Blend Studios Office

Posted by 12th August 2010

Blend Studios is a “creative collective” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin specializing in 2D, 3D, and sound media. I suspect they should also consider interior design gigs — their offices are unique and very personalized.

The office that has the most steampunk vibe is Nick’s — largely due to the mix of industrial salvage and antique wood used by his brother Jordan to make the desk and shelving.

Design notes:

  • fabric curtains to soften the industrial edges
  • damask wallpapers
  • dark colors — especially grey
  • Edison bulbs
  • leather furniture
  • soft throws


(One of the challenges I’m finding to using a lot of harder materials like metal and stone is keeping it soft enough to be comfortable. Office space perhaps doesn’t have to be as comfortable as a home, but I like how they use fabric drapes, upholstered furniture, throws, and wallpapers to soften the feel.)



See more pictures and read more about it at Apartment Therapy and the Blend Studios website.

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