We were absolutely thrilled when wool artist/designer Katrin Eagle opted for one of our beautiful Belle Studios to run her amazing business from.
Based in the beautiful South Downs National Park, Katrin explores the world of wool by hand spinning, weaving and needle felting and develops ideas and themes through painting and drawing, all from her home studio. As an artist Katrin has always worked from home but eventually spilled out of the room she was using indoors making her realise that she needed her very own dedicated ‘messy’ space.
Having searched on-line she soon came across SMART® Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios, suppliers of quality garden studios, and having visited their showroom, decided that the Belle range was the perfect art studio for her. With a modern contemporary design and lots of glass, it makes the perfect creative space for her.
When asked what difference the SMART® studio has made to Katrin, she replied “The studio has
given me a wonderful workspace which is bright and cosy with just a short ‘commute’ down the
garden path each day. Blinds in the summer and a small heater in the winter mean I can spend time
in it all year round and am able to work without distractions”.
Katrin grew up in an environment where art was always a part of her life as both her mother and grandmother painted. The love of colour and creativity remained with her and has guided her to the successful business she runs today.
Inspiration for her wool art pictures comes from her drawings, paintings and photographs. Some of these images are available as printed coasters, cards and placemats.
As a designer, Katrin has produced a series of illustrations featuring cats and colourful creatures which are available as cards on her website and in several independent stockists and galleries around the UK
Katrin told us that “Visitors to the studio seem to enjoy being able to see work in progress as well as finished items within a professional setting. Our experience with SMART® was excellent, right through from initial planning to the setting of the base and construction. Polite teams and a very neat finish”
Katrin is ably assisted in her studio by Sid the Studio cat.
If you’d like to know more about Katrin and her extraordinary artwork you can visit her website at: https://www.katrineagle.com/
As well as our Belle Studio range, we have a comprehensive range of other garden rooms which can be used as art studios, hobby rooms, stylish art studios, or just as somewhere to relax and get away from it all.
If you would like to know more about our quality garden studios, you can get in touch with us by following this link and filling in the online form. We also offer a 54 page catalogue which is packed full of inspiration and ideas, and no-obligation site consultations – both of which are free.
Everything was clearly explained and we are very happy with our office. We feel we made the right choice picking Smart Garden Offices, many thanks
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“A fantastic experience from start to finish, a wonderful addition to our home! A lovely touch from the electrician; leaving a note to say how you hope we enjoy the office as much as you have enjoyed building it – little details like this just made it a pleasure. Never expected in a million years that it would run so smoothly but it’s been like silk for us. Thank you.”M Gardner, Bradford
“Your guys have done an outstanding job and I am so delighted with the end product. The appearance, finish and size of the Trio is everything I wanted and some more. But there is something else. Your guys Tony and Rob were excellent. Efficient, knowledgable guys who knew what they were doing and who did not waste a second doing it. And they were tidy workers too who were sensitive to the surroundings and neighbours. They were a credit to you and Smart Offices. So this is a big thank you from someone looking at their new office and who is really happy with the result and what Smart have done.”
hursday was a blur but Tony and Arris were fantastic on both days!! The office was gone by 2pm on the Wednesday and back up by 1pm on the Thursday. They just got on with it and made the whole thing stress free so thank you all so much for all your help – I am so very grateful..
Your service was excellent from concept to build; you could not have been more helpful. The build itself was breathtaking in it’s organisation and execution and nothing was too much trouble for your installation team; they were helpful and knowledgeable throughout – even fitting water butts at very short notice for us. When we had a small issue with the door adjustment you went out of your way to get someone to us as soon as possible. I can’t fault your after-care service.
“We were really impressed with the professionalism of the whole process right from the initial site survey and design through to the actual build. There is clearly a Smart solution for virtually any situation and it is great to gain a brand new space which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing! We would certainly have another one if we ever moved house and wanted to create extra room. Tony and Rob’s workmanship was a joy to watch!”
“The team, all of whom have been most pleasant to have around, have now finished and we are absolutely delighted. The building does look ‘smart’ and the whole job has been carried out with maximum efficiency.”
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“I have worked right through this dreadful winter, and thanks to the brilliant insulation, remained warm and snug using only a small, economic halogen heater. My office is cosier than the house!”
“First of all, I love the new office. May I say what a great job the guys did on the build. Hard working and extremely pleasant, particularly considering the rotten weather yesterday.”
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