And check out her creative process in action.

By Real Simple
Updated April 27, 2018

Recently, home product and textile designer Rebecca Atwood let us take a look around her Brooklyn studio.

Walking into the colorful, sun-drenched space, we were greeted by the soothing scent of essential oils and softly playing music, making us think we may have missed our dream jobs as textile designers. And after chatting with Atwood about how she got her start, where she finds inspiration (hint: the beach), and watching her paint some fresh designs (it is so relaxing!), we were feeling ready to move in ourselves.

While the studio itself is a creative mix of color and pattern, it’s also full of smart organizing ideas. All of the large watercolor papers that could end up in a jumble are neatly stashed in custom-built flat file units. The cabinets that hold textiles have pinboard doors that can be used for displaying designs, inspiration images, or fabric swatches. And above the filing cabinets, another row of pinboard holds even more paintings and fabric samples. With everything stored out of sight except for a curated selection of Atwood’s most recent projects, the studio is a calm, yet creative workspace.

Watch the video tour to take a look around and learn how Atwood launched her own business. Then, you’re definitely going to want to browse her gorgeous bedding collection. Live in the NYC area? Mark your calendars: Rebecca Atwood’s brand-new store is opening this spring in Nolita.