Today I'm delighted to share a little glimpse into my studio space, and to show you some rather dramatic before and afters. When we were on the hunt for our first home, our realtor (Tyler Ellis) took us to a fixer upper, that was essentially a shabby house in a lovely neighbourhood. He suggested that this house was worth seeing because it not only had a lot of potential, but it was at a ridiculously great price point in a neighbourhood that is usually less affordable.
We toured the house, and although Brian and I were already pretty intrigued by the home itself, but when we walked into the backyard and I saw a greenhouse filled with abundant natural light, I was almost certain this was the house for us. Although we saw many other homes, we kept thinking about what we would come to refer to as the Peach Stucco Palace. A midcentury bungalow that we could slowly customize to suit us perfectly.
Last spring, my parents and our wonderful family friend, Brian Keller (a designer, master carpenter and renovator) came to Edmonton to help me turn the dilapidated former orchid greenhouse into a tiny but lovely studio space. Although there are still many changes to be made (namely to the exterior), I couldn't be more thrilled with how it's turned out.
Here is a look at the current space: