A Room of Her Own Inside the Homes and Lives of Creative Women

Robyn Lea

Meet the creative women who are living life on their own terms, and the unique living spaces they have designed and inhabit in this lavishly produced volume.

Creative practitioners, philosophers, and rebels, the women chronicled in this volume refuse to compartmentalize or neglect any of their talents or interests. Instead, their lives are a canvas for their artistry. We see it in their homes and studios, on their tables, and in their wardrobes.

Equal parts biography and interior design study, A Room of Her Own features twenty extraordinary women and takes us on a private tour across the world into their personal and professional domains. Among them are painters, sculptors, writers, chefs, designers, jewelers, curators, makers, and directors. While each woman has navigated a unique path, they are united in their refusal to play by the rules of others.

Taking in the likes of the grand, sweeping halls of a castle in the Austrian countryside, a convent-like property in Mexico, and a cozy home on the banks of the Hudson, this book celebrates the homes, philosophies, design aesthetics, and practices of these inspiring multihyphenates.


Step into…colorful palaces, ateliers, closets and studios… The book's feast of visuals—pattern, color, texture, light, symmetry, juxtaposition—suggests…the regenerative energy of the creative spirit.

— BookPage

New from Australia-based writer and photographer Robyn Lea, A Room of Her Own is worth a spot on your coffee table. It's equal parts biography and interior design study, featuring 20 artistically inclined women around the world and their living spaces.

— Remodelista

This volume is a celebration of twenty exceptional women from all walks of life — painters, sculptors, writers chefs, directors — all pouring their unbridled creativity into their environment and creating unique living spaces that speak to us on style, culture, and diversity.

— Indulge

An obvious choice for anyone who loves a peek into a creative's space, this book will bring you into the homes and studios of 20 women. From painters to writers to chefs, there are amazing stories and equally amazing interiors.

— Architectural Digest


Robyn Lea


Robyn Lea is an Australian photographer, author, and director who has been working internationally for over twenty years. Author of the bestselling Dinner with Jackson Pollock, her critically acclaimed work has featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Living, Time, and Elle Decoration UK, among other publications.