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Three Elegant Mood Boards to Inspire Your Home Studio or Hobby Space

Find all the ideas you need to transform a spare room, courtesy of local designers.


Photo by Joe St. Pierre

Subtle Splendor

Pops of green enliven this studio-inspired scheme, where interior designer Donna Hochman paired lush textiles with metallic finishes.

1 Clarke & Clarke “Rhythm” polyester textile, Kravet.

2 Akdo “Excalibur Shield Gilded” metal mosaic tile, Tiles Plus More.

3 “Ripple” wallcovering, Schumacher.

4 “Territory” polyester textile, JF Fabrics.

5 “Medieval Times,” “Ponderosa Pine,” and “Winding Vines” paint samples, all Benjamin Moore.

6 “Trinity” pull, Emtek.

7 David Phoenix “Taste Maker” viscose-polyester textile, Kravet.

8 “Abner” polyester textile, JF Fabrics.

9 Maxwell Fabrics “Sargent” polyester-linen textile, Ailanthus.

10 Nourison “Island Striae” polyester-wool carpet, Nigohsian Carpet & Rug.

11 Lacquered-shells tray, designer’s own.

12 Candice Olson “Tyree” polyester-viscose textile, Kravet.

13 + 14 Clarke & Clarke “Loreto” polyester textile and “Majestic” cotton-viscose textile, both Kravet.

15 + 16 Lee Jofa “Colby” linen-polyester textile and “Added Allure” rayon-polyester textile, both Kravet.

17 “Cosmopolitan” polyester-cotton textile, RM COCO.

Photo by Joe St. Pierre

Artistic Allure

A calming studio space was top of mind for interior designer Joshua Carpluk, of Joshua Alan Interiors, who called on a creativity-boosting blend of found objects and patterned linens.

1 Marble paperweight, Modern Relik.

2 Studio B “Connect the Dots” linen textile, Holly Hunt.

3 Brass fortune cookie, Yates & Kennedy.

4 “Winthrop” polyester-cotton textile, Lee Industries.

5 Faux-horn bowl, Modern Relik.

6 Studio B “On the Mark” linen textile, Holly Hunt.

7 Bone beads, Modern Relik.

8 Antique teacup, designer’s own.

9 Cole & Son “Bastoni” wallcovering, Kravet.

10 + 11 Leather tray and calligraphy brushes with rooster feathers, all Modern Relik.

12 Lokta-fiber paper, Paper Source.

13 Ceramic bowl, Modern Relik.

14 “Enchanted Woods” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

15 “Robin’s Egg Blue” finish sample, Redford House.

16 “Gravity” viscose-cotton textile, Métaphores.

Photo by Joe St. Pierre

Play Time

Envisioning a family-friendly game room, interior designer Jill Litner Kaplan dreamed up a cheerful tableau anchored by a Flat Vernacular wallcovering and fabrics in shades of blue and red.

1 “Super White” quartzite, OB Marble and Granite.

2 “Too Much Stuff” wallcovering, Flat Vernacular.

3 “Lola” linen-viscose textile, Pollack.

4 “Tommen” viscose rug, Stark.

5 Coral beads, designer’s own.

6 Peter Fasano “Samburu” linen textile, Studio 534.

7 “Aria” cotton textile, Maharam.

8 Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli “Tweed Couleurs” cotton-acrylic textile, Studio 534.

9 “Australian Croc” wallcovering, Scalamandré.

10 Vintage lucite tray, designer’s own.

11 Hellman-Chang “Granite Oak” finish sample, the Bright Group.

12 Tania Vartan “Ziggurat” linen textile, Savel.

13 Vintage glass-and-sterling-silver match holder, designer’s own.

14 “Lava Calda” lava-stone mosaic tile, Ann Sacks.

15 Rehau “Rauvisio Brilliant” acrylic-laminate finish sample, Sartini Woodworking.

16 + 17 Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli “Quai Branly” cotton textile and Ferrick Mason “Albert” linen textile, both Studio 534.

18 “Realistic Faux Shagreen” finish sample, Made Goods.

19 “Black High Gloss Lacquer” finish sample, Anees Upholstery.