This is what it looks like nearly finished.
My son-in-law, who was an architect in his native country of Ecuador designed the building.
There is a small bathroom on the main floor with a deep laundry sink for washing out paint brushes and fabrics and silkscreens.
Ironing table on casters. Made from a corner kitchen cabinet with lazy susan shelves inside.
Cutting table, ironing and work area
Design Wall. The door to the left is the bathroom.
Storage/stash - art supplies in cupboards, fabric in tubs and bins.
Lighting was a major consideration. There are windows on the north and south walls and skylights on the east side of the roof. The work area on the main floor has six recessed lights and the open area above the design wall and stairway is lighted with three sets of track lights. I added a hanging light over the cutting table which was located under the stairway and not well-lighted. I find the light quite adequate. I located plentiful outlets to accommodate sewing machine, irons, lights, etc.
I wanted a floor surface that would not hide pins or grab thread. I chose a commercial grade composition tile that is easily swept and mopped. and resistant to denting or damage from falling scissors or rolling furniture.
I had the interior painted a very neutral white to maximize the light and reflect only neutral light. The gray and white floor covering was also selected to maintain neutral light in the space.
The main floor and the loft are heated separately with small wall heaters.
The view from my sewing machine