Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
While most of the rooms I design require cleaning and organizing, sometimes big jobs are outside of my realm. My friend Ashley, who is a Professional Organizer, recently made over this Craft Room.
I asked her to share her process with us…
“Sometimes you have that ‘catch-all’ room where unpacked boxes and other homeless items end up. It’s usually a guest bedroom, office, craft room, or in this case, a designated sewing room. I don’t sew, but I instantly fell in love with this space and wanted to help it reach its full potential for my client.
As with every space we organize, we started off by sorting all the like items together, then worked with the client to eliminate what she no longer needed. Then, we created a space plan for the room, and organized everything that remained.
We used many of the organizing containers that she already had. People think they have to spend a fortune at the Container Store, but this is not the case. In fact, sometimes it’s more fun to get creative with the bins you already have on hand.
This client loves her newly organized sewing room. Because everything now has a home and a system, she is able to use the space for what it was intended – a place to inspire and create. These are the fruits of an organized space.”
Craft rooms and “catch-all” rooms can get messy fast, so I love the inspiration this brings!
Do you have a room that gets messy before the other ones?