I thought you might like a peek inside my workshop, which is at the bottom of my parent's garden. The workshop has already changed so much since I first turfed my brothers out of it and moved myself in (they were using it as a games/workout room but I figured they no longer needed it after they left home.)
I'm constantly inspired by other florists' studio space and images I see in magazines or online, so there's always things I want to change or include in my workshop. It's quite busy with a lot going on but that's the way I like it - I've never been one for simplicity! As it is still my parents and I don't think there's ever been the intention for me to stay in here forever they haven't allowed me to change anything permanent, such as the walls or the floor (I can't tell you how annoying it is to have a carpet when working with flowers) but I've been allowed to attach things to the wall and ceiling. I'm sort of dreading the time when I eventually do move out of it because I haven't exactly held back with the staple gun!
So I have a couple of feature walls - I have a wall of paper flowers, a wall of individual silk flowers and my new "wall of love" to showcase my wedding work. I’m fast running out of shelving and storage space though so I’m planning a smaller, storage shed for round the side of the building. We're also planning to lay some more slabs out the front so that I can have an outside consultation area for in the summer and I can grow more select foliages in pots.
My workshop is my happy place. There’s no Internet and very little phone signal so it’s a great place to get away if needed, and it’s a great space for meeting couples and working on weddings (I’ve even worked on a big wedding outside when I ran out of room, in December, and partly by candlelight!)
Here are a few photos of my workshop – enjoy!