Home office tour: my creative room | 100,000 subscriber special | Justine Leconte

Home office tour: my creative room | 100,000 subscriber special | Justine Leconte

Hi, everyone, it’s Justine. You were promised a tour of my home office when this channel reached 100,000 subscribers. We’re over that now. I was in fact waiting to get the award from Youtube, you know that play button that you get, the silver play button that you get when you reach your hundred. It’s going to take another eight weeks to come, so we might as well do the video without it because doing that after reaching 200 would be…would be embarrassing. So let’s just do it without it and first see what’s behind this background. That is…another background. So what you see here, those are two magnetic boards of 75 centimeters by one meter. They’re pretty, pretty high. You can take them off and walk around with them in the room if you want to, or just hang them here and they’re out of the way. It’s paperboard actually which I painted several times with magnetic color, so the entire surface here is magnetic. I like to work with that and that’s my creative wall, so to speak. The only thing missing here now is a frame to make them lie flat against the wall so they’re stiffer. But other than that, they’re done. I’m really happy with the result. And the three rolls that you see above me are the backgrounds I use when I film my videos. If you’ve been watching my channel, you know all three colors already. This bamboo bell comes from Thailand, it’s from a trip. Then on my left here you have the whole office block. It’s half inspiration, half administrative stuff, papers. Everything that has to do with being entrepreneur. I have recommended some of the books here in a previous video on fashion books. It’s a mix of text books, image books, inspiration books. A place that I like to look at when I need inspiration. I have here some lookbooks from my current collection. I have a few stickers. If you’ve ordered something from my shop, you’ve got that on your box already. And I also have some stickers like this size excess a thousand times. So that’s where I have all the furniture and the materials that I use in small quantities on a daily basis. Now here on the opposite wall, on the other side of the room, you have the technical part with all the tools. I’ve been looking for boards like that, peg boards, for a while. The best one that I found where you have those modular elements that you can just take, put everywhere, change whenever you want, the smartest one that I found is Ikea. I was trying to avoid Ikea, but oh well. So over here, I have for instance some threads, stuff that I use on the machine. I have all my rulers, some in inches, some in centimeters. A mix. Fabric scissors, embroidery scissors, pattern making tools, tape measure here also inches and centimeters because you never know which supplier you’re going to have to talk. That’s to do embroidery, my color wheel. Stuff that I like to have handy at all times. So this sewing machine here, Pfaff, is old but amazing. It’s all metal also inside, not plastic like on modern machines. So here it can take anything from silk to leather to felt. No matter how thick the fabric is, it’s going to take it. I added here my measurements because I find it handy. And here I have this little piece. I can put it here as a guide for my seam allowance and then just start sewing. And it goes great. I love this machine. And here behind this door, I have fabric samples –tons of them, prototypes, old pieces of fabric that I might do something with or not. Everything that I want to hide, plus two sewing machines, extra ones. I have a domestic one that can do buttons, specific stitches for experiments. It’s good to have one, I think. And an overlock one with four threads, but those two machines I keep there. I only take them out when I’m actively using them, otherwise the space here gets too crowded. So right now they’re all in here. And then from my desk, I see this wall here. I like the color, I picked the color. It’s inspired by a rose from the deserts which is called the Jericho Rose. I find it a very peaceful color to look at, so I have that in front of me. So it took a bit of work to get this layout. I picked the elements first including this magazine shelf in Massif wood. I let down everything on the floor, to put them the way I wanted them to be later. Then I drilled the holes, then came in the paints. And here I have to share with you one pro tip. Something I discovered and I’m super happy with. It’s called Frog Tape. It’s a green painting tape–masking tape–with which I tape the edges here all around. And you don’t have to paint white anymore, or make it wet before using the actual color, you just start painting. And then remove the tape and you have one crisp line which I find looks fabulous. So this is the final result. Here, I place the hanger with the collection in the center. I like to see in the middle because the rounded curves contrast with all those angles, so I find it a happy combination. But it’s still a mobile piece that I can switch and carry and move around if I need to use the space. So it is on the floors, but it’s not fixed. This high stool…I like the look of it, but it’s going to be replaced by an armchair Because after all, I find an armchair more comfortable and kind of useful in this room, to have a break and not just sit on on the wood. Then here are things that I gathered on my travels. This is a Kokeshi doll which I received in Japan. It was made for me. That is a candle from the Royal manufacturer in Copenhagen, a Christmas candle that I will never burn for Christmas. This is an aloe vera plant which has outgrown its pot and needs some love urgently. A part of my jewelry collection Some essential oil candles that I like to use in my office To recall happy memories and make it smell good I’ve mentioned that in my video on fragrances. And then in the center of the room is the main piece–actually in the entire office–is the table. It’s an Eiermann design, so it’s a very light structure, it doesn’t take too much space. It’s on rolls, so I can really move it around as much as I want without any problem. And it has extensions here. So I can work like this–which is my favorite position–inclined a little bit, or completely flat down or I can go up so much that I can actually stand and walk around the table if I want to . So it’s a completely flexible modular ball desk. My desk is split into two halves, so to speak. There is the digital part–because 2017–with the tablet and everything, hard drives. And then the analog part–which is my favorite part–with some pencils, masking tape, deco tape, more candles. Those are my drawing markers. Some drawing pencils, watercolor. That’s my miracle box. When I open it, it smells like orange blossom, this you know. And more stuff in it: tape, Post-its, clips, colors. Whatever else I want to use in my creative life. So that’s actually the essential part and that’s the only part that is standing in the middle of this room. Everything else is on the walls. And this carpet here was a present from my grandmother She gave one to each one of her grandchildren, and we’re quite a few. It’s at least fifty years old and it’s a very high quality carpet. So obviously it has to have its place in this office. It makes me think of her. It is precious and so because of that, no shoes are allowed in this room. In this room I work in socks. So this is where I work when I work from home. I hope you enjoyed this little tour. It’s basically one room with a lot of possible options. I also get great natural light from that large window which is good to see in work with colors and good for the eyes in general. So when I come in here, take my shoes, leave them at the door, and close the door, I’m in my little bubble, and I get really productive. I wish you a creative day, a creative week. Thumbs up if you enjoy this video. And I’ll see you Wednesday and Sunday again, as every week. Until then, take care, guys. Bye bye.

37 thoughts on “Home office tour: my creative room | 100,000 subscriber special | Justine Leconte

  1. Justine, you are amazing. I felt like I was being your friend while watching this tour video. Now I really want to meet you in person one day maybe 🙏 you’re very inspirational and genuine. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your charm and talent with us. Love ❤️

  2. Justine, I love watching all of your videos. You are very direct, simple and sophisticated. I love your home office and the way you set it up. I used to sew when I was younger studied how to sew at age 10, 5th grade at Singer Sewing School and have made clothes for myself and other creative items. I also studied classical voice in college and love to sing, but had to restart my life over again 12 years ago after a very lengthy and cruel divorce. I went back to school to become an elementary school teacher, but it's not my passion, just did it for survival. I'm a good teacher, but I'm 54 now, a recent breast cancer survivor and still trying to figure out what field I should switch to. I also once studied Interior Design and loved that too. I watched your video on how you got started in your business and then decisions you had to make for yourself when you found you were not moving upward and your creative juices were stunted. That's how I feel about my singing. When someone knows you're good at what you do, they try to block you. I truly admire the courage you had and still have to make the leap of leaving your position and starting your own business. I'm a gutsy person and have survived many challenges, but starting a business, for myself, is so scary because I feel so alone and always feel 2 heads are better than one. Many congratulations on achieving ultimate success and I wish you continued success!!!! Olivia B.

  3. I just pushed that subscribe button when you said no shoes are allowed in your office because of that gorgeous carpet! I suddenly knew you're the kind of people I like!

  4. I hope you don't take this the wrong way Justine, but you look prettier when you're not wearing make up….or maybe you're wearing it but it's natural looking? Hmm don't know. I wish i was as feminine as you.

  5. A wonderful, peaceful space ("bubble") you have, Justine. J'adore the beautiful rug your Grandmother gave you – it is brilliant. Are the earrings your design? or those you've collected and wear? I really enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look, thank you🌸

  6. Thank you Justine for sharing your work space with us! You should see my working space, I have a similar set up just like your space! You can find me on Instagram @luismontenegroferrel / Mr working space combines computer science and fabrics.

  7. Maybe try bare foot once in a while in your creative space? I do that everyday at home. It is a good feeling to have my feet naked and it is cleaner and you will feel the texture of the carpet too. You have decorated a lovely creative space.

  8. Justine I have watched all of your videos and enjoyed them a lot, you are real, straightforward, genuine. While watching your videos I truly learn new things and I trust you, I don't feel like bombarded with adds or sponsored products. Thanks a lot please keep up the great work

  9. "And behind this door, is where I keep all the skeletons of friends that came over on Sundays when they knew I was working!"

    The office is nice – ample space. For my taste, it is a bit overwhelmingly white – I would feel like I was in a hospital. On the other hand, if the room is too busy, it will be too distracting. The wall you are looking at is a nice color. I would hang or stand a violin or a guitar somewhere. And perhaps some African art. When you go on the Safari trip…

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