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Greenhouse Art Studio Inspiration

We are here in Heidelberg all summer. It's been great to be back and to be working artists here in Germany again. It was wonderful to be on the road but being back here in the summer time is a real treat. Especially when it comes to studio time for me and music/band time for Dominik.

Our home in which we live has been sold to a new owner. Our home is not in very good shape but it is incredibly affordable rent and has so much space, it needs repairs left and right but we cannot complain at all. We are renting and we have recently been told that we are able to stay here for two more years. The sale of our home resulted in more space for us to use on our land. We are also able to use the shed behind our house however we like. This freedom has gotten our creative juices flowing about using this new to us space. So we are going to transform it into an indoor/outdoor art studio.

Here is the space before...yikes


Our former landlord left several things behind and this space has not been utilized well. It has been a place to dump a bunch of shit. Instead of the hoarder/trash vibes that the space is currently emitting.

Here are the new vibes we want to aim for:

-Green and overgrown but in a curated manner.

-black steel greenhouse feel by addng more transparent siding and paint the beams black. 

-Oh and add twinkle garden lights. 

*click images for sources.

We mostly just have to take a bunch of this trash to the recycling yard, update the walls, and paint the beams. That's about it. Then I can have a great atelier to work in outside in our greenhouse art studio.

What are your summer home improvement projects?


Nesting: Garden Makeover Inspiration
1. Shirley Kurata, 2. 3. 4.

I'm hoping that our outdoor spaces will be cozy, comfy and welcoming. These inspirational spaces have nice lighting, inviting seating, rugs, and color. These spaces capture the essence of what I am hoping for!

To see more of my inspiration you can follow my Garden pin-board on

Wish me luck!



pretending it's spring
I've been longing for spring these past few days.  So I went flower plant shopping.  Oh my it feels good to have more life in our space.

Dominik brought me this flower. He has been so thoughtful about flowers the past few weeks.  It feels nice. 

I actually plucked this ivy from outside and then replanted it.  It has been growing beautifully! 

This is our tree in the living room.  It looks fake but it is real! 

I have noticed that spring onions stay fresher when they are put in water. And did you know that they grow back once if you cut them down to the light green?  

I try to put plants in most every room in the house.  Even on the window ledge of the shower.  It's just amazing what plants can do for a space.

What do you look forward to in spring?

I just can't wait!