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Guest Blog from Katy Orme of Apartment Apothecary

By August 27, 2015October 30th, 2017Blog, Guest Blogs

As I am so busy with my Open Studio this month I thought it would be the perfect time to hand over the reins to one of my favourite interior bloggers; Katy Orme of the lovely Apartment Apothecary:


I have to admit that Jessica asked me a while ago to write a guest post for her blog and I was completely delighted that she did! However, the last few months have been so busy I haven’t got round to it until now that summer is nearly over and the pace of life is beginning to slow. In the meantime I keep on seeing Jessica’s beautiful work cropping up here and there and I have fallen in love with it more and more. For me, the palette of colours that Jessica uses in her work is what captures my imagination.

For today’s post I would like to tell you a bit about my blog and show you some photographs of my home office as I love to nosey inside other people’s creative work spaces (I’d love to see inside Jessica’s studio hint, hint!).

I am interior obsessed and my blog showcases the room makeovers I undertake in my own home, which I am constantly changing – an occupational hazard, I suppose. My home office used to be our guest room but I did a DIY makeover and I’m so pleased with the results. All of these photographs have been taken by photographer Katharine Peachey for a recent home tour on Design Sponge – definitely a blogging highlight for me.

I ripped up the carpet in this room, painted the floor white, made a double desk from lengths of MDF that rest on trestle legs and mounted pegboard for my craft materials. I love how light, bright and fresh this room feels and it’s a very motivating space to run my blog.


Katy Orme at home photographed by Katherine Peachey

I blog full time since giving up a ten year career as a secondary school teacher last year. I have loved developing my interior styling skills and have such fun running a monthly styling challenge, Styling the Seasons with Charlotte of Lotts and Lots blog. We ask people to pick a surface in their home and style it to represent what the month means to them and either blog about it or post a shot on any social media. This is such a great opportunity to reflect on the passing of time and refresh a corner in our homes.

I would love to see you over on my blog and hope you have enjoyed the little tour of my work space. Thank you, Jessica, for having me!

Thank you Katy and what an inspiring workspace from an extraordinary woman! You can view my inspiring workspace featured in ‘Where Women Create’ here


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