A high-powered lawyer from Omaha finds her perfect Santa Fe retreat in Quail Run country club and wants to create a calm place for her to indulge in fine art, reading, theater, and entertaining friends. A floral upholstered headboard provides a chic backdrop to the creamy bedding and striped pillows. The bed is flanked by matching nightstands topped with art easels.
This kid's space is a work room, craft room, play room...wherever the imagination can go! Bulletin boards provide space for inspiration and favorite creations. Tons of drawers stash knick knacks, art supplies and anything else that's otherwise hard to corral.
Before this room's makeover on HGTV Design Star, painter Lois's artwork and materials were scattered around the space. Contestant Danielle created this storage-packed workspace — complete with a view — to add daytime function to this dining room.
This studio was designed as a workspace to create original artwork but also to showcase the client's art, artifacts and personal collections. While most of the furnishings in the room feel industrial, the lighted "Texas" sign brings a bit of folk art whimsy to the space. The rugged table and mismatched chairs provides a working surface for multiple people and projects, and pieces of modern art interjects color into the white room.
If you find beige and tan too neutral or impersonal for your own home, muted grays may be a much better fit. For versatility, choose grays with hints of blue or white that will pair well with orange or green like the orange chairs used in this room. The circular table grounds the airy design, and the chairs compliment stripes in the floor rug.
This home office functions as an art studio for children and a small workspace for the adults. The large cabinet at the back of the room has plenty of storage and works as a display for photos and art.
The pillows and poufs in this casual and comfortable play area were chosen to coordinate with the bedroom’s bold color scheme. A pair of wood easels with art supplies in the play space encourage creativity.
The garage is one of the largest designer Brian Patrick Flynn has ever dealt with. Using muted gray-green paint also found in the home’s closets, he broke the space into functional areas that inspire creativity. Here, creative workstations are surrounded by art and create the perfect at-home studio.
Simple lines of the desk and a mix of metal and wood on the workstation chair keep things neat and streamlined while the art reflects the beauty of the Northwest with mountain vistas and Seattle’s Space Needle.
This home workspace features all the amenities needed for an art studio, including a sink and ample natural light. A long countertop provides additional workspace, while a center table creates a great spot for completing all types of craft projects. Blue tile gives a nod to the home's waterfront locale.
Ironically enough, before even knowing what the room was once used for, designer Young Huh envisioned it as an art studio—the overhead lighting is that good! Her magical design, called “Young at Art,” explores the allure of an artist’s studio. The walls are covered with Fromental’s Braque (a large-scale collage inspired by Cubism) while a Mason Gerard easel and an array of abstract art complete the design.
The closet, painted a bold pink and filled with cans of paint and figurine palm trees, was a happy surprise.
As the home took shape through multiple renovations, Erin and Andrew reserved the later phases for expanding the home further, taking on external projects like widening the driveway and adding a stone retaining wall. The basement was another of the family’s last renovations. It was converted specifically with Henry in mind, and it has the color palette to prove it. Like in his bedroom, reds, blues and whites intertwine throughout the space. With an easel for art and fun art on the wall it’s the perfect play space for expanding little minds.