From dining table to art studio
As an artist specialising in Australian botanics, Nicola lives in the perfect location. A semi-rural Northern Beaches suburb set amongst bushland, and a vibrant natural environment bursting with native flora and fauna.
Inspiration surrounds her.
What was missing was a dedicated creative space to translate this inspiration onto canvas.
Active with exhibitions and commission pieces, working from the family dining table was no longer an option. Understandably though, Nicola didn’t want to work anywhere else. She had the perfect environment to inspire her artistic niche.
Investing in a garden art studio was the clear solution. And a Melwood Mod was the obvious choice.
Where nature and art meet
Nicola’s finished studio is as visually appealing on the outside as the masterpieces she creates within.
Accents of grey and white add a subtle, modern elegance while the upgrade to stained cedar on one side incorporates nature into the design. By adding sidelights to the standard inclusions of double doors and highlight windows, Nicola has created a frontage of glass. This floods the studio with natural light and embraces the garden views.
Inside is the calm sanctuary and freedom to create that Nicola needed.
Convenience and practicality
The garden room has also added practicality and ease to family life.
With three children at home, Nicola previously had to pack away her art supplies at the end of every day to regain the dining table.
She no longer has to do this.
She can simply shut the door, return to the house, and come back to a ready, waiting creative haven whenever inspiration strikes.
With a work space in the backyard, there is no need to worry about the kids when inspiration strikes. “Even though they’re here, I don’t have to go somewhere else to work, which is good,” she explains.
Space to breathe
It’s not just a place to get hands-on though. The creative process requires breathing space and Nicola now has a haven for uninterrupted reflection and contemplation. “It’s quite a personal space for me,” Nicola states. “It’s helpful having no distractions.”