Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blend Studios Office

Blend Studios is a "creative collective" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin specializing in 2D, 3D, and sound media. I suspect they should also consider interior design gigs -- their offices are unique and very personalized.

The office that has the most steampunk vibe is Nick's -- largely due to the mix of industrial salvage and antique wood used by his brother Jordan to make the desk and shelving.

Design notes:
  • fabric curtains to soften the industrial edges
  • damask wallpapers
  • dark colors -- especially grey
  • Edison bulbs
  • leather furniture
  • soft throws

(One of the challenges I'm finding to using a lot of harder materials like metal and stone is keeping it soft enough to be comfortable. Office space perhaps doesn't have to be as comfortable as a home, but I like how they use fabric drapes, upholstered furniture, throws, and wallpapers to soften the feel.)

See more pictures and read more about it at Apartment Therapy and the Blend Studios website.


Juju at Tales of said...

Be still my beating heart!

tammyO. said...

those shelves are AMAZING. i love the walls too, is that bare concrete or did they do some sort of faux finish...can't quite tell. oh, and i convet that leather chaise.

Laura said...

I think if this were my office I would never leave. I would hide away in my steam punky heaven!

Discarded Forlorn said...

Just beautiful!

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