Work Space Ideas & Inspiration from Etsy Sellers

Work Space Ideas & Inspiration from Etsy Sellers

Jessica Tata
Jul 13, 2011

Having just moved into a new home where I'm lucky enough to have an entire room devoted to creative working space, I've paid particular attention lately to well appointed work spaces. Want a great source for inspiration? Check out Etsy's Featured Sellers — their workspaces tend to be quite enviable!

Granted, depending on your trade, one needs varying amounts of space, supplies, and tools. In that spirit, there are a couple of clean and minimal spaces, as well as a couple full of supplies and tools (much like my own space!)

Cathy McMurray art, out of Portland, Oregon, who also has this fun blog. This quiet, contemplative space is quite enviable for those of us with "too much stuff."

• Also out of Portland, Oregon, is Jennifer Morris beads. Her space features multiple workspaces, something that can be quite a luxury!

• Continuing to represent the left coast is Jessalin Beutler in Seattle, Washington, who works at this rustic and minimal desk. With plenty of room for her immediate inspirations, and not much else clouding her vision, she creates some pretty great geometrically inspired apparel.

• Really, I didn't filter my search by city, so the fact that this is another Portland entry is purely coincidental... Jolby, otherwise known as the design, illustration and art direction duo of Josh and Colby, have most recently co-written and illustrated the children's book The King's 6th Finger. Their workspace has a base color, pistachio green, that makes me happy and energetic just looking at it!

• Great pops of color can be found all around box64studios workspace. Based in Wimore, Kentucky, Kelly Lynette Stephens creates beautiful paper cuts and paper art in this space.

Robbie Matsumoto, maker of wallets, bags, and ipod sleeves, works out of her finished-out attic space in St. Paul, Minnesota. Having once lived in a space just like this, I love the cozy feel of dormer ceilings.

Saratops, the shop run by Sara Tenanes, has created a very simple and useful desk for creating her recycled paper goods. Again, I'm envious of the lack of stuff that she seems to need within reach. Really, I just wish I could pare my own things down!

Images: As linked above.

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