Olesya’s one-bedroom studio is located in a century-old industrial rice mill in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood. She doesn’t have to look far to find inspiration. Two large windows offer views of her booming neighborhood to the left and the Mississippi River to the right. The building has soaring structural columns, masonry brick walls, exposed wood beams, and graffiti preserved from the riverside building’s derelict days. Her whimsical and romantic pop art paintings add color to her wide-open personal space, which gleams with polished concrete floors and white walls, appliances, and cabinets. You can read more about Olesya, her artwork, and her style and view a full tour of her lovely studio on Apartment Therapy. Below are some of my favorite photos from our shoot.