I never knew this word until coming to Japan, where they have many shops with the word アトリエ or "atorie" in the name.
Finishing up and reorganizing the sewing/printing room (or atelier, as we like to call it) took a long time. Things just move at a slower pace in the winter, don't they?
Well, walls are painted, curtains are hung, so the room is functional again. We tried moving things around and consolidated a lot so parts of the room are still empty (!) but I'm sure it will be messy again once we start using it.
Here are some pictures I took last weekend!