving me the push I needed just when I needed it!
Let's look back at it's humble beginnings.
Before moving into the She Shed Studio, I worked all over my house from my laptop, sometimes from the bed, the sofa, the dining room table or my chinoiserie desk that I had set up in my bedroom. I always had the house to myself during the day so it was great.
The aim for the space from the very beginning was to create a She Shed Studio, using as many items as I could that I already owned. When you are a designer, you tend to collect a lot of leftovers from different projects - accessories that didn't make it into the final reveal, items you don't have time to return AND I'm always purchasing styling items when I see them to use in projects because
you only regret what you don't buy! I went through everything and created a cohesive concept using what I had and then filled in the gaps with online purchases because.....quarantine!
One thing that is still on our task list is electricity. I have power just outside that I've been using but we still need to get the Electrician in to hook me up, that's not something that my husband is comfortable doing.
The exterior was fun to pull together because I really had nothing for that and I wanted to look and feel welcoming from the outside. I also wanted to be able to sit and work outside. Our backyard is so peaceful, we have tons of citrus trees, a garden and the birds and butterflies just love it back there. Birds chirp non-stop during the day.
My friends at Twin Star Home really hooked me up outdoors. They did not even hesitate when I told them about my She Shed Studio project. They hooked me up with the kathy Ireland® Homes & Gardens Madison Ave. 3 Piece Outdoor Collection by TK Classics.
I also want to thank Ron Rice Painting & Consulting who also sponsored the repainting of the She Shed Studio. There is nothing quite like a professional paint job! I use them for my design projects every time!
That's a wrap y'all! See you in the Fall!
ABOUT THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
The One Room Challenge, is currently in its seventeenth season, and in the design industry, this is a widely anticipated event every spring and fall. Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge, as Featured Designers, and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts.
In addition to following along, everyone with a blog or Instagram account, is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up during the six weeks. Each Thursday, the internet and social media are flooded with interior design inspiration, ideas, and encouragement.
To date, more than 3,800 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge. The event, and many of the spaces, have been recognized and featured.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS IS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE ORC!
You can follow the featured designers here.