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Homepolish, Illustrated: Four of Our Favorite Spaces

Homepolish, Illustrated: Four of Our Favorite Spaces

Homepolish, Illustrated: Four of Our Favorite Spaces

We asked our favorite illustrators to reimagine a selection of Homepolish spaces in their signature styles. We think they look just as fetching in ink.

A good space draws you in. Since we think some of ours do just that, we reached out to our favorite illustrators to reimagine a selection of Homepolish spaces as works of art (which we think they truly are). Here, each artist explains why they chose each space and how their work overlaps with interior design.

From June 1 until June 6, stop into Place by Homepolish at Saks Fifth Avenue to bring one of these spaces home as a limited edition tote or an 8″x 8″ print.

Illustrator: Lauren Kaelin
Design: Carly Callahan of Callahan Interiors
Photo: Dustin Halleck
Tour: Before and After: A Designer’s Chicago Flip

Tell us a little bit about your work. How would you describe your illustration style?
I studied oil painting in college and bring that same painterly and gestural quality to my illustrations. As my “day job,” I’m Ample Hills Creamery’s Creative Director—my aim is that people associate the playful hand-drawn quality of the branding with the “made from scratch” ice cream.

Why did you choose this space?
I chose that space for a few reasons. First of all, that chair! Not only does it look amazing, but it’s a great compositional anchor and a lot of fun to draw. I also really love the detailing around the edge of the shelf—the distressed surface in this polished interior. And I haven’t seen that Iron & Wine album in a long time!

Illustrator: Laura Supnik
Design: Liz Lipkin
Photo: Sean Litchfield
Tour: Relaxing a Refined Brooklyn Townhouse

Why did you choose this space?
I love the simplicity of it. It has a lot of character, yet they’re all extremely classic pieces. I tried to capture the clean lines of the setup and bring in more of an abstract yet still simple style.

What’s your workspace like? What do you have there to help you get inspired?
Plants and lots of light! I love the sense of warmth that plants bring to a room.

Illustrator: Ali Macdonald
Design: Rosa Beltran
Photo: Lauren Pressey

Tell us a little bit about your work. How would you describe your illustration style?
Bold and expressive. I love to pair bright candy colors with dark quirky line work. I’m often trying to capture the essence of something with as minimal detail as possible.

Why did you choose this space?
I loved the airiness of this setting. The window seat with the patterned cushion drew me in. I really tried to capture that inviting coziness in my illustration.

Illustrator: Maria Ines Gul
Design: Melanie Burstin
Photo: Tessa Neustadt
Tour: Melanie Burstin’s Secrets to Curating Your Own Style

Why did you choose this space?
My eyes are naturally drawn to geometric shapes, rhythm of the lines, and balance of colors, sharp corners and soft curves. The space reminds me of my own flat—minimal and cozy.

How would you describe your own sense of style when it comes to interiors?
I work with colors every day so to I prefer my surroundings to be quite neutral. I like Mid-Century Modernism. I live in a Victorian house filled with ‘70s Danish furniture, vintage Polish film posters, wooden floors, ceramic pots and lots of plants.