Make It Yours
This homeowner turned an unused space into a special place.
Step inside to see how this space combines great style with organization. Using everyday office furniture and a few special additions, Virginia pulled together a look that makes working at home a pleasure.
She bumped up the ceilings from 7 feet to a soaring 11 feet to visually enlarge the space. She also paired a cheery yellow wall color with apple green fabrics and pink accents. At one end of the room, custom bookcases provide a spot to store books, magazines, and collectibles. A window seat filled with pillows adds a decorative touch. The panel below the seat pulls out to reveal a clever and convenient file drawer.
An antique drop-leaf table makes a perfect desk. Pulling the table out from the wall creates a conference table with ample space for a meeting.
A bulletin board, covered with fabric swatches, wallpaper samples, and magazine clippings, hangs above Virginia's desk. The collection adds a splash of color to the wall.
The custom computer cabinet, crafted by a family friend, anchors the room. The hand-painted finish was patterned after a favorite wallpaper.