MINI STUDIO TOUR & WHAT’S NEW AT THE FUTURE KEPT

A bright plant filled workspaceHappy Tuesday! I’ve been working on the summer house all day! Not quite ready for its reveal, but I just realised I hadn’t posted these pictures of our workspace anywhere yet. When I am not wrapping orders or taking pictures for the shop or the blog, I am always snapping away to document the subtle changes around this place. So, how do you feel about a mini studio tour around our place of work and a look at what’s new – with a few links to some our favourite things?A bright plant filled workspaceDean built this compact beauty of a packing station for me, when we finally settled in the garden room for our office. It only took three moves around the house to figure out that this was the best spot! I will admit I always have a tidy up before shooting interior images (some a while ago as you can tell from the date on the calendar), but who doesn’t do the same when they are expecting guests? A bright plant filled workspacePlants are trailing everywhere – filling our work days with green leafy happiness. The packing bench was constructed from ply left over from a local skate park build and the shelf is a reclaimed floorboard. With supporting metal legs, left over from our walk in wardrobe build – Dean luckily over ordered so we had just enough left over for this!A bright plant filled workspaceThe store has been (and continues to be) a creative outlet for us to experiment and work on our styling and photography skills. Combining how we see the world and the things we use daily in our lives, with the added joy of beautiful well-made products thrown in the mix.A bright plant filled workspaceA bright plant filled workspaceWayward nature finds, inspiring magazine pages and family photos surround me during my working day. on the other side of the room, our much loved old scout table is covered with products waiting to have their pictures taken for the site.A bright plant filled workspaceIf only it looked this spacious and clear all the time. Blanket delivery day would be a completely different photo story!Wild flower healing balmI always get excited to shoot our natural beauty products as it’s such fun finding botanical and vintage elements to add to the photos.eco and no chemical dry shampooHerbs, petals, minerals and more all make their way onto the table and of course, I get to eat anything edible that is left over – it would be rude not to.Detox tea blendA bright plant filled workspaceFinishing off parcels with hand stamped tags and packaging all tied up with vintage twine, is a simple pleasure some might find dull but it’s one of my favourite daily jobs.Hand made canvas tote made in the UKMore plants, I need to go on a serious re-potting mission as nearly all of them have outgrown their pots! The super sturdy Rove Tote is a collaboration with our amazing designer/maker friends Mike and Nia. A bright plant filled workspaceThe big reel of string was picked up in St Leonards and the pot on the shelf a vintage piece by an East Sussex pottery studio. The print below is a favourite by Harriet Lee Merrion.A bright plant filled workspaceUashmama pink paper bagsWhen there is the odd ray of sunshine (an urban legend these days) we love to extend the studio to outdoors too. I think I remember one day back in May when the sun was out?! When it’s dry enough to venture down to the bottom of the garden – we have been taking photos against the new (old) summerhouse wall. The rose pink bags are new in for summer and I love the colour of course! I use one simply with the top rolled down as my everyday clutch, and when a bigger bag is required – I pop it inside as a ready-made compartment. Flower filled decking areaI hope you liked this little peek around the place. Happy July – if you fancy keeping up with all the haps in store or when we are on one of our coastal/country explorations follow us @thefuturekept on Instagram! See you soon xA bright plant filled workspace

  • Janice Issitt

    Love the pale pink background, it works really well with your photos, and the geranium is so cute!

    • Yay! Thanks J – I do love me a bright blousy flower xx

  • Janice Issitt

    Love the pale pink background, it works really well with your photos, and the geranium is so cute!

  • Such great photos as always, and what a sweet studio! You make things work, even with much white ;) When we earn some more money in the future, I will make a big order on your shop. That´s one of my dreams. I don´t know how many times I´ve been looking at the Roam Camera bag (and all the other bags and nice stuff… aah..). This blog is just too nice.. ;)

    • Thank you Maren – you are too kind! I do love my white ;) We have a new colour way in the Roam bag very soon shhhhh x

  • Such great photos as always, and what a sweet studio! You make things work, even with much white ;) When we earn some more money in the future, I will make a big order on your shop. That´s one of my dreams. I don´t know how many times I´ve been looking at the Roam Camera bag (and all the other bags and nice stuff… aah..). This blog is just too nice.. ;)

  • Oh what a wonderful, inspiring and energising space! The plants are just beautiful x

  • Amy

    Beautiful. I could live in there.

    • :) promise to keep the plants watered and you can move right in Amy! ;)

  • oh I’ve just discovered your blog and it is beautiful! Very jealous of all your healthy looking plants – i’m seem to be a nervous plant host, always wondering if i’m doing it right and praying they don’t die on me… love the pictures on your walls too – especially the collage looking ones! If only I could clear mine of the charts and postits. Great reading and LOOKING! ellie x

    • Thanks Ellie – I wasn’t always good at keeping them alive and some are always verging on the cusp of doom! ;)

    • Thanks Ellie – I wasn’t always good at keeping them alive and some are always verging on the cusp of doom! ;)