Just recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Leah Hersey of Jersey Girl Weaving. She’s a client of mine and when she told me about her home studio, I wanted to know more! Over tea and snacks, she told me the story of how her newly built studio was born.
Leah has always had a passion for textiles and inevitably fell in love with the art of weaving. Not quite as portable as knitting or as compact as cross-stitch, Leah soon realized that she would need space – a lot of space – to fully devote her self to this craft. After all, a real loom takes up a whole lotta floor. Enter the idea of constructing an out building and making it her full time studio!
Aptly named Jersey Girl Weaving – a throwback to her time living on the east coast – this new building has provided the space, natural light and artistic solitude that Leah was seeking.
I couldn’t resist capturing all the beautiful details of Leah’s space…
I just love all the colors and textures! The groupings of sheep create a sense of whimsy and honor Leah’s love of wool.
I know that having this new space makes Leah’s art a central focus in her life and brings her much joy.
By thinking creatively, she maximized her property and utilized her space with care and purpose.
Do you ever dream of having your own home office or studio? Where could you create this space?
Thanks to Leah for inspiring us!
Touring homes that have just hit the market allows real estate brokers to have the first look and get a jump on properties that might suit their client’s needs. In this market, homes have to be TOP NOTCH – clean as a whistle, updated, edited of personal photos, great lighting, fresh flowers and the outside needs to be just as inviting as the interior!
So as I’m touring homes and using my keen designer eye – I wanted to start featuring listings that are perfect for anyone who’s downsizing! Ready for the first one? Let’s go!
Check out this Mid-century Modern home in West Linn, OR with lovely natural setting. A nice, modest footprint at 1503 sq ft, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
This lot is large and private. Gotta love that!
Great modern kitchen with open floor plan – love the built-in refrigerator with vertical storage!
Good for entertaining…the kitchen flows effortlessly into the generous dining room…
The large slate patio out back has a zen like quality sets a great foundation for an outdoor retreat.
Exploring the garden reveals meandering trails and a beautiful water feature complete with pond and waterfall.
A little oasis but still close enough to town and fabulous amenities. At just over 1500 sq ft. this peaceful home would be perfect for someone looking to downsize their space and rightsize their lifestyle!
Look for another featured Downsized Dwellings next week! If you would like more information on this listing, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Have a fabulous weekend!