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Inside my studio... by Foxfires Inside my studio... by Foxfires
...on a cold, snowy winter's night.

EDIT x2:  Holy cats - I got a DD?!? LOL  THANK YOU!!!!  I just now saw this!!!  I will make sure to get back to everyone ASAP!!  

EDIT:  Wow I had no idea I would receive such a wonderful response to this!  Thank you, all!
Here are a few things about the room:  I used sarees from India to drap and create the tent ceiling.  You can find vintage/used sarees like this on eBay for excellent prices, and since each one is about 5 or 6 yards of fabric, each one covers a LOT of space!

I am a thrift store junky, and always have my eye out for a good deal.  Probably 90% of what you see in this photo was found at thrift stores, or bought on super clearance.  Some things I repurpose, paint over, make into things they weren't originally meant to be.  That's what gives it the eclectic look.  I then mix in my personal artwork (the pillow on the chair is my art), and some precious things I've purchased over the years or bought when I was traveling.

The scale of the room is a bit deceiving.  Everything except to chest-of-drawers is meant to be reachable when sitting on the floor.  The little table is only about 10 inches high.  My desk is made out of long planks of hardwood sitting on top of planters that I filled with books that I wanted to store, and it too can be sat at with just a cushion.  The chair I found has very tiny legs so that works perfectly for when I am working for long periods of time.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!  Thanks for all your lovely comments!  
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Inside my studio... by Foxfires is absolutely breath-taking. An inspiring studio set up that looks impossibly cosy and perfect. ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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nimfa36 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing  office!! 
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Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a sanctuary. Red Snow Globe Red Snow Globe Red Snow Globe 
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MasoudBahal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful office. :)
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M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Love this idea but I do have 2 questions for you:

1. How did you attach the sarees on the wall/ceiling?
2. Fabric tends to collect dust so do you take them down every few months to wash/refresh them?
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi!

The saris are attached with stainless steel thumb tacks.  I chose lightweight saris (some of the more ornate ones are very heavy, and would not do well with this sort of treatment), and it works perfectly! :)

Actually these saris do not collect dust like you would think.  Fabric such as curtains near windows suffer the bulk of dust that comes in, but saris which are pressed up against walls and ceilings have very little if any.   Once a year if you take them down and give them a shake, let them air out - that is just fine. Even then, so little has collected that it doesn't even 'fly' when they are shaken.   Dust tends to fall to the carpets.  My throw rugs have to be taken out every couple of weeks and given a good beating out in the yard. ;)
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M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ah okay, thanks for the info :)
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Rakki-Ravenvale Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness~! This room is absolutely beautiful, and it looks so comfortable as well <3
The colors certainly add a lovely atmosphere to the room that I simply cannot describe with words, wonderful photo and wonderful job~!
Once I have my own place I certainly will have to give a try at making such a beautiful space to work in ^ ^
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thank you!!!   You absolutely should!  It makes everything dreamy ;)
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westernwinds Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Student Filmographer
nice!
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JovianMonolith Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016   Photographer
Success! I've been trying to find this again for entirely too long. When I first saw it, barely an instant passed before I wanted to walk in and sit down with a book. Everything about this place is soothing and inviting. I think you used just the right small amount of cool colors, like the blue saris, to keep the reds and other warm colors from oversaturating the eye.

I agree with some of the other comments. Might I move in and spend inordinate amounts of time reading here?
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
haha aw thank you!!!  That made me smile.  I'm sitting in the room right now typing this as it snows outside!   Come on over.  The reading cushions are all fluffed up!!!
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JovianMonolith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016   Photographer
I hope there are enough cushions for a proper pillow fort. The fortress of books and reading shall resist all intrusion.
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Always!  One must never be without enough pillows to build a proper book reading fortress!  
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carilee1968 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Love your studio!  Very colorful and happy!!
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elation-station Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is completely magical. Witch's room! <3 :)
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MegzWills Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
[sobs] its so beautiful ;-; 

Did you get anything off specific sellers? 
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, that looks like the perfect place for a pajama party! XD 
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garybwatts Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
I need to do this to my studio.  So glad to see your studio is so wonderful!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
GARY!!! I miss you!!! <3   I love my studio....and yes you do need to do this!  If you email me ( FoxfireArt@Gmail.com) I can link you to the online seller where I get all my saris and things for a great price!

HUGS!!!
Aimee
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garybwatts Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Hi Aimee!
Popping you an email. :)

Gary
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gary!!!!!  I'm so sorry I haven't responded to it yet!  I'm getting ready to leave for London for a trip so my brain is absolutely pudding!  I will make sure to send you good links and lots of words in the morning!!  XOXOXOXOXOXOX  
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Bilongui Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015   General Artist
Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Aw my gosh!!!Are you interior designer or something??Really,no kidding!!Love I'd LOVE to spend only one little short tiny evening in there!!!I'm in love with that room!!!
And now I'm going to proceed to press gently the watch button,and adore your style...till earth freezes over.Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart 
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ArtwithoutabrushFx Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Really Really nice.. . looks like the inside of a Genie bottle .. lol . really cool .
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, it feels like being in one, too! ;)
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ArtwithoutabrushFx Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I bet . :)
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eve-eddart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Looks fantastic! I wouldn't get out of that space ever.
Looking at this, I think I need to work on my creative space...
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!  It DEFINITELY makes a difference when I'm working on art!
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sonaakali Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
This is wonderful! Beating Heart Emote (Free to Use) 
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ChristinneBlacker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Photographer
WHOA! 
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh <3
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Penfell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Even your space for doing art is artistic *3*
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, indeed!!  It makes every difference in getting inspired!
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Phoenix-Skywriter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's so comfortable looking!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It really is!
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Nasnz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
So lovely 
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kasstle74 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is amazingly awesome!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Growl367 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Is this set up in an attic or is an actual room of your house set up like this? The tent shape makes me think that your studio is set up in the attic unless you have it draped purposefully like that in a normal room of your place. Looks amazing by the way, though I wonder how you keep it so clean when you work so often with paints!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi!  This is an actual room.  The house was built in 1924, and this room is an end room, considered a 'dormer room.  So in actuality, the ceiling is exactly the same shape as the draped saris!  Made it easy to achieve this effect.  The ceiling is very low, too.  I think the middle part is only about 7 feet, and the sides swoop down from there.

Keeping it clean is effortless, as the majority of my artwork is all digital! :)  Digital painting, no cleanup. ;)   But trust me, the studio gets cluttered, especially when I have 'found object' art, and other projects going.  However, what you can't see in the picture is a long 8 foot bench table (the first half is where my Cinitq/computer is sitting, that houses lots of crafting supplies, and then a long hutch, and two dresser drawers which also house crafting supplies. :)   Everything has a place.. .that's the key!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh, and as far as our attic, there is a tiny hobbit door inside the little walk-in closet that is attached to this room.  Open that door, and you are in the attic.  You can't stand up in it... I think at best it is about 4' tall, but stretches the length of the house.  One tiny window, but otherwise pitch black, and jammed with stuff I need to sort out. LOL
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Elandia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, get it girly!  :D
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Masquerade7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Boundlessly beautiful!!!!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Whoa...that's beautiful.
It looks like my Mind Palace. :D
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!  You've got great taste in mind palaces!! ;)
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LoveoftheDark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most delicious decorating job I've ever seen. I've been scouring the internet for design ideas that feel like gypsy, wanderer, collector, etc...and this is the perfection of everything I've looked for! Absolutely stunning! The DD should be no shock. :)
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!!!  I love that!
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