Danielle Hardy turns blank walls in works of art with her vinyl decals. You can see her work on Etsy at UrbanWalls. We talk to her here about working from her garage and what a big difference a dedicated work table makes!
Above: World Map
How long have you worked from home? And where is home? Home is a little outside of Vancouver, Canada. I have been blessed to work from home since my first son was born 4 years ago.
Describe your style? I love eclectic modern with a twist of traditional. Not sure if that is even a real combination? How would you define your aesthetic? I love clean and classic with pops of color to add interest.
Above: Keep Calm and Carry On
When you set up your home office what did you have to keep in mind? I work in the garage of my townhome where there isn’t a ton of space so I have to do kind of a “one stop shop”. When I started out we used the island in my kitchen to weed the decals and then we would move to the kitchen floor to tape and then finally put all the decals to be shipped in the living room. It always took the both of us working together. By the end of the night our knees would throb, our backs would hunch over and I would beg and cry for a good foot rub. Finally, my husband made me a table where I can weed, tape and tube all in the same place and I can do it all by myself and it is fabulous!
Is there any piece of home studio furniture you covet right now? I finally just purchased my 48″ inch vinyl cutter which I was wanting for FOREVER. Now I can cut trees and huge designs that I couldn’t do before. my next purchase will be a new Mac for my office to create new decal designs.
What desk accessory can’t you do without? My laptop
What would you change about your work space? I would love more space or some cabinets to keep things in better order.
What inspires you? The things that inspire my designs are home magazines and blogs. What inspires me to sell these decals and work are my kids and giving them the best life that I can. I never take for granted that I am able to work from home and do what I love all while taking care of those I love. I am so thankful that Etsy has given me that opportunity.
Above: Flower decal.