Have you ever longed for a cozy little place hidden away from the world, a haven where you could relax, read, nap or just dream? Sandy Foster created just such a place, and in doing so, she’s given us all a wonderful gift. With the click of a mouse, we can be transported to a beautiful, romantic retreat tucked into a little hill along side a picturesque stream.
This lovely spot isn’t accessible by road. No, it requires a little effort to reach it, making the arrival all the more sweeter. Pink boots aren’t a requirement, but they are highly recommended.
Sandy is there waiting for us, along with her precious, doggie, Zuzu.
Let’s take our boots off here on the porch. Did you hear that soft buzzing sound? That’s the sound of hummingbirds sipping nectar from the Foxgloves. Or, it could be faerie wings because this is surely a place where faeries would gather.
Once upon a time, this beautiful studio was just a brown, run-down hunting cabin. The windows were small and strictly utilitarian; the interior was rugged and plain. Today it is a fantasy retreat filled with candles, lace and chandeliers.
There’s even a comfy bed tucked into the loft…the perfect spot for reading, napping and dreaming. Sandy did all the work herself, installing columns, gingerbread trim, shelving, windows, insulation, doors and everything needed to create this very special studio.
Zuzu looks right at home here, doesn’t she? She is every bit as elegant as her surroundings.
Sandy carefully chose each treasure for her retreat. Isn’t the mirror absolutely stunning?! Though the studio is only 9 ft by 14 ft in size, mirrors reflect the light, making it feel open and airy.
In anticipation of our visit today, Sandy created a beautiful table just for us.
The flowers are so pretty and they make the perfect centerpiece for this sweet tablescape.
Here’s your place right here. In addition to pink boots, having seconds is highly suggested.
No need to rush. We can stay and play all evening, even long after dark. The candles are lit and their flickering light is a reminder of the moonlight that bathes our cabin on this starlit night.
Sandy, thanks so much for letting us stop by your beautiful studio. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to visit again real soon.
You can visit and read more about Sandy’s hideaway studio at her blog, My Shabby Streamside Studio. See you Sunday evening for Metamorphosis Monday.