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My Favorite Room: Laura Trevey From Bright, Bold, & Beautiful

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

 Today we have the lovely Laura Trevey here to share her favorite room.  Laura writes the blog Bright, Bold, & Beautiful and is a nationally-renowned watercolor artist who happens to have a beautiful studio that she is going to share with us.  Welcome Laura!

 I am so honored that Rene asked me to be a part of this great series.  I love Rene's style and Cottage and Vine is a must read for me! Even though a really love our family room, a place to spend time with my husband and children, my real pride and joy is my art studio/home office.
Every morning the light pours in this bright and cheerful room and provides me with so much inspiration for the day! In the center of the room I created a custom island with wide shelves. I designed it specifically to store my watercolor paper which is 26" by 40". It is movable with casters on the bottom, so I can place it anywhere in the room.

I created a large inspiration board to show my framed and unframed watercolors. I painted the pegboard the same Spring Mint color as the wall color. Then I framed the pegboard with white trim for a finished look. This is the focal point of the room and the ultimate organizer.
The entire board measures 5 1/2 feet by 8 feet.

I use bull dog clips hanging on S hooks to display various works in progress. 

Over on the side of the room, I put in cabinets to store my supplies, with a dark teal/turquoise laminate top {which really looks like granite}.

My desk is made up of two Vika Artur trestles  and a nice glass beveled edge top. I love my Jules swivel chair as well. Featured on the wall is my original watercolor dress painting.

Another IKEA purchase that holds and protects my prints is the Alex drawer unit on casters. On top I have my new Hp wireless scanner and copier which I love. I picked a beautiful light wood flooring. This cleans well {in case I spill some paint} and is functional with all the movable furniture in the room.

I always say, "An organized office is a happy one".

My best-selling "Summer Breeze" giclee on canvas brings color to the room. 

Thank you for having me Rene!!

The pegboard wall is such a great idea!  Your space is so fresh and inspiring Laura.  Thanks so much for sharing it with us today!  To visit Laura's blog go here.  To explore Laura's shop go here.


  1. Oh I wish I could use colour like that! All together it looks fabulous - a beautiful room!

  2. WOW! um, yes, i can see why that is a favorite room! love the organization and the wall color!

  3. What a lovely room! Thanks for sharing, Laura! I really love your work.

  4. I adore Laura's work and what an inspiring space to be able to work in!! Janell

  5. What an inspiring workspace! Love the island she created. The pegboard idea is a great one. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love the framed pegboard too! Genius idea. Would work good for all kinds of spaces - I'm thinkin' rotating kid art. I pinned one of the pictures so I don't forget. :)

  7. Love how clean, bright and organized it is!! Very inspiring! Take care, Caroline

  8. Agreed, organized makes me very happy! Beautiful and so functional!

  9. What a beautiful space - I love everything about it especially the pegboard!

  10. It is a beautiful space! You said it perfectly, fresh and inspiring. I love the wall color. Laura is an amazing artist. I have a few of her pieces and they add so much "happiness" to a room.

  11. I love sneak peaks inside studios! They are such personal, creative spaces!! This is great!

  12. I have seen this room before and remembered it because it struck a cord with me. The colors are gorgeous and the art work inspires me.

  13. Laura is so talented...and I wish my office was that pretty!!! Seriously!

  14. A truly beautiful and organized workspace. Such a great artist!


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