A Room of One's Own: Inspiring Artist Retreats

One of my New Year's resolutions is to spend more time in my basement studio — a cramped, dimly lit alcove cluttered with paint, fabric scraps, instruments, and ephemera. But like most creatives, I dream of one day constructing an artist's retreat outside the city where I can work uninterrupted by the demands of everyday life.

From solitary rooms with nothing more than a table and chair to expansive studios with all the tools of inspiration close at hand, these divine spaces nurture the creative spirit and motivate us to keep saving toward that elusive goal.

Images: Olson Sundburg Kundig Allen Architects, Gilles Laroche, Ken Hayden, Steven Holl

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