Ideally I would pick amongst the trees not far from the sea (or with sea views in the distance)! I would want it to have so much space and light and quiet so as to revive & nourish me and also a wonderful space to create and work from. The whole working from home thing is ideal for me. So when I read this interview with Shannon Fricke (stylist, interior designer, author, tv presenter, homewares designer, blogger) via The Design Files over the weekend, I was instantly struck with envy.
Situated in the Byron Bay hinterland in NSW, Shannon works and lives on this farm which of course has been updated and decorated in a true Australian relaxed style where colour and light dance alongside each other beautifully.
A fabulous studio area filled with bright natural light is where Shannon works on her new homewares range, writes her blog from, meets with her staff, and generally creates from. Workshops are also run from this studio space, so if you're interested and able to get there, Styling 101 would be my pick - imagine having your creativity inspired in this unique country setting. I've seriously been coveting the studio space all weekend!
Shannon's website is absolutely gorgeous too - check out the bedlinen and range of ceramics; order the latest book, 'How To Decorate'; check out Shannon's blog; view some of Shannon's Design work and portfolio or book yourself in for a workshop. (The 'Forever and Ever' Throw is my favourite.)
|Shannon in her studio workspace / Image from Shannon's design portfolio / Image of the new bedlinen range|