ReDesign Dilemma – Residential Office
This office was not functioning at an optimum level, nor was it as aesthetically pleasing as it could have been. Equipment was not easy to access and there was inefficient storage for papers and files. There was too much clutter visible when you entered the office, obscuring some of the beautiful pieces.
ReDesign Solution (note: only the Client’s existing belongings were used)
The gorgeous Old World antique writing desk was now taking center stage and was the definite focal point when you entered the room. In order to improve the function and aesthetics of this office the following steps were taken:
- The bookcase was moved to the side of the room and several books were removed and stored, making it possible to showcase some of the remaining books.
- It was now possible to move the writing desk further back into the corner and place the matching chair behind it.
- A smaller storage unit with doors was brought into the corner to store paperwork and files which served to clean up the visual clutter. This unit was also taller and the telephone was now at a more manageable height.
- Art work was exchanged to reflect more of an Old World nature in keeping with the style of the writing desk.
Overall the final outcome was a much more visually appealing space that showcased the beautiful antiques. Function was also greatly improved, not only making it easier to work, but the removal of items from the floor also made the room easier to clean.
Notes: To further improve this room – a more substantial (larger) art piece behind the writing desk in an Old World style would better balance the space. Present temporary placement of the picture is concealing a flaw in the wall.