I envision a room with tall, floor-to-ceiling windows framed by long, white, sheer curtains. Bright sunlight streams through onto yellow walls. The center of the room has either a big, sturdy work table or a few smaller tables, with room for lots of different projects going on at once.
Each corner of the room will be dedicated to a different medium: knitting, sewing, painting and writing.
The knitting corner will hold yarn and needles.
The sewing corner will have a sewing machine, needles and thread and cloth.
The painting/drawing corner will have a nice supply of oils and canvases, watercolors, drawing pencils, sketchbooks and sturdy paper.
Finally, the writing/correspondence corner will have stamps and envelopes, nice pens, journals and notebooks and lots of good stationery.
I envision white cubbies all around the room, filled with all the craft supplies. On top of them will be general supplies like scissors, pins, and glue. We'll keep some aprons next to the door for wearing during our messier projects.
My children will be welcome to come and work in the craft room as soon as they are old enough to wield scissors, but there will be rules: you have to put back your supplies and you can't leave a mess. We'll try to keep it as orderly as possible.
I picture good music playing—sometimes oldies or country for me, sometimes classical or Irish for Frank. Mostly I envision a really useful room, designed so we can find what we need easily. I'd gladly sacrifice a dining room or second living room for a room like that.
Do you have a "room of your dreams"? What are your favorite plans for your future home?