I’m so excited to take you on a tour through the new Living Locurto Studio! After working from home for nearly 15 years, I finally decided to make the leap to move into an office space of my own just for work.
Having my own studio space is something that I have dreamed about for years. After starting to do more video’s for my blog, and filling my house with more and more work supplies, it was a must move. Now, it’s such a relief to finally be able to leave equipment like tripods, props, cameras and lights set up without having to worry about kids knocking them over. Whew!
I know my family is happy to have most of my junk out of the house too. Notice I said “most”, yep… there is still a ton to move. Remember, it’s been 15 years. I’m actually really scared to go into my home office closet to organize that beast! If you work from home, you probably no doubt have a scary closet yourself. ha!
The studio decor has been a work in progress for several months, but I’m happy to say the main work and lounge areas are finished. Yay! The craft room/office will take a lot longer to organize as I have so many supplies and need to find it all stashed around my house. ha!
I’m super excited to show you all of the details! I hope you enjoy the tour…
My favorite parts are the big windows and natural light. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have seen some of my progress through photos. It sure looks different from the day I moved in!
I was inspired for the studio’s colors by the Wayfair’s hot pink room at Alt Summit. After walking in their gorgeous room, I knew that was the style I wanted!
So I began planning the look with a Pinterest Board for inspiration and ideas. I decided on doing mostly white with pops of bright colors and fun bold patterns.
When it was time to move into my new space, I was so happy that Wayfair partnered with me on some of the decor. It’s so fun decorating with something for JUST for me in mind. Plus, I had been eyeing Wayfair’s acrylic coffee tables for months! Now I finally had a place to put one:-)
The coffee table is very light and easy for me to pick up and move when I need to take photos near the window. I love how modern it makes the space! Very different from my home.
I also needed a table to use for photos and entertaining. I wanted a large table, but the studio is not that big. When I found a folding table at Ikea, it was the perfect fit!
I have this table near the windows so when I need to do photos or videos, I can pull out one side of it and work. The natural light from the windows is perfect for photos. I plan on getting another one of these tables for my desk and the kid’s rooms because I love it so much.
I had some antique yellow metal chairs from a flea market find years ago and knew I wanted to use them in the studio. I still needed more seating for parties and guests, but I didn’t want to spend a lot on seating.
These fun yellow ottomans ended up being so perfect! I didn’t realize that they were indoor/outdoor material until they were delivered, but was pleasantly surprised! Now I don’t have to worry about spills. I plan on getting more of these ottomans for my home patio for sure.
Along with the lounge area, I have a beautiful kitchen. This is what I’m the most excited about as all of those cabinets are just for storing party supplies and my photo props. Heaven to a creative DIY blogger!
You can see my first video in the kitchen here. Yay!
I’ll be bringing my kids over here a lot and wanted to make them feel comfortable. So of course, I have hung their art around the place and to make it extra fun, stocked it with candy! Oh, they love coming to visit now and are actually be very well-behaved compared to home:-)
I ended up getting the Gold Mirror Serving Tray from Target that I had been eyeing and my daughter is very happy to have her art displayed on it! Oh, and if you are wondering about the pink flowers… they are fake from Ikea! Gotta love Ikea:-)
I wrote about my DIY Photo Booth Background wall here. I love this space for photos!
I saved my favorite room for last…. the disco bathroom! Yes, there is a disco ball in my bathroom. Nothing but fun over at the Living Locurto Studio!! ha! You can get your own disco ball online or at Ikea.
Shop the Living Locurto Studio
Want to decorate your home with some items that I found? Just click the links below to shop! I got most items from Wayfair and Ikea.
- Table with Drop-Leaves
- Indoor/Outdoor Cube Ottomans (color: celery)
- Black and White Stripped Rug
- Clear Acrylic Table
- Yellow Pillow
- Pink Owl Pillow Cover
- Black & White Stripped Pillow Cover
- Bambo Folding Chair
- Futon Sofa
So what do you think?
I’m planning to work on my craft room this summer, so if you have any great organizing ideas, I’d love to hear!
*A big thanks to Wayfair for sending me some great products for my studio.
Originally published on June 2, 2014. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto