where the magic happens

5th July, 2011
i’ve been busy designing lots of bijoux these days, and figured it might be fun to show you some new photos of the little studio where this happens. it’s located on the bottom floor of my duplex apartment, just separate enough that i actually feel like i’m ‘going to work’ in the mornings. it’s a compact space, but i’ve maximized the square footage to efficiently allow room for crafting, blogging, shipping, prepping for shoots, etc. ~ with enough leeway for myself, an assistant, and occasional interns to coexist. plus, the loveseat pulls out into a guest bed ~ making this a truly multi-purpose place!!






i detest clutter, and yet require a lot of miscellaneous stuff for my various projects. thus, i’ve kept things monotone as much as possible, with less-pretty necessities hidden away in white ikea boxes, stacked atop white ikea shelves. the couch is from crate and barrel, the coffee table (slash extra desk) is from west elm, the floor lamp came from z.gallerie, and the colorful rug is from anthropologie.
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click here if you’d like to see more pics of the new york city apartment where i live and work.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08896438765539848050 X for Xiu

    Very cute little space <3
    Love your jewelry!!!

    http://www.xforxiu.blogspot.com
    http://www.xiuboutique.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09868620281498706465 Madame M

    very glamorous and clean space.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    Oooh, all those jewelry trees have my jealous!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01347992813398135962 myAestheticStyle

    What a fun and classy place to be creative…

    Rebecca
    myaestheticstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Such a great idea for working space!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • YasminMcGee

    I usually like the minimalist look, however, I love how this room very full without looking cluttered. Everything thing just looks orderly and neat. I love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06985596282813231194 Indiana Munn

    I love the clean colour palette and white ikea boxes. This looks like a place that would be a pleasure to go to work in.

    http://www.toindigo.blogspot.com

  • http://www.rockygirl.fr Rockygirl

    Thanks for having shown the place you work in, it's always interesting to discover where the ideas start !
    You have a very nice flat by the way, and very well arranged, tidy mix between feminism, arty touch and minimalism.
    Have a great day
    Rockygirl

    http://www.rockygirl.fr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13854312068617330835 Snob fashion

    snob LOVES you.
    snob fashion xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09080831041856706511 The Artist Eye

    I have to say my favorites about this room are the rug and all the framed artwork/prints! Its lovely to see everything thing on the walls!

    Cate
    the-artist-eye.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01479680957011473416 HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL

    looks perfectly put together :)))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13341268299338557965 shu84
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09423227956984979228 Petite and Hungry

    love it! i like the white objects and pops of color here and there!

    http://www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

  • http://monsacbyme.com mon sac by me

    Elegant…..!!!

    http://monsacbyme.com

  • http://www.glicious.me Glicious Me

    my dream room!!!
    i want…i want…

    xoxo
    http://www.glicious.me

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10388055543246089331 magdamagda

    so much light! beautifully arranged, just wonderful!

    magda

    http://magdamagdadesignstudio.blogspot.com

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

    Beautiful interiors…. love ;)

    ICON FASHION: Charlotte CASIRAGHI
    http://magmoiselle.fr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588686321856705154 Lou

    I love this! Such a great space and everything is arranged in such a space saver way. It is great!

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04511591089490841447 B a la Moda

    This an absolutely amazing studio!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11219240318835972906 Vibeke

    What a lovely office, you just gave me a lot of inspiration to my new apartment! :) Thank you for a fab blog!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14468798740867264548 Andrea Reh

    This is lovely – so inspirational. Even as a writer I could imagine myself working here!

    Andrea x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03580895827883258865 Solineauxfraises
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11877905441050609375 FashionFreak/Mihaela
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05899829337578831372 soffisingles

    love it. it's so beautiful.

    http://soffisinglesstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11298002877225034245 Sorcha

    This is beautiful! Nothing beats good old Ikea for storage boxes to hide bits and bobs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07827489129284644510 loulaVINTAGE

    too beautiful for words! what an inspiring space! x

  • http://closetcravings.com/ Closet Cravings

    Beautiful space – and well organized too. Looks like an inspiring place to work. =)

    Need it? Want it? Crave it? Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    Such a beautiful space!! Love your designs.

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    what an amazing studio. i want one!!! different and awesome.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10454717272708426425 Fashion Celebration
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16800827795094195129 Me

    that just looks so fantastic ^^

    thanks for a great blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05721879580052990484 Christie

    Beautiful space! I'd want to work in there everyday.

    In Fashion and Style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09821356780821446904 Sandra
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14626127672641435637 Naina

    It takes talent to fit so much into such a small space. Really cute design/ decor

    Naina
    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15376356878120105071 Gina Michele

    What a beautiful space! I've been dying to redecorate my studio. All the white looks so fresh!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    wow Kelly! this studio is lovely!!!!
    I would love working in a space like this!!

  • http://muacarmen.blogspot.com Mua Carmen

    It´s wonderful!

    muacarmen.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03926862971531817848 eye candy

    perfectly gorgeous, lovely & efficient studio! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02934408371093405102 LUU H.

    you have no idea how speechless I am over your studio! sooo gorgoeus!

  • Vinutha

    Oh my goodness. I love your studio, it's cute yet practical! If I had a work space like that I definitely wouldn't mind going to work… going to keep this is mind when I have an office of my own!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10312408733555420268 Leonie

    You have an amazing apartment. I love it that you used a separate space as your work space… Who wouldn't want to work here?

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.solothais.com Solana

    What a beautiful space to work in! I love to see where people find inspiration. Thank you for sharing:)

    xo
    Solana

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Your studio is a dream! I love how everything looks kept together and chic yet has beautiful complexity.

    ♥, Jamie
    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.ChristinaLeeDesign.com Christina {Sweet On Design}

    What a clean, fresh space to keep all of your creative juices flowing ;)

    Love the elegant & simple colors with all of those layered textures. Very beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03378216196327689624 Leanne and Jenna

    What a beautiful space – just seeing pictures makes me want to collaborate creatively!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05513280174558176099 Katie

    So envious of you right now! I make jewelry too, so it's always fun to see how others have their studio set up!

    http://inspiredesigncreate.blogspot.com/

  • http://Bangbylo.tumblr.com Lauren

    Love the space. I like the idea of monotone as a way to prevent things from looking cluttered. I will have to try that in my new "office/game room" I am designing for my boyfriend and I to share.

    Lauren
    Bangbylo.tumblr.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11277512672467998108 fifi

    such and inspiring space love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10682889544071697460 Lindsay
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18257524022214039752 Semyko

    Really a cosy place, I like it!

  • http://adahliavolk.wordpress.com/ adahliavolk

    Your "office" is gorgeous. Love the monochrome. xxoo
    adahliavolk.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10742697015152576035 Bravoe Runway

    What a fabulous studio! I've actually never seen a real non-movie NYC Apartment! SO COOL!!

    http://www.bravoerunway.com

  • http://stylefyles.tumblr.com Mary @ stylefyles

    great space! In particular, I love the director's chair with the white fur draped over the seat!

  • Hannah

    Love it! Where did you get your fur and animal skin throws?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06685871263206876813 Isabel G.

    Your work area is awsome! So cosy and chic!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    Samantha …where are you!?!hahahahha…. I don't see Samantha!!! lol!!! LOVE your new carpet, Kell and the space is soooo gorgeous and clean and warm and stunnning!!!!! Can't wait to hang down there with you!
    mwahhh
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05692547530071389282 MyBlogAnnel

    Waaaoooww!! I Love this workplace!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16434491563026545115 Rebecca

    Beautiful! Such a bright space:) Where did you great white storage boxes with drawers come from?? I love them!

  • http://burrsandberries.com Samia {Burrs & Berries}

    Such a beautiful and inspirational space. I love all the organization that is included in the décor so beautifully and seamlessly. And gorgeous flowers! xo

  • Josephine

    Did I hear…interns? I would love to try out for the position, if you're looking for interns. Your blog is a dream, it'd be fantastic to be a part of your daily routine!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09107267455792353699 Dea Rose

    Rose loves your work and your little but elegant space! J'adore!

    Dea Rose
    http://mayahasnoname.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.streetdirectory.co.id/businessfinder/indonesia/company/565/Pusat_Komunitas/ Andy

    beautiful space to work in

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09388658037146618818 Emily

    My oh my! You truly have an aesthetic touch!

    Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

  • https://profiles.google.com/114241201924890627422 Sanja Sladič

    Very pretty space!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09319210959238930874 The adventures of Lilibet

    It's beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05029063664291637573 Dawn

    so glamorous!!! I love the white and how neat your studio is. im obsessed with all organization things so looking at the boxes and shelves just make me go :). the pictures and picture frames are nice touches to the wall as well. thanks for sharing! love your space and can't stop looking at these pics.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14336174220949077674 Iñaki

    What a stunning space!!

    Know Wear

    http://www.KnowWear.co.uk

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11051448849130921352 Nana MoonDancer

    the room looks amazing!
    it's got a lot of elegance and I love that it's white!…most of it
    amazing! this could give me some good ideas of what my room will look like after I'm done with it:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07187280323879831662 Pearl

    what a nice place to work in!
    I love all the white detail! Couch looks comfy!


    Pearl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12949889696529291398 stylecomb

    Kelly, I love what you did with your workspace! The pop of color from the rug is perfect with all the white.

    http://www.stylecomb.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01051468318341532535 Shasie of Live Life in Style

    Amazing workspace! I love it. Such a great inspiration

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

  • http://tastearea.blogspot.com taste area

    I love your studio!this all-white thing is amazing-

    http://tastearea.blogspot.com/

  • http://front-of-a-postcard.tumblr.com/ Caroline

    I'm pretty sure I have those same white Ikea boxes! They're so great. I have them in all different sizes, and a few ones in black too. I'm actually swooning over the space you have here. SO GORGEOUS! If only my workspace looked like this…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00380620298898601965 BespokeRose

    What an amazing work space. I'm looking forward to my personal studio one day

    http://bespokerose.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16321622355408151115 Kate Lewis

    so inspiring. thanks for sharing! love the signs against the wall. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08231302947805372698 Rene Braun

    Lovely workspace!

    http://WWW.RENENBRAUN.COM

    Kisses!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173800024702128610 Robin

    Very cool space. I never thought about framing photos from my fav spreads (as you have with one of my fav Lara Stone/Vogue photos). How clever! I love west elm btw.

  • http://flyycoast2coast.wordpress.com/ flyycoast2coast

    what a dope space! Loving the light airy feeling. Stay FLYY.
    http://www.flyycoast2coast.wordpress.com

  • http://ireneim.wordpress.com/ ireneim

    Such amazing nooks for a small space. Love it!

  • http://www.vintagelillies.wordpress.com vintagelillies

    I love this space so much! It is so cute! This is how i'd like my bedroom to be like :)

    http://www.vintagelillies.wordpress.com

  • http://puraseta.blogspot.com/ puraseta

    This is a place I admire so much. I will be looking at your place for some inspiration, cause I'm under construction at home right now. Just wondering, is there an interior designer involved?

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous!! Simply fabulous.

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.blogspot.com Alexandra

    I just wanted to tell you that I bookmarked this page and look back at it often. Talk about an inspiring space!! Thank you so much for sharing it and for your continual inspiration. Your photos of your home are some of my favorites ever. xo

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  • Eilish Bouchier

    Love it. I’m about to redo mine and this is very inspiring. x Eilish

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