Creative Spaces

I believe the perfect recipe for a great creative space is:

  • Dimensional
  • Incorporates nature
  • Mood Lighting
  • Minimalistic
  • Comfortable
  • Nostalgia

And by “creative space” I’m mostly referring to coffee shops. Some of the best I’ve been to have just about every element I listed above. They might have various nooks for if you want privacy, some plants hanging around or a vine-covered wall, cozy couches, large work tables, and nice lighting whether that be bright or dark and moody.

I don’t know one person that doesn’t find comfort in a good coffee shop. And I love that they are spaces so much more than just a place to grab a cup of joe. People can get their creative juices flowing, strategize on projects or ideas, finish some work, or spark up a conversation with a random stranger. If you talk to any of my close friends or family you’ll know that coffee shops are the first things I seek out when I’m in a new place. Why? They really say a lot about a city! Especially if you find one of the gems that all the locals go to.

Charleston, with its endless amount of coffee shops around, I think really triggered this obsession of mine. I promise one day I’ll be a proud owner of a cafe or some similar space that provides this sort of creative atmosphere for people! These pictures might give you some idea into what I’m talking about:

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Kudu in Charleston = a dream

I went to Kudu at least twice a week. Spent a lot of my monthly spending money here #sorrynotsorry

Is their outdoor patio not the most welcoming and cozy thing you’ve seen? The hidden aspect of it (behind a wall on a tiny side street downtown) and its Secret Garden vibes play the biggest factors I think as to why it’s the favorite among locals.

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OH, brick. Whether it’s new or part of the old architecture, that is another thing people are drawn to and adds that authentic factor to the space.

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Mood lighting

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Rustic interior/building +modern furniture+ plants everywhere = great combo.

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I believe magic happens when you can make a heavy industrial designed interior look extremely airy and light.

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