Tour the 500-Square-Foot NYC Studio Turned Striking Workspace

New York's Upper East Side is home to some covetable real estate, and it's best known for its classic brownstones and rowhouses. In one such pre-war townhouse in brick and marble trim and built in 1925, multidisciplinary design firm Bespoke Only transformed a 500-square-foot studio into a striking workspace. Though the square footage is modest and decidedly Manhattan, the reworked space feels open and serene.

"I wanted a quiet and calm space that allowed room for the different stages of the creative process," explains designer Melissa Lee, the founder and creative director of Bespoke Only. "Being able to shift your perspective is an important part of the creative process, so I intentionally designed different areas and points of interest in the room." The result is a beautiful, functional space that balances clean lines and cozy details.

Head below to step inside the striking Upper East Side office space.