There’s something truly satisfying about an elegantly simple space. Be it a bedroom or workplace, minimalism is gaining popularity. But truly expressive minimalistic design with personality is a craft — a craft Jessica Comingore seems to perfect.
A couple months ago we teamed up with lifestyle blogger Jessica to revamp her Los Angeles creative studio. Discover how her personality and work aesthetic are so inseparable from her new work environment.
What did the space look like when you first got it?
The space was just an empty rectangle with sandy wood floors, white walls and broken blinds over the windows. It was essentially a blank canvas to create within. For the first few months, the set-up consisted of a folding card table, my computer and a chair from my dining room table at home, but this gave me a chance to feel out the space a bit, and understand how it could be best utilized to serve the various needs of a studio.
What challenges were there?
Initially, the challenge lied in finding someone to share the space with. I knew it was a great find, but was hesitant to jump out on my own into a solo studio set-up. In the process of putting the word out, I started to realize how much I enjoyed working in a quiet space and having the room to designate different areas to different tasks (e.g. a design library, a standing work desk, and a computer station). At only 300 square feet, the space is suitable for one business while still leaving room to grow into it. Our other challenge at the moment lies in the lack of air conditioning during the height of summer in Los Angeles. Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to fall.
What was your goal when designing the space?
Like any interior I design, my goal was to make it calming, comfortable and functional. I approached this space much like I did my home, with a base of neutral furnishings that ground the room and can be brought to life with accessories and plants. I always prefer simplicity when it comes to my surroundings and wanted to create a space that encouraged creativity and collaboration without overwhelming the eye.
How do you feel about the outcome?
I love it! As we put the finishing touches on the space, it started to hit all of the check marks for what we had envisioned. Opening the door to the studio every morning feels refreshing and gets my creative wheels turning in a way I’ve never had with a work space.
Featured: Industrial Storage Desk // Bent Metal Counter Stool // Martini Side Table // John Vogel Chair // Wire Mesh Storage Basket // Dotted Jute Rug // Rope + Metal Hook // Industrial Task Table Lamp // Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover
Jessica Comingore is currently based in Los Angeles, where she runs her studio and authors a lifestyle blog that focuses on the creative process and the people, places, and practices she finds inspiring. Connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.