In an industry showcasing beautiful interiors, there’s one space that often gets overlooked: the studio—which is odd, considering it’s where all the design magic happens. A designer’s studio is a balancing act of inspiring workplace and calming retreat. Whether the office space leans more toward organized or chaos (or finds a happy medium), a designer’s headquarters exudes a personal style. See if you can guess the talents behind these beautiful workspaces.
Leading With Luxe
High gloss meets cultural influences in the eclectic, Bronxville, New York, headquarters of Rajni Alex Design—dubbed the RAD offices by those in the know. The founder’s favorite spot? The glam-filled conference room. “It’s perfect for scheming, because we get the most amazing light,” says Rajni Alex.
Refreshing Office Views
Rhode Island–based firm Blakely Interior Design is nearing its first-year anniversary in this colorful, North Kingstown studio. A large supporter of local artisans, owner and principal designer Janelle Blakely Photopoulos tapped area artist Deb Sabo to create the conference room’s ‘wow’ element, a hand-painted agate wallpaper.
The elegant refinement for which Alyssa Kapito is known holds true at the AKI headquarters, located in New York City. Some may argue that little design work can get done in an office so spick-and-span, but the social media maven’s ever-growing portfolio begs to differ.