Each week I answer design questions from readers ranging from; help me layout my bathroom tiles to selecting accent colors, revising kitchen plans to creating curb appeal and the list goes on. It is truly my passion to help you solve your design dilemmas so ask away, Just Ask. Several questions this week had to do with creating a feminine home office space, so let’s get designing.
Q. I need help with ideas for a home office, I need girly, chick and modern, clean looking. HELP! Model Mom
Part of being an interior designer is helping my clients get organized. It is such an important step for our mental well being especially when starting a project. I can come into your home and design a beautiful space but unless we take time to purge and organize the contents it will go right back to where it was. I came across this workspace from Real Simple and fell in love with the simplicity of the design and the creative organization. Removing the doors opened up the closet so you have easy and full access. Read more
Q. My resolution this year is to find a space to call my own. I homeschool my three children and run my household, I need an office but have no idea where to put one with very little space available. Leigh
A. You deserve a space to serve as your command center. As Mothers we juggle many responsibilities, jobs and children. We need a space to call our own where we can clear our heads, get organized and get to work. This week seems to be the perfect time to get organized, I received several questions about finding alternative spaces for home offices. You need to think outside of the box and take a walk around the house. Read more
Every week I answer several questions about work spaces and organization. With more and more people working from home all or part of the time, home office design has become a significant part of my world. This week I enjoyed all of the design dilemmas and questions sent in but decided it was time to get organized before the new year!
Q. I have worked out of my home for almost seven years and recently found out I was going to have to share my home office with my husband. His company is relocating and gave him the option to work from home. He is thrilled, I am not. How can I set up two work areas having designated spaces and still make it look nice? Leah Read more
Q. I want to create my dream craft room but I work from home and need a home office space as well. I only have one spare room, is it possible to have both a craft room and a home office in one space without it looking like a dis-organized mess?
A. I found this room makeover and had to share it with you because it is the perfect example of how you can blend a craft room and a functional office in the same space. The before picture shows a make-shift office that is functional but not pretty, lacking storage for craft and office supplies. Read more
Q. I have paneling in my home office and hate it. Any ideas how to cover it or make it look better? Jacqueline
A: There are three options; take it down, paint it or cover it so let’s explore each. If you take it down there is a possibility that the walls behind maybe be salvageable, this was the case in my family room and I was able to spackle, prime and paint. Depending on how the paneling was installed the sheetrock behind may need to be replaced which then becomes the most costly option. You may want to remove a small section of paneling to determine if this is an option. Read more