Everybody needs a place to themselves, somewhere to tune out the world and hear one’s own thoughts. This is what actress and singer/songwriter Emily Kinney was looking for when she enlisted west elm’s home stylists to help transform an empty space in her new Los Angeles home. Known for her work on the hit TV show The Walking Dead, Emily has also been nurturing a music career, writing and touring songs around the country—her first full-length album, This Is War, dropped last fall. Emily needed a creative space where she could crash and unwind when not on the road. “I definitely want it to be a room where I can write,” she said of the space. Check out the video below to see how we helped transform this once drab and lackluster space into a colorful, comfortable songwriting room!