Industrial Maximalist Art Studio - One Room Challenge

May 24, 2022

Industrial Maximalist Art Studio

It's finally here! Reveal Day for the One Room Challenge! This space is my studio here in Charlotte, North Carolina. It's part of an artist collective in Dilworth Artisian Station, a 100 year old building that was previously a lingerie factory and then a parachute factory during WWII. I share this rented space with my friend and neighbor, Sabra, who will be making jewelry there. Because it’s a rental, and we are aware that we could just have two years there before the owners decide to develop the property, I was somewhat limited in what I could do so I made changes that did not require much investment. I used existing electrical for the lights, peel and stick wallpaper and marble contact paper to zhush the counters without changing them. I brought in my Bari J. for Joybird sofa and used my own fabric designs.

Let's first review the before of and the inspiration for this space though. The bottom left two photos are what it looked like when I started. 

(I will link products at the end of this post)

BEFORE

Studio Space Inspiration

AFTER

The Cabinets were painted Luau Green by Sherwin Williams, and I reupholstered the chairs in Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics. The table was found locally at an antique mall. It's an old pub table with barley twist legs. Bari J. Studio Space - Industrial Studio Space

I made the lampshades from kits I got on Amazon and added fringe from Fringe market. The mural is a Bari J. for Murals Your Way piece that you can buy.

Industrial Studio Space - Bari J.
The sofa is Bari J. for Joybird (Preston in Midnight Fleur)
Bari J. Sofa
I had a neon sign made by Yellow Pop with the words "Bloom Wild", the title of my book.
Yellow Pop Neon Sign Bloom Wild Bari J.
Above my desk, which I brought from home and have had for many years, I made two pinboards from foam board and drop cloths. The chair is vintage, and I had it reupholstered years ago in Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics from my Virtuosa Collection.
Bari J. Studio - Industrial Studio Space
For the curtains, I simply hung long canvas drop cloth from black rods for an industrial look.
Industrial studio space by Bari J.
Mural by Bari J. for Murals Your Way
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4 Responses

Jamala K Wallace
Jamala K Wallace

May 26, 2022

What a cheerful place to be creative! I love the blended colors and patterns. The lampshades are totally adorable!

Jewel
Jewel

May 25, 2022

It turned out so cute!!! Love it!

Maggie Overby
Maggie Overby

May 25, 2022

Love it, You know I’m a color girl so this space would definitely inspire me to create. Plus it’s a perfect backdrop for your beautiful art!

Wendy  McMonigle
Wendy McMonigle

May 25, 2022

Great job and congratulations on the finished product., I love the lampshades.

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