If I could have all my studio dreams come true, I’d create a space with “it might be bohemian but maybe she’s just messy” vibes. There would definitely be a black and white checkerboard tile floor, a handful of plants in the corner, and my desk chair would be a bold scarlet or a deep blue.
Unfortunately, my studio is a smallish room in an unfinished basement. It doesn’t have cool artist vibes. It has a handful of filing cabinets I bought at a garage sale and loads of cardboard boxes. What can I say? It’s a glamorous life I lead.
Today I’ve put together a round up of bohemian touches I would definitely add to my studio if my budget allowed for it. I tried to incorporate a handful of small shops like mine—individual makers who are out doing really cool stuff. When I included items from large stores, I tried to choose unique items you can't just find at Target (land of inexpensive yet beautiful goods.)
THIS TOTALLY RAD FLORAL NOTEBOOK FROM SOMMER LETTER CO., $20
If I could decorate my studio, it would look like this. I like darkish moody-ish floral-ish vibes. And yeah, okay, I made this product. But honestly, if I could give my studio new vibes, they'd look like this notebook. You can find it here.
THIS CARVED DESK ORGANIZER FROM WORLD MARKET, $39.99
I'm into this. I can totally see it bursting with paint brushes and pencils. It's one of those items that seems like it would look okay with accidental pencil marks and paint splotches on it. You can find it here.
THIS DEEP TEAL AGATE SLICE DESK CLOCK FROM SoLo Market on ETSY, $110
I could stare at this little slice of deep teal perfection all day. It reminds me that nature is full of the best colors and textures. It makes me think of the ocean. AND it's made by a small independent maker. You can find it here.
MINI COPPER PLANTER BY JULIA KOSTREVA, $18
To me, boho vibes involve a lot of plants and textures. Little succulents in copper planters belong on desktops, bookshelves, and tucked in corners. You can find them here.
RED ANEMONE POPPY PRINT BY WILDFIELD PAPER CO., $38
I adore the work of Annie Mertlich of Wildfield Paper Co. She has a style entirely her own. This red anemone poppy print on canvas is a perfect focal point for a workspace. And she has a lot of other beautiful work worth checking out while you're there! You can find it here.
BLUE STONEWARE MUG BY MCBEARD CERAMICS ON ETSY, $25
Every workspace deserves a mug full of coffee, or tea, or (if you're a child like me) hot chocolate. Nothing can top a real ceramic mug thrown on a wheel. This blue glaze is perfection: the texture, the tone, the finish. Yes girl yes. Support the small makers. You can find it here.
COPPER LETTER TRAY BY U BRANDS, $20
If you must have office supplies, they should be pretty, right? U Brands has an entire line of copper wire office accessories and desk accessories to keep things organized. You can find this tray here.
WATERCOLOR FLORAL IPHONE CASE BY SOMMER LETTER CO., $35
To me, a phone case is absolutely a desk accessory. It sits on my desk all day and contributes to the overall clutter of my workspace. If it's pretty, it adds to the vibe of my work environment. You can find this case for iPhone 6, 6s, or 7 here.