Chloe Bailey's mid-century modern studio space embraces a timeless color that promotes study and creativity

The studio space in the singer-songwriter's home takes color psychology to the next level – interior designers love its never-aging scheme

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Incorporating color in design can be scary, but it almost always pays off. Colors are the new neutrals. Singer-songwriter Chloe Bailey's Los Angeles apartment perfectly shows how well choosing to decorate with colors can completely elevate a home.

Bailey worked with West Elm to transform her chic home office into a stunning studio space bathed in blue. The room has textural cornflower walls that complement her navy blue sofa and gray carpet. A shag pouf and shag pillows add a cozy and relaxed material that keeps the room from taking itself too seriously. Metallic mid-century modern fixtures and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows bring brightness and light into the space. At the desk, we see where Bailey has set up her recording equipment to transform the room for her desired use.

'This studio space, with its mid-century flair, strikes a perfect balance between warmth, invitation, and creativity,' says Melissa Read, Principal interior designer at Studio Burntwood. The home office set up is the perfect space for the creation of Bailey's art or for finding a much-needed respite from the world. This is in large part due to the iconic tonal color scheme.

'Despite not being the largest room, the use of blue helps to elevate it,' says Read. She continues, 'Blue is a timeless color, revered for its versatility and psychological impact. It evokes a sense of calm making it ideal for a space dedicated to both study and creativity. The various shades of blue used throughout the room—from the deep velvet sofa to the textured wall covering and expansive rug—create a cohesive and immersive environment.' It's practically a masterclass in decorating with blue.

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Melissa Read

Melissa Read is a leading Interior Designer and Founder of Studio Burntwood, a London-based interior design studio, specializing in luxury residential design for clients across the UK and globally. Their focus is on crafting timeless spaces that enhance clients' lifestyles.

The designer's use of texture is also paramount to the success of Bailey's at-home studio space. Read tells Homes & Gardens: 'Complementing the velvet blue couch, the walls featured a lightly textured wall covering, adding depth and a subtle tactile element. Mid-century elements have been introduced such as the two-armed wall light. A floor cushion adds a playful touch, encouraging relaxation and informal seating. '

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Recreating the style of Chloe Bailey's home has never been easier, with every piece in her Los Angeles apartment available at West Elm. A few of the furnishings are even on sale.

Designing spaces around the energy that the colors and layout convey, rather than arbitrary rules, is a gorgeous way to create timeless rooms that will never date. Chloe Bailey's studio is just the start.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.