Not everyone needs a blank canvas to feel inspired. In Kasia’s home studio, being able to see all her ribbons, fabrics and buttons is what drives new ideas for her textiles business. She’s used storage solutions that put all her colourful objects on show to inspire her.
Let your home fuel your creativity – Kasia often upcycles objects from around the house. Her children love watching her transform textiles into something new. ‘I used the boys’ T-shirts to make rugs and wall hangings,’ she says. Kasia surrounds herself with sources of inspiration by decorating the studio walls with her finished pieces and artwork created by her children using her haberdashery supplies.
In Kasia’s studio, nothing is hidden away – and that’s what makes her work time fun! Find ways to organise your workspace to suit your personality. For Kasia, clear tubs that stack mean she can quickly stash things away rather than having to carefully tidy up. She also finds unexpected ways to create visual displays from the buttons, reels and textiles she uses everyday, like turning a kitchen spice rack into a home for sewing materials. ‘If I get carried away and find myself in a bit of a mess, having an extendable table means I can fold out the leaves to create extra desk space and still have everything I need around me.’
‘I never wanted to be a big business owner. I want to be the kind of mother who’s sewing in one room while the boys are playing in the other, and they can come and join in whenever they want.’
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior stylist: Ashlyn Gibson
Photographer: Lina Ikse