the trickiest space: the flex room

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Our builder originally referred to this room as “the flex room” on their blueprint, and it couldn’t be more true for us. While many would dedicate this space as a formal dining room or an office space, for us, it changes based on the day.

On some days, it is my in-home studio space for newborn, baby, and small childrens’ photo sessions. On other days, it’s our bare, unstyled, extra room that I can’t quite seem to get some direction on. Since the above photo was taken, I’ve added a curtain rod and sets of sheers (essential for controlling the light during sessions) but otherwise no progress.

I want this room to be LIVING space, first, and studio space, second. But to keep it friendly for shooting sessions, the walls need to remain neutral (no bright colors or busy artwork to distract) and the furnishings need to be easily moved/rearranged to accommodate a photo set-up.  I’m thinking a simple setup of colorful/mobile furniture and perhaps an interesting rug I can quickly roll up and away as needed.

I’m thinking some inspiration boards are in order…

Comments (3)

  • You have a lovely house and I wish I had your problem! We are bursting at the seams in our current house with no room to grow!

  • Your house is gorgeous! The shelf/drawer/hutch piece of furniture in your flex room-is that IKEA? I’ve been looking at getting that for a few months and I just haven’t been sure. I’m just wondering if you’re happy with it and how it is holding up over time…

  • Hi Sara!

    The hutch has held up well! It’s one of the more quality pieces I’ve seen from IKEA — although be warned, it took my husband a good couple hours to put ALL THE PIECES together. I don’t believe they offer it in this color anymore, but still have it in others!

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