I’m so excited to give you a peek behind the scenes today! Spence and I recently remodeled my studio space, so today we’re giving you a before + after studio tour! This new studio space now has a dedicated area for recordings/hand lettering/craft work and one for computer/design work. Having both spaces completely separate has already made a difference in my workflow. Read on for the full tour!

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Before + After: Studio Tour

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Why we changed our setup

I was getting increasingly frustrated every time I recorded a tutorial of my iPad, hand lettering or watercolors. Basically anything where you’d see my hands creating or working on something. The lighting was extremely inconsistent, I would experience weird reflections if I tried recording at night and the space I had was tight. I was also recording everything with my iPhone, which has a better camera than my old webcam that I used to use, so the longer videos would eat up all the space quickly when I recorded in high def. Something had to change.

The more Spence and I talked about how to solve the issue, the more we kept coming back to – our space is so limited, how do we get me more space? Outside of our livingroom, our master bedroom is the biggest room in the house.

Spence casually suggested, “What if our bedroom became your studio?”

“Really? Could we do that?”

What we did

Spence immediately hopped onto his computer while I measured the spaces out to see if we could put our bed in a smaller area of our bedroom that I had been using for my studio. It would fit! Next, we got to measuring out all of our furniture, then rearranging it on the computer to figure out the perfect layout. We must have done 15 layouts by the time we found *the one*. We put a date on the calendar for when we’d start the change and off we went as soon as we put Tuesday down to sleep each night.

I’m in love with the new space! It feels light and bright and I have enough space to move around, get comfortable and experiment. Having two separate desks has been one of my favorite changes; When I sit at the AnthroDesk, I’m 100% in craft + hand lettering mode. When I’m at my computer, it’s all design work + video editing. More than anything, I love just being in the space, which helps me to get more creative and be more efficient with everything I produce.

I hope you enjoyed the tour! I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about it! Would love to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

xo

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Latest comments
  • Brilliant!! Your new space looks so fabulous to work in! And what a fun project to redecorate ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait to see more great content.

  • Looks great! Congrats on the new studio!

  • Beautiful set up! What do you use to hold all your gelly roll pens?

  • Love the video and your insights into what makes a great workspace work.

  • Looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Do you have a link to the stand that holds your camera? Or did I miss that in the description?

  • Your new set up looks fantastic! And Spencer gets the “husband of the year award” for coming up with the idea to move and his willingness to do it. Well done!

  • Inspiring! It looks great where did you get adjustable standing table? Great idea!

  • Thank you so much Teela! You are inspairing me every time. Great work! Love it.

  • Hu Teela,

    Excellent change. It is very important to feel good in creative work. I look forward to new tutorials!
    Greetings from Southern France.

  • Smart thinking Tella and Spencer! It’s amazing what we can do with what we have when we look at it just a bit differently!
    I look forward to watching your tutorials created in your new digs!

    Also, I am a PC user. I have a Surface Book with pen/ tablet capability. Do you ever have insight in tutorials for those who do not have Procreate?

    Thanks!
    Maureen

    (P.S. your little helper is adorable!)

  • Hi Teela, I just started watching your videos for the past few weeks and you have been a great inspiration to me. I just wanted to let you know how much I love all your content and how it’s giving me the “push” I need. You rock! xo

  • Really nice! Happy to see you grow!

  • LOVE! The new studio looks great! I love your craft desk!

  • Looks fantastic! Congratulations on your beautiful new space and upgrade. I spy a super adorable little Tuesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thank you for sharing the before and after views, Teela. Much better use of space. What a light-bulb moment for you and your husband. Sometimes the simplest remedies are right under our noses. You must wake up smiling, ready to start your new day in your new space. You might have to pen yourself in when your littlie starts crawling and walking. Ha, ha. Been there, done that. Life is all about challenges and adjustment. Congratulations on your flexible approach and making the transition to a gorgeous and functional creative workspace.

  • Oh, Teela! It’s just dreamy!! Such a great space and I LOVE that AnthroDesk! Shiplap looks amazing, too. Nicely done! It’s so much fun to redesign your workspace. We did ours over the summer and we got everything from IKEA and it is SO much more functional! Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is amazing! What is the wooden cube storage that you hold your graphic markers in (on the bookcase)? It looks awesome. The whole set-up is great.

  • Congrats! Thanks for sharing! I love how you integrate family life into creative/business life; you’re a whiz!

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