Studio Tour!

Well we've lived here for two years now and I'm finally getting around to showing you guys the studio! We call our "new" 10 acre home Paint Water Farm because, well, every home should have a name, right? Bert wanted to name it Heaps of Dog Hair Manor but I think Paint Water Farm is a little more, ahem, appealing and the studio lives up to the name I think.

At our old house we were bursting at the seams with business stuff spilling into every room. We eventually moved the studio from a renovated laundry room and transformed our garage into a wonderful studio. I loved it so much! But, alas, it was still too small to accommodate all of the products and packaging we use every day. When we decided to move, we knew that our next home studio needed to offer enough space to create but also enough space to store products, supplies and shipping materials completely separate from our living space.

When we first moved in, only part of the walk-in basement was finished. You can see below how we knocked out part of the dividing wall and painted it a nice bright white.

I wasn't sure about the color of this door- it's a bit too "safety orange" but I don't feel like repainting it so I think it's growing on me. :)

This is where I spend most of my studio time, packing orders. I love how there's enough space - and enough tables!- to have my projects spread out where I can see them.

And I have a storage room! It's not glamorous but I finally have space for all the supplies we use every day.

I get asked a lot about our card and supply storage and I don't necessarily recommend our method but it meets our needs. With two big dogs hanging out in the studio we have to deal with dust and dog hair. That's just the way it is! So we use plastic storage bins to help keep our greeting cards free from the elements. Not ideal but gets the job done!

My friend Katie recently gave me a bunch of prints that her parents had in the 70s and I love them so much! I have always wanted to have a Corita Kent print and this iconic image makes me so happy! I love that I get to see it every day.

Everything has its own spot! Most products are housed in the studio and the shipping supplies stay in the storage room. The dolls on the top shelf are from waaaaaay back when I thought I wanted to sell doll patterns for a living.

The tube in the ceiling is for radon mitigation.

I also get asked a lot about my sticker storage bins. You can find them here.

I hope you enjoyed the grand tour! All in all this is a great, functional and cozy space that is finally clean enough for me to show you lol.


  • Anne

    Loved seeing your new studio, Lori. It’s so beautiful. And so inspiring! I have been in the process of moving mine and it’s fun to get a fresh start in a new space, but it’s also hard. I know it’s a process and I’ll be constantly making little changes and improvements. Nothing will ever be perfect and it doesn’t have to be.

    I have to laugh at Bert’s idea for the name of your new home. Only one of my two dogs is a big shedder, but our cat makes up for it! Haha. Paint Water Farm is perfect. :)

  • Karen Casciato

    Hi Lori & Bert, I loved the studio tour. Like always you have an amazing eye for beauty and structure.
    I sure would love to see you in person. I’ll be in touch 💕
    Little Truths Studio replied:
    Can’t wait to see you friend! It’s been too long.

  • Karen Papalia

    Thank you so much for the Studio Tour, so inspiring! What a beautiful space you have created, so inviting.
    Little Truths Studio replied:
    Hi Karen! Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words. :)

  • Steph

    What a beautiful space! Thanks for sharing it!
    Little Truths Studio replied:
    Thank you so much! I love how it is evolving to meet our needs. And thanks for reading!

  • Tamiko

    I adore everything about your studio and vision you pulling stickers, cards and packing them up all the while the pups let out those sweet sighs of contentment… thank you for sharing!!
    Little Truths Studio replied:
    Thank you for visiting, friend! Yep, this is where we hang out every day, watching british mystery shows together and packing orders. :) And yes, I really do need to get their groans (or sweet sighs of contentment) on tape because they crack me up!

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I’m Lori Roberts

At the heart of Little Truths Studio is a shared journey. To be better humans. To make the world more beautiful with our actions and intentions. To declare our values into being. I speak these truths through gentle art, thoughtful words and a desire to embrace a slower, kinder way of life. Learn more about me >