To create a home that falls in line with the aesthetic expectations of a designer or an artist is not the easiest task in the world. The task becomes a tad bit trickier when you need to take in their specific requirements and practical constraints into account. Designed by the ingenious folk at Calico Studio, this stylish retreat in Washington serves the needs of a textile artist, even as it doubles up as a design inspiration. A perfect blend of form and functionality, the Nautilus Studio provides a creative work space that is always connected visually with the main house.
Deriving its name from the spirals of the Nautilus (marine mollusks, for those not too keen on all the Greek), the compact abode sports an overhanging and exposed beams on the inside that remind you of the Nautilus. The overhanging though is there for much more than just visual appeal as it shields the interiors from direct sunlight at all times. Use of large glass windows ensures that those working inside can monitor the house continuously even as the surrounding canopy offers ample privacy and shade.
A cedar tree from the location was used to create the custom-designed wheeled furniture inside that can be moved around with ease. This provides a dynamic work environment which can be adjusted and altered to suit the carrying needs of the artist.
High ceilings inside this daft work place offer ample storage space and with plenty of color to fill them, the décor is kept largely neutral in shade. Beautiful, ergonomic and practical, the Nautilus Studio makes sure that its denizens never have to worry again about the long drive to work during rush hour!