Jul, 11

{studio sunday} with Olivia Mew

Welcome to {studio sunday}!  Today we will meet Olivia Mew, a talented and sweet creative from Montreal.  Scroll down to peek into her creative space and to read what she’s up to and what’s to come.
p.s. I love her minimalism and use of space, it would be very easy to create in this space without distraction!
1. Who are you and what do you create/do?
My name is Olivia and I draw and sew as well as sell vintage clothes. Right now I’m working on designing a line of cotton and silk scarves.
2. Where is your studio located? (in your home or somewhere else?)
My studio is located in my apartment, a 3rd floor walk up in Montreal, Canada. It’s actually attached to my bedroom – together they form a loft-like space that’s pretty great to wake up to!
3. How long have you had your current studio space?
I’ve made sure to have a studio space in every apartment I’ve lived in, but I moved into this particular one quite recently, in May. It’s definitely my favorite so far.
4. What is your favorite part of your studio?
Right now it would have to be my air conditioner – the first I’ve ever had! Heat rises something awful when you’re on the third floor with south-facing windows and it’s 37 degrees Celsius out. 
Other than that, though, I love how multifunctional it is. I have my area for packing up orders, my computer & sewing desks, a whole bare wall for shooting photos of vintage clothes and a cork board set up for photographing scarves. I love making spaces feel super useful.
5. Approximately how many hours per day do you spend in your studio?
When I’m not at my office job (which I recently quit – in a few weeks I’ll be entirely self employed!) – I’m usually here. If I have the day off I’ll spend at least 5 or 6 hours in here daily, if not more.
6. Do you have any future plans for your studio space? (i.e. revamp, new location, etc.)
Lots! Seeing as I only moved in recently, I still have lots of work to do. I’d like to install a metal bar for hanging clothes in the archway that leads to my bedroom, and I still need curtains for my front windows!
Those windows are stunning!  What a perfect place for your desk.  Thanks so much Olivia, for sharing a bit about yourself and what you do.  I’m especially grateful for you taking the time to snap a few photos of your creative studio space and I wish you the very best on your newest adventure of being self employed!!  So exciting!

2 Responses to “{studio sunday} with Olivia Mew”

  1. mom

    Good luck to Olivia! Thank you for sharing.
    You have a very nice space.
    I can’t wait to spend 5-6 hrs a day in my studio.
    Yikes! I need a studio.

  2. RobbieLee

    Haha… we need to get your studio space done mom! 🙂


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