How to Create a Multi-Purpose Room That Could Also Function as a Home Studio

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Since we spend so much time at home, it makes sense to think of ways to use our properties to the max. And if we can do what we love to do from home, too, then why not? So if you’re a creative like Chelsea DeVries, here’s how to create the home studio of your dreams.

Pick a room, any room

You’ll need some space to do your hobby, whether that’s music, dance, writing, or art. ● Any room could potentially do for your at-home studio, but it should ideally be separate from your living quarters. ● You may need to upgrade the room with particular renovations to make it more livable. For an attic studio, the ceiling may need to be redone. A ballpark range for a ceiling install should be easy enough to find online.

Make sure it is practical

Whether you have a small or large space to work with, you have to make it practical.

Organize your home studio in such a way that everything has its place. Implement an organizational system that’ll prevent you from having to look for things when you need them. ● Ensure your studio is practical from a budgeting point of view too. For example, if you can repurpose old containers, shelves, and furniture, then this can save you money in the long run. ● Proper lighting for your home studio is essential to help you see every detail. ● Inspiration is key. Feel more calm and relaxed in your home studio by painting your walls warm, muted colors.

Safety first

Besides being a practical space, your home studio should also be safe to use. ● Ensure that you have ample ventilation. Adequate fresh air will help prevent stale and musty odors from developing, as well as prevent the build-up of mold. ● You should have adequate space to work or perform in. So, clear away any items that might get in your way.

Benefits of having an at-home studio

There are many benefits to having your studio at home, including unlimited time to perfect your passion.

You can make it as comfortable as you like. So choose furniture that will help you do what you do best. ● It’s easy on the pocket. Look at it this way; you don’t have to fork out cash to enroll at an art studio to get the practice you need. ● Another added advantage of having a home studio is that you can practice as much as you want whenever you want. ● You can increase your home’s resale value depending on the upgrades you’ve made to it. For example, if you’ve managed to transform an awkward nook into something magical, you can be sure this concept will resonate with the buyer. ● You can even do an additional side hustle from your home studio.

Your at-home studio is sure to work out well if you make it suitable for you and what you like to do, whatever that art form may be.

#PressRelease: Author of Sticks and Stones wins Finalist place in Art Contest

For Immediate Release

September 4, 2022

Chelsea DeVries

Publicist

chelseadevries@thesmartcookiephiles.com

Author of Sticks and Stones wins Finalist place in Art Contest

Chelsea DeVries, author of Sticks and Stones: Full Story Edition, was recently named a finalist in a Art Show International Figurative art contest. Her piece “Drowning in an Ocean of No Tomorrows” was awarded the prize.

For more on the list of winner’s, visit here. To purchase this art piece, visit the author’s etsy shop here.

Author Bio: 

Chelsea DeVries wanted to be a writer at the age of 7. Her first publishing credit came at the age of 14 with a poem in a student anthology. She then wrote nonstop while doing IB classes in high school. She published two YA novels while still in high school which after over 10 years she rewrote as a NA romance that she looks to put out as her next publication.She is a seeker of justice and uses her words to free this world’s outcasted, peculiar, and underdogs from the chains that bind them. When not writing she runs and does PR for authors and musicians with her bookish brand The Smart Cookie Philes. Though she’s Florida born and raised, she has New Jersey in her veins. She currently lives in Port Richey, FL with her squad of two dogs.You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @chelsealynnpoetry, and her squad at @dasquad26. In October 2020, DeVries was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome which is a form of Autism.

About Art Show International: A virtual online art gallery soon to be housed in a physical location in Los Angeles, CA. check out artshowinternational.com for more information.

#PressRelease: Sticks and Stones Full Story Edition Available Everywhere 2.22.22

For Immediate Release

January 6, 2022

Chelsea DeVries, Publicist

chelseadevries@thesmartcookiephiles.com

Sticks and Stones Turns Pain Into Poetry

They tell you about the dangers of riptide but no one warns you that you could be swept down into the riptide of who someone else is.

-Drowning In An Ocean of No Tomorrows

In Sticks and Stones, DeVries uses poetry to paint a poetic picture of her experience working in a toxic workplace, toxicity and bullying she faced in her youth, her struggles with anxiety and depression due to undiagnosed Asperger’s, and turning the pain of love and heartbreak into poetry to help any reader find the strength to overcome whatever is pulling them under. The book is available in hardcover and ebook wherever books are sold but in the US at Amazon, Etsy, Barnes and Noble, Walmart.com, and Target.com.

About the Book: In Sticks and Stones, DeVries paints a poetic picture of rising above toxicity, love found and love lost, and delves into what it means to find strength in the human spirit. Through poetry, the reader finds a voice of strength and the rebuilding of one’s heart a home with all the sticks and stones thrown upon it. Newly expanded with more full color photos, 41 new poems, and a rewrite of Drowning in An Ocean of No Tomorrows, DeVries shows a full poetic picture of turning pain into poetry in order so you can rise above whatever is pulling you under.About the Author: Chelsea DeVries wanted to be a writer at the age of 7. Her first publishing credit came at the age of 14 with a poem in a student anthology. She then wrote nonstop while doing IB classes in high school. She published two YA novels while still in high school which after over 10 years she rewrote as a NA romance that she looks to put out as her next publication. She is a seeker of justice and uses her words to free this world’s outcasted, peculiar, and underdogs from the chains that bind them. When not writing she runs and does PR for authors and musicians with her bookish brand The Smart Cookie Philes. Though she’s Florida born and raised, she has New Jersey in her veins. She currently lives in Port Richey, FL with her squad of three dogs.You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @onegirlrevolution26_, and her squad at @dasquad26. In October 2020, DeVries was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome which is a form of Autism.

Press Release: Sticks and Stones Nominated For Book of The Year! — One Girl Revolution

For Immediate Release April 13, 2021 Chelsea DeVries, Publicist smartcookiepr26@gmail.com Sticks and Stones currently #1 in Drama and Poetry Sticks and stones by Chelsea DeVries, which is a collection of prose and poetry for anyone healing from a painful experience bringing up themes of mental health, suicide, and love and heartbreak. It is currently nominated […]

Press Release: Sticks and Stones Nominated For Book of The Year! — One Girl Revolution