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Sneak Peek: Best of Illustrators’ Homes

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Peppered throughout the hundreds of Sneak Peeks we’ve shared with readers over the years are a multitude of “Best Of” round ups. Whether it be colors, patterns, objects or even dogs, we’ve parsed through the archives to identify and highlight the common threads. Today we decided to take it a step further and shift the focus to the people behind these homes, grouped by their profession. Today, it’s all about illustrators. Is there a theme running throughout the homes of illustrators? As I was collecting examples I noticed a couple of things. Illustrators seem to have a knack for carrying their keen (and very individual) sense of color and texture into their living space. Second, many seem to work from home and love to surround themselves with the work of other illustrators whose work they admire. Take a look at these 20 examples and see what you discover. -Shannon

Image above: The workspace and home of Paula Mills is filled with a mixture of her own work and the work of other illustrators.

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Image above: Anders Arhoj fills his home with his whimsical illustrations and ceramics.

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Image above: Bernadette Pascua’s home is as chic as her fashion illustrations.

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Image above: Jenny Brandt says this gallery wall in her home represents her decorating philosophy: filling her space with things that inspire her.

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Image above: Jag Nagra’s bold sense of color extends beyond her work into her home.

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Image above: Leah Goren’s home workspace is a rich example of her delicate, whimsical illustration style.

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Image above: Jutta Rikola showcases her illustration to an unexpected place in her home: the kitchen cabinets.

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Image above: Gilbert Ford’s signature vintage style is apparent throughout his home, especially here with his Russel Wright ceramic collection on display.

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Image above: Verena Michelitsch chose to showcase the work of another illustrator, Viggo Vagnby, in her Austrian home.

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Image above: Unable to find a poster to fill this frame in her New York apartment, illustrator Lotta Nieminen decided to create a collage of her favorite colors to put on display instead.

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Image above: Illustrator Gina Triplett’s work space in her South Philly home.

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Image above: Robert Shadbolt brings the bright colors that inform his illustration style to his Manchester, England home.

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Image above: Chalkboard paint on the backsplash of illustrator Raymond Biesinger’s kitchen creates a striking study in contrast.

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Image above: Vesa Sammalisto displays the work of fellow Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka in his home.

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Image above: Rebekka Seale showcases a plethora of illustration work atop the fireplace in her Nashville home.

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Image above: Belinda Love Lee likes the work space in her home to be as minimal and uncluttered as her illustrations.

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Image above: With talent that extends beyond her illustration work, Samantha Hahn painted this portrait of her best friend that hangs in the kitchen of her home.

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Image above: Illustrator Janine Rewell painted this branch that she hangs her jewelry on in her Helsinki home.

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Image above: The dining room of calligrapher/illustrator Molly Jacques’ home.

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Image above: The shared workspace of an illustrator and fiber artist: Lydia Nichols and Julia Lines Wilson’s Philadelphia home.

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7 Comments

mary

These are beautiful and inviting photos. Are you going to continue to show sneak peaks of an individual’s entire home? It’s really inspiring to see how one person makes their home into a cohesive and personal space. Usually seeing that personal thread throughout their space leads to many ideas. These are inspirational as well – but I so look forward to a glimpse into one person’s domain. Thanks!

mary

I just saw today’s other Sneak Peak. You’ve answered my earlier question. Thank you thank you! I look forward to ALL the Sneek Peaks.

Polly

I loved this roundup! So beautiful. I love the first one, and Jag’s. I really like how their spaces reflect their style of illustration.

Jess

I love the rug in the first home and those ceramics are really cool!

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