Adrienne's Eclectic and Earthy Live/Work Studio

Adrienne's Eclectic and Earthy Live/Work Studio

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 30, 2010

With tomorrow being the day I'll finally get to move into my new apartment that I've been dreaming of for nearly a month, I was in no shortage of ideas for how I would decorate my own small space. Since I work from home, any space I occupy has to be optimized for living and working, and I enjoy both serenity and excitement in my interiors. Take a peek and tell me what you think!

Disclaimer: every one of these pieces is way out of my price range—but even though this is a "dream" look, I totally think this style can be done affordably (I'll certainly be attempting to replicate in my new place with my paltry budget). I just love mixing vintage modern with contemporary modern pieces, and then combining all that with earthy yet bold colors. I have an embarrassing amount of craft/sewing/office/art supplies, so I'm always on the lookout for good-looking storage that can contain my stuff. I also have a ton of books, and like the shelves included here for their cool color and customizability. I chose to include a favorite artist of mine, Heather Chontos, because she creates bold, visual abstract paintings that have great color palettes and often feature my favorite items: chairs! Seating was chosen for comfort: plump and with a lot of cushion. I chose a large coffee table to be used for sitting around the floor and dining, too. And I went with an old drafting table as my desk—I have fond memories of playing on my mom's while growing up.


1. Nomade Express Sofa Bed by Ligne Roset
2. Artwork by Heather Chontos
3. Vintage Murano Lamps from Swank Lighting
4. Milo Baughman Swivel Armchairs
5. Milo Baughman Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table
6. Vintage Wood Drafting Table
7. 1950's Secretary Cabinet
8. 1960's Italian Maple Credenza
9. Tulu Rug
10. Hivemindesign Tier Shelving

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