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  • Writer's pictureHannah Applequist

Studio Tour!

When I was a freshman in college, I discovered the joys of teaching private percussion lessons and knew that it was what I wanted to do for my occupation from that point forward. Fast-forward to now, I get to do exactly that in a space that I made my own! My husband and I bought a commercial building in Salina and I had the wonderful opportunity to remodel the space into exactly what I needed. My studio is like a second home to me, and I wanted to share the interior with you all today. Through this remodel, I discovered my passion for decorating and design. I am definitely not an expert, but I made this space reflect who I am. I hope you enjoy!

Entryway/Waiting Room:

This space is light, airy, and makes me feel happy. I wanted to create a good mood coming into my studio space and provide a great place for families to hang out while I teach their kiddos. I love the dark wood floors (although they are super fun to keep clean) and paired them with a lighter blue/green paint color. Scroll through more pictures below of my entry space! I found most of my furniture through Nebraska Furniture Mart, but have linked similar items from Wayfair below, since these items are no longer at NFM.

Shop the room:

Similar Couch, accent chairs, coffee table here or here, side table, mirrored coffee cabinet, rug, black and white rug, floor lamp, table lamp, wall art, throw pillows here, here, here, here, and here, storage ottoman, floating shelf set, and throw blanket here.


I wanted my office to be a very chill space that helped me relax. I get my best work done in a calm, quiet environment, and I can spend hours in this space. I gravitated towards this dark navy paint color and white accents, with little pops of contrasting colors on the walls.

Shop the room: White loveseat, coffee table, rug, throw pillows here, here, here and here, bookshelf, wall clock, desk, desk chair, accent chairs, table lamp, desk lamp, file cabinet


I love this kitchen's transitional cabinetry and large, dark grey tile floor. I contrasted the large tile floor with a small, but still similar, backsplash in grey and white. This space is great for when I work in the evenings and also provides lots of storage!

Shop the room: Small dining table, dining chairs, throw pillows, area rug


This is my creative space where I teach, practice, learn, and play! I wanted to embrace the beauty of the wood floor and instruments in this room, so I went with all white. I also found percussion blueprints on Etsy, framed them, and hung them up around the room.

Here are similar chairs and a similar rug to the furniture in this room!

I teach, and love, all percussion at my studio, but my favorite instruments to play are definitely the melodic percussion instruments. These beauties (Adams 4.3 octave Concert marimba and Adams 5 octave Alpha Series marimba) are my pride and joy and are the center of the space!


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