Where The Artsy Folk Live: Ladies Who Create

While Mr. Forager & I are on the road, making our way to California, we’re rerunning Artsy Forager’s most popular posts.  This post originally published on February 1, 2012.  Enjoy!

Here I am ready to make yet another embarrassing confession to you: I’m nosy.  I’m not a Facebook stalker or anything like that, but when the hubby and I are out for a walk around whatever neighborhood in which we happen to find ourselves living that month ( haha ), I can’t help but spy inside people’s homes.  I mean, I don’t park myself in the bushes like a Peeping Lesley, but I love catching glimpses of other people’s interiors.  So of course, peeking inside the homes of creative folks is irresistible to me!

So, for a little mid-week fun, I thought we’d catch a glimpse of the homes of some very creative ladies.. all artists in their own way.

Artist Kelly Reemsten’s L.A. Loft ( via Apartment Therapy )

I love the way artists’ living spaces so often reflect the palette and style of their work– never more true than in Kelly Reemsten’s Mid-Century inspired L.A. loft.  The artist known for her pop-style paintings of ladies dressed in vintage garb dresses her home in much the same way.  A neutral background compliments pops of color and classically mod furnishings.

Artist Kelly Reemsten’s L.A. Loft ( via Apartment Therapy )

The home of Janie Bryant, the brilliant costume designer behind the to-die-for fashions on Mad Men, is as glamourous as you would expect, with subtle hints at the retro styles she embraces on the job.

Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant’s L.A home ( via photographer Bonnie Tsang’s blog )

Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant’s L.A. home ( via photographer Bonnie Tsang’s blog )

Is it any surprise that fashion maven Kate Spade’s home has a classic, preppy feel?  But I love that her choice of artwork reveals a personality behind the perfection.

Home of fashion designer Kate Spade ( photographed by Eric Morin )

The Brooklyn apartment of artist Lily Stockman is an eclectic, comforting space peppered with global influences reflecting her travels, which include a recent artist’s residency in India.  Just as in her work, Stockman’s home is filled with simple patterns and soft yet vibrant color.

Artist Lily Stockman’s Brooklyn abode ( via Big Bang Studio blog )

Artist Lily Stockman’s Brooklyn abode ( via Big Bang Studio blog )

Featured image is Kelly Reemsten’s LA Loft.  Sources:  Kelly Reemsten, Janie Bryant, Kate Spade, Lily Stockman.

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  • I am guilty of this too!! I love taking walks at night and glancing (peeping sounds creepy) in windows. Ooh but artist studio spaces are the best!!! It’s great to see their homes too. Beautiful!

  • I love looking into people’s homes as well, and I totally judge them by their art! Our house has a lot of bright colour in it, on the walls and in the art, and I can often see people walking by and staring, sometimes smiling and sometimes not…

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  • Glad to hear I’m not alone! 😉

  • hello, artsy forager,

    i love taking a peek at artsy people’s homes, too. but usually, i just stare at their gardens or facades. getting a glimpse of the insides is bonus, when the owner happens to be home and see me staring and gawking, haha. ^^

    lovely post, simple yet tasteful… thanks for sharing… :)

    • Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting!


  • Great post! Thank you :)