Home Office: Before & After
The ‘Home Office’ has become a necessity as many people either work full time from home or at least bring work home with them on occasion. Though many folks live in cities where space is at a premium, there are many innovative ways to create functional work spaces at home – even in a tight space and small budget! So, I thought I would share some “Before” and “After” photos of my own Home Office. The first image is the “Before” and a photo I took a year ago on my first visit to this apartment with the real estate broker. The room is adjacent to the kitchen with a concrete floor and the previous tenant used it as a storage space.
These are the changes I made: painted the concrete floor a dark pink (Spring Tulips by Benjamin Moore), used a polypropylene runner by Dash & Albert Rug Company (Red and White Diamond pattern), White double pedestal desk by JC Penney (very similar to the Pottery barn version but less than half the price), Capiz Shell Chandelier by West Elm. For a very clean look, I installed White Cordless Cellular Pleated Shades (top down style) also by JC Penney. I was lucky enough to receive the Knoll Brno Chair from a client’s storage space and just added a throw pillow that I picked up at Madura on Newbury St. in Boston. I’ve had the glass lamps for several years and believe they are from Gumps.com but am not certain. Then, I added a few plants and that’s it! Any home office conversion ideas that you’d like to share?