One thing I’m learning from this Spaces series, is the amazing workspaces everyone has! Each space reflecting it’s owner. This week, Cassie Pyle of The Veda House is giving us a peak into her beautiful little workspace. Cassie’s blog never fails to impress with her perfecly curated posts on interiors and design and her own spaces reflects just that.
Tell us about yourself as a creative.
I’m a graphic design and web designer with a passion for simplicity. Currently I’m working as a digital art director at an advertising agency in St.Louis. When I come home at night you’ll find me at the computer working on my latest freelance project or blogging my heart out. I’m also an amateur photographer and vintage etsy shop owner , so you could say my free time is filled with lots of fun things to do. As time goes on, I hope to grow my freelance design business to a point where I can freelance full-time…someday…
Describe your creative journey.
I feel like I’ve always been considered a creative person. I remember being a kid and constantly creating collages from magazine scraps and doodling with sidewalk chalk. Once I got to college, I discovered that I could make a career out of being a creative, which launched me into an intensive 4-year design program where I gradated with a degree in Graphic Design. Right after college I moved into the advertising agency where I currently work and I’ve been learning the ins and outs of our advertising and promotions world ever since. About 1.5 years ago I started blogging full time as place to share the things that were inspiring me. Around that same time, I decided to share my love for vintage/thrifted goods and that’s when I opened my Etsy shop. I feel like I’m still figuring out what I REALLY want to do “when I grow up”, so time will only tell.
Share a little bit about your space.
My space is a constant work in progress, but it’s coming together nicely. Did I mention that it’s pretty tiny? My little corner of the loft (the area I consider my workspace) is only about 6″ by 6″, but the tall ceilings help out a lot. Everything in the space has been either hand-made or hunted down at antique shops. The light that hangs above my computer was pieced together with found objects, the petite desk was found in an old warehouse filled with mid-century treasures, the chair in the basement of an antique shop, and the storage unit was won at a local auction. I try to keep the space clutter free, so only my favorite knick-knacks are kept outside of the storage unit.
What’s your favorite thing about your space?
I’d have to say my favorite item would be the desk. In my opinion it’s a show stopper and I hunted and hunted for that piece for months. I wasn’t willing to setting on any desk, and once I found the right piece, the rest of the space starting to come together. The walnut wood tone, black and silver details set the tone for the remaining pieces in the space. I’d also like to consider this desk one of my first “grown up” pieces of furniture since I broke the bank when I wouldn’t settle for anything less.
What’s one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
I think every creative needs a space that feels own-able and lived in. For me, the process of piecing the space together over time with found objects added depth to the space and made it feel like a work of art in itself. All the time searching for the right pieces makes me feel proud of it and the time spent in it, completely enjoyable. You need a space that makes you feel a little giddy inside.
Photos by Cassie