While looking at floor plans for homes, I noticed several with fairly well-sized dormers. They were illustrated with a chair and that was all. There is so much more opportunity given to this space? Generally on the upper level of a home, these dormers usually are outfitted with windows that offer great views, so do something wonderful about it! Dormers can be a private spot since they are tucked away from the rest of the room they accompany, so a desk space/ reading nook is a perfect idea. The selection above is a collaboration I made of rich plum, champagne, pale lavender and grey. Chaise by Urban Outfitters, Desk by Crate and Barrel, Linen Chair by Overstock, Chandelier and Sconce by Home Depot, Bloom Cushion by Z Gallerie, Plum Cushion by Crate & Barrel, Rectangular Cushion by Room and Board, Glass Pull by CKP, Espirit Rug by Heine.
The designer of this chic office is Mary McDonald is based out of Los Angeles, and it's just one of the many beautiful designs that are featured in her new book: Mary McDonald: Interiors: The Allure of Style. It is a perfect spot for the creative at heart and has just enough sophistication and feminine vibes to keep it from becoming too stuffy or frilly. Notice the Audrey Hepburn print, isn't it incredibly fitting on the Tiffany blue wall?!
Poketo.com is a handy little website with seriously cute little gadgets for around the office and home. The Desk-It is a weekly sticky notepad that helps in Sunday through Saturday organization. I have a huge desk calendar that sits unused under my keyboard since I have to lift up my keyboard every time I want to write something new, so annoying! And high up on my want now list is the super cute Music Balloon portable and rechargeable USB speaker. Another handy little item for the home are these 5 Minute Candles that are packaged to look like a book of matches! I love anything that is miniature and useful!
Whether you have the joy of working from home, or like a space to do your personal filing after your 9-5, a home office is getting a lot more importance in today's functioning home. How much space you require and the tasks involved with your personal office will determine your options. Architect Kevin Deevey needed a home work space that could take him away from his modest sized home and 2 small children. Just steps away in his own backyard, Kevin came up with this fantastic 10' x 10' office. It houses his computer and drawing board and looks smart with a commercial curtain wall front allowing plenty of light.
Since “The Office” is back and Michael Scott fans can rejoice, Lets feature a fabulous office shall we? This Four seasons Sales Office was designed by golden boy Brian Gluckstein of Gluckstein Design Planning Inc. Gosh I love him! He really does have a Midas touch, whether it be through a phenomenal mastery of rich neutrals or furniture selection.