In December I mentioned here we were doing an office remodel. Well, it's done. And I'm absolutely loving the new space. I thought I owed you a look at it since I had posted some photos of it in progress.
The goal of the remodel was to maximize space, as my 3-year-old design/consulting business was growing by leaps and bounds, and I needed space to store my tools, samples, and the books from my many interests were overflowing their shelves. Most of all, I needed surface space. Space to lay out print outs, to write at, to work at, and space to post and view work in process. I also really needed a longer space to accommodate my two large screens, and less depth in that space than I had before. Screens are now flat, and don't require big depth areas for the TUBES in them. I also just needed something more cheery. The space before was dark on purpose: it had been painted deep plum to provide a cozy tv lounge area previously, and while it was great then, it just soaked up all of the light in the room.
So you ready for the tour? I thought so.
Remember I said maximize space, right? Built ins run from floor to ceiling now.
Lots of surface space with my 1950s table (so cheery!) and the long, dark wood desk. The desk is actually a console table. It's the perfect depth for my flat screens.
More surface space, and an area to post works in process, or inspirations. I'm changing the board pretty frequently. The open shelving has supports that are the same shape as supports in the kitchen. I wanted the remodel to be cohesive to other areas of the house, and to look original to the 100-year old house as much as possible.
I share this space with pets, and they needed space, too. If I don't provide it, they'll take it. Plus it's fun to have them nearby. Thus, pet beds.
This wall of bookcases includes use of original moulding to the house, as well as cupboard doors we saved from a kitchen remodel.
I love their imperfection, and the years they served in the house are reflected in their dings and nicks.
The drapes I made from fabric at Bolt. I think they still need some finish trim on them, but in the meantime, they're working fine. And finally, I have my pens and tools close at hand. Especially my Liberace pen.
For more photos, including the before and after and some detail info from me, here's a full set for you.
Special thanks to Kaya, who once again, came through for us and did a great job.
It's a whole new year, isn't it?