Workspace Inspiration: Paola's Attic Studio

Workspace Inspiration: Paola's Attic Studio

Susie Nadler
Jun 15, 2009

Another studio for the inspiring workspace files... this one belongs to Paola Panelli of Atelier Pompadour, whose fabulous cartographic pillows Beth discovered a few weeks ago. The quiet energy and soothing light of her studio is so gorgeous; maybe you can only get light that beautiful in Italy? In any case, the simple, stylish vibe of this room is an inspiration to those of us constantly struggling with our home offices...

Paola's desk is fashioned from the back of an old bookcase and a couple of sawhorses; two of the bookshelves, propped along the legs of the sawhorses, provide a spot for stacking books and magazines under the desk. She plans to cover the tabletop with something and probably paint the sawhorses as well. A hammock hangs nearby, beckoning for power-naps, and a few hide ottomans casually tossed in a circle offer a conference room of sorts.

The sewing corner is decked out in pink, with a handmade caddy for Paola's many colors of thread and a pink chair adorned with paper pom-poms. We love the contrast of this bright color with the natural tones and rough-hewn textures of the rest of the attic.

Paola's blog, Creativity Channel, details a few of her projects and contains lots of other fun inspiration. You can see more of her photos on her Flickr page, and of course the Atelier Pompadour Etsy shop provides lots of lovely temptations.

(Images: Paola Panelli)

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