Inside a Rochester Hills Home Office and Studio

Photograph by Martin Vecchio/courtesy of Armina Kasprowicz

Interior designer Armina Kasprowicz, proprietor of Armina Interiors, adores her lessen-stage home business/studio. “This area fits me (and my pet dog, Ludo) completely,” she says. “My workforce is distant, so we largely satisfy possibly at trade displays or on the computer system.” Kasprowicz, who’s centered in Rochester Hills, says she was incredibly shut to leasing studio place, proper just before COVID-19 hit. “But I’m happy I did not. I have the overall flexibility to perform every time I want, with no interruptions.”

Over and above the several objets d’art in her studio, such as her cherished architectural, dice-like wall sculptures by Kaiser Suidan, 1 of the space’s particular highlights is its accent on business. Her orderly characteristics arrive with the territory of having to juggle a lot of assignments and clients at at the time. “I’ve set my studio up so that it supports my approach but doesn’t sacrifice aesthetics. I feel our environments ought to create a feeling of very well-currently being.”

With Ludo at her ft and a cup of Italian Lavazza coffee shut at hand, Kasprowicz does her very best imagining in this area. “Sometimes I sit in this article and do absolutely nothing, and suggestions appear,” she suggests. “The studio conjures up me and relaxes me.” 

We peek inside the designer’s pretty lair to uncover anything from the aspects that make up her systematized and structured operate method to her treasured adornments. 

A Closer Glimpse at Armina Kasprowicz’s House Business office/Studio 

The correct mild

Armina Kasprowicz’s most loved lighting resource is the white flooring lamp in front of the desk, from Visible Comfort. “It shoots mild up to the ceiling and also onto the desk.” She also enjoys the endeavor lighting previously mentioned the table, from Flos. The flooring lamp up coming to the cabinet is from Arteriors and options “beautiful iron — a textural truly feel.” The table lamp is from Arteriors as effectively.

In the mood

The designer experienced a huge mood board developed by an upholsterer who attached material to a panel, on which Kasprowicz pins inspirational things, from fabric swatches to paint hues to you title it. 

Desk deets

“I function at a desk that’s primary it is from Ikea. I really like the frosted glass prime.” Considering the fact that the pictures demonstrated in this article were being taken, Kasprowicz has additional an additional desk, to produce a greater surface area. “That way, I can spread out samples, drawings, and more.” 

Reflect on this

Kasprowicz chose a glossy complete for her round desk (Saarinen Eating Table from Design and style Inside of Access) due to the fact “it displays light-weight.”  The cupboard doorways also have a lacquer end, which bounces mild all over the place. Far more reflections arrive from the four acrylic Ikea chairs about the desk. “I cover them often, in the winter season, for a cozy sense, with throws from Outpost Authentic.”

The white things

“I like to use white simply because it is modern, new, contemporary, and purposeful and allows me to see hues that I’m working with,” Kasprowicz claims white also generates a timeless really feel. “And I can modify out extras very easily, mainly because of the white backdrop.”   

Gotta adore artwork

“I surround myself with parts of artwork that I really like. I’m very visual.” The little artwork is from Serena & Lily, while the environmentally friendly portray is from the Soicher Marin Gallery. The blue vases are from Tozai Residence. The black marble disc is from Judy Frankel Antiques, in Troy.

File model

Kasprowicz bought big wood filing bins at The Container Shop. “They’re awesome and hefty, and I like that I can spot venture names on them.” 

Fast transform

The designer opted to forgo created-in shelving and selected home furniture-style shelving, from Ikea, that has a wide range of spaces to maintain tiny and more substantial merchandise, like wooden containers and file bins. “The place might come to be some thing else someday, so I required to continue to keep it easily transformable and did not want to spend in built-in cupboards.”


This tale is featured in the January 2022 problem of Hour Detroit magazine. Study more stories in our digital version. And click here to see more metro Detroit interiors.