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Craft Room Trends

More and more women are carving out their own creative space at home.
And a few specific design trends are emerging in the process.

Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor of Creating Keepsakes Magazine breaks
down three popular craft room styles.


Modular Design: Just about every craft has something in
common, and that’s the need for ample and organized storage space. I
think this is why craft rooms with modular units, small drawers, and ample
compartments are so popular. I see these in a more modern style, such as
the popular IKEA-style cube shelves, as well as a more vintage style with
pieces used such as card catalogs, map drawers, and apothecary units. This
approach to keeping supplies tidy is absolutely accessible, affordable, and
adaptable, depending on your personal crafting needs.

Vibrant Color: Craft rooms are often one of the only rooms where
anything
goes as far as color and playfulness are concerned. I love seeing all of the
bright hues that make up craft rooms. Surrounding yourself in colors that
make you happy is a wonderful way to fuel your creativity. If you aren’t
comfortable painting or making permanent changes to your walls, opt for
color accents, storage cases, decor, and more!

Vintage Romance: This style takes the popularity of the vintage
trend and
gives it a romantic softness. In this style of space, you’ll find family
heirlooms, found items from consignment shops, antique stores, and flea
markets, and modern replicas that are made to look like antiques. Besides
the sentimental appeal found in this style of room, you’ll also find a unique
assortment of eclectic items used to contain supplies, which is interesting
and definitely offers a romantic feel!


Do you have a creative space you would like to see featured? Studio 5 and
Creating Keepsakes magazine are on the lookout for the next amazing
crafting space to publish in an international crafting magazine and feature
on a future episode of Studio 5! For more on how YOU can become our
lucky winner, see the FAQs below:

Who’s eligible? Anyone with a crafting space in their home. This
doesn’t
have to be a full craft room; it can even be a small, well organized crafting
closet. We simply want to see how you store and organize your favorite
crafting supplies. And all crafters are welcome (scrapbookers, quilters,
sewers, wood workers, etc.).

What do I receive if I win? Creating Keepsakes magazine will send
a
professional photographer to your home, who will photograph your
amazing space. The photos (or a portion of them) will then be featured in a
future issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. You’ll receive $150 as
payment for the rights to feature your space and a copy of the issue the
space is featured in. Your space could also be featured on an upcoming
Studio 5 episode.

How long is the contest open? Entrants have from February
22, 2012-
March
30, 2012
to enter.

How do I enter? To enter, simply e-mail low-resolution images of
your
creative space to cksubmissions@gmail.com
with “The Amazing Space” in
the subject line. Please include your full name, city of residence, e-mail
address, and phone number with your entry.

We can’t wait to see where you create! Submit today and your space could
be featured in an international magazine and on Utah’s #1 lifestyle
program soon!

Good luck!

Your friends at Studio 5 & Creating Keepsakes Magazine

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