I welcomed Lulu from Aesthete Collective into my studio space recently as part of her 'Creative Spaces' series, and as an avid follower of her photography I was really interested to see the angle she would take with it.
So ever wondered what the inside of the Olympia studio looks like? Well here is your opportunity to take a tour of what is somewhat an accurate portrayal of my space at the best of times. In peak season however, Lulu would have struggled to find a place to put both of her feet if I'm going to be honest about it.
As a creative, the space I work in has a considerable impact on my productivity, my creative flow of ideas and my mood, so it is really important for me to change up my space season to season.
Or if I am going to be really really honest about it my week (or shall I say life) has a solid sequence to it, and just as you will find me with freshly washed and beautiful locks on a Monday morning, wearing my favourite outfit (which also happens to be my standard day for back to back meetings with new clients) and my office with everything in it's place, on a Friday it's safe to say that my hair is up in a slick top knot, the boots are replaced by nikes and I'm on the run in my active wear - which is perfect attire for hurdling over the boxes, samples, and client work that has now filled my studio floor. So when Lulu approached for the shoot, of course a Monday was conveniently locked in!
As a creative, the space I work in has a considerable impact on my productivity, my creative flow of ideas and my mood, so it is really important for me to change up my space season to season. The visual merchandiser in me creates a new aesthetic within my space that represents what I love at the time and this tends to keep things fresh and me constantly inspired. My space is neutral, minimal and monochromatic so I will choose a pop of colour to introduce with a fresh bunch of new and different florals, a new candle to burn, a new scent to wear, a new book for my morning read with coffee before I start my day, and a new tea flavour to sip on and a play list to work to.
I try to stay away from inspiration devices such as Pinterest, and allow my own mind to wonder based on the environment I am creating for it to thrive on it's own, and it's really incredible to see how what you surround yourself with can have an impact on your mind. Feeling a little uninspired? My advice: Change your scenery!
All Images by Aesthete Collective