Room of the Day: Greenhouse Music Studio Space

Design Inspiration

Music studio space. Source: via dreamstudios.turblr.com

Every so often, we enter a space that just feels…right. But, why is this, so? Whether it’s the lighting, the warmth of hard wood floors, the fancy decor, or the linens, the result is an energy that just vibes with us in that “je ne sais quoi” kinda way. In other words, there’s more than one answer to this question of design-it’s just gotta have that IT factor for us personally (or for those we’re designing for). Today’s “Room of the Day” certainly strums a major cool chord with this girl, a space that’s inspiring both musically and decor-wise.

The controlled chaos of the strewn about instruments, cables, and equipment are creatively contained by such elements as a worn yet stylish and oversized rug, vintage chairs, cool clip-on lighting, and the space itself, a greenhouse-type room that allows a waterfall of light to flood the place. The ivy covered walls softens all the electronics, glass and metal, evoking an oxymoronic vibe that’s so…hip. Any musician worth his or her salt would be able to craft very cool tunes here. For those of you musicians (or anyone looking to be inspired) who would like to replicate this room in your home, here’s a few of the items that’ll at least get you closer to fine.

Greenhouse. Source: exaco.com

Okay, so you don’t have a greenhouse IN your house…why not purchase one for your backyard? It may fall short on sound proofing, but for musicians who rehearse with cans (hence, my love for electronic drums), there’s no worries here. Still, for other means, the light in this space is unquestionably inspiring…why not let your imagination grow like a well cared for orchid?

Rug. Source: diggerslist.com

After you’ve purchased your greenhouse, or cleared out your brightly lit basement, place a large colorful area rug to both warm and help dampen the sound. This also helps to keep the low-end frequencies from vibrating the rest of house.

Old industrial wood steel chair. Source: factory20.com

Vintage wood chair. Source: referencelibrary.blogspot.com

Decor elements like these vintage chairs add a special energy and loads of character. When creating, the idea of possibility and positivity can be incredibly productive, and these pieces certainly communicate that quality and strong ideas last the test of time.

Red clip-on light. Source: hgcorner.com

For an eclectic spin on this room, bright, modern-ish lighting is just the ticket. The pop of color (POC) brightens and lightens the “mood” of your room, a whimsical decor breath of fresh air. Some plants, potted or hanging, along with fun, cool wall art brings it all together. Now, rock on!


Photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).