Working from home has never functioned so well or looked so great. Designing a guest bedroom to double as an everyday office while accommodating an occasional guest was the mission. New paint, lighting, furniture and accessories transformed this room.
The overall goal was to create a light and fresh space. We started by painting the walls in Benjamin Moore Cloud White to lighten and brighten. The perfect canvas was enhanced by adding recessed lights and a white ceiling fan with light. We also unkinked a duct in the attic and updated the vent so the room is sure to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The perfectly-scaled furnishings created high style and function. A simple, convertible desk to accommodate video meetings while standing or sitting, and a queen size wall bed that includes a comfortable loveseat for guests were critical requirements. After removing the two back cushions of the loveseat, the white textured wood with the handle behind it hides a cleverly designed wall bed that easily lowers over the loveseat. Guests enjoy the comfort of a memory foam mattress and lighting package for reading. A matching side cabinet with shelving and drawers and a drawered chest provide plenty of storage options.
The accessories finish the room. Custom fabric window treatments, accent pillows and an abstract area rug in shades of pink, purple and red provide splashes of color. To personalize the room, the client supplied images from work to be printed and framed. One colorful piece was printed as a canvas transfer with a full bleed, stretched and framed in a shadow box. The other two pieces were printed on a matte stock, layered with a crisp mat, covered behind glare-free plexiglass and double framed with burgundy and champagne wood.
Although we may all want to get back to the office to see everyone in the flesh, this new space will certainly provide all the inspiration necessary to run a successful advertising agency from home.