Designing studio space for a working artist presents a distinct challenge: it must be bright, comfortable, and inspiring yet also functional. This particular studio also needed to be carved out of a small attic and produced on a tight budget.
The main challenges were adding volume to the space so it could accommodate large canvases, and enhancing work light. To achieve this, we opened the flat ceiling to the roof and added skylights. Updated fluorescent tubes float from wire elements that mimic the peaked roof and provide a warm, 2200K temperature glow for nighttime projects.
In addition to the main work area, we created a library-office space for meetings and administrative tasks. A cozy window-seat bed offers sunlit space for rest and contemplation. Built-in cabinets and bookshelves and a large closet were added to store oversized art books, painting supplies, and archived materials.
The unique space provided this dedicated painter with a private sanctuary just steps above his existing apartment: a place to think, relax, and create – the very definition of an artist’s studio.