Inside an Illustrator's Stylish Office Makeover


Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

We'd be lying if we didn't admit we often dream of ditching the daily commute and fluorescent cubicles for a home office. And we're not alone. In fact, one in five Americans work from home, and that figure is rising. Making the swap requires self-discipline and focus since you don't have a manager in the room to keep you on task.

To keep the motivation meter high, many entrepreneurial creatives are designing multipurpose spaces at home to separate their personal lives from their professional ones. Fashion illustrator Carly Kuhn, aka @thecartorialist, worked with Laurel & Wolf designer Julian Porcino to design an office space that would allow her to create art without distraction.

"It's an exciting time for Carly, as her illustration business has seen big growth," said Porcino. "However, this has lead to imperfect living conditions. So we helped her design a work/live space that allows her to focus on her art and have more room for inspiration."

The result is a gallery-like multipurpose space with monochromatic tones and cool California vibes, thanks to stylish succulents and a banana-leaf tree. "When you work from home, you want to be sure the work aspect doesn't feel that apparent, so when people come to your home, they don't feel uncomfortable as if the'’re entering your workspace," said Kuhn. We think they nailed it.