Our homes have many functions, most of which are connected to getting away from it all and enjoying company. But sometimes our homes operate as studios for our great ideas and best work. Whether it’s finding an innovative solution to the problem that your company has been experiencing, or figuring out how to properly reconfigure the guest room, we need our spaces to inspire great ideas.

Today we’re taking a look at some of our favorite creatives’ homes to see how they make their spaces a place where they can get inspired and produce cutting edge designs. Amy Smilovic‘s Connecticut house is an upscale take on classic meets trendy, modern design. We love how every corner is infused with a bit of humor. Bladon Connor‘s apartment is artfully organized, reminding us that even our notebooks, magazines and books can be beautifully arranged for our pleasure and use. And finally, Gretchen Jones‘ Brooklyn apartment serves as great inspiration on how to create a bohemian style abode.

It’s not always easy to change your space around to fit your needs- it might mean getting rid of some things, or having to make a few more purchases on essential storage solutions. However, the most important thing to keep in mind when putting together a creative space in your home is to have it communicate your personality and quirks. Because, after all, It’s the one place where you should be free to express yourself, not hold back!