When I went to identify what I liked about those spaces, however, to identify what was attractive to me and made me want to create, I found the cupboard bare.
I didn't actually pin beautiful, heart quickening spaces.
This was the sort of thing I was pinning:
I don't know why, but this nearly made me cry. (I think I was up past my bed-time):
I think I had such a strong reaction just because it is so obviously a space designed for creativity--for the openess and clarity of mind one needs to bring to the process--not the stuff, not the things--but the essence, the spirit.
I am somewhat surprised by the lack of colour in these spaces, but then again, scrap booking,which is my current major hobby is consumed with colour--at least for me. So having a creative space which emphasizes textures and balances light and dark elements as exquisitly as these do, seems natural to me.
Here are my takeaways:
1) Large work surface. Huge table--not a desk.
2) Tons of natural light, please!
3) Materials: natural wood. Painted wood. Distressed finishes. A little bit of metal. Wicker. Interesting task lights. Kind of industrial turn of the century-factory-like looking.
4) The containers match. There's an extreme cohesiveness to everything on display.
5) There's an open, airy feel in all these images. Ther's a fair bit of white space--and in all these spaces it is, actually, white!