After a successful guestroom redo, Malinda hired me for a full consultation of her office/craft space, so I got busy and tackled that too. It’s a huge room with a lot of potential and Malinda is going to use it for an office space/sitting room/craft area so it has to pull 3 duties. But, the room is large, so that shouldn’t be a problem at all.
She’s keeping her current white furniture and I advised her to place all of it against the shorter wall at the far end of the room (pictured here) and it would look much more in proportion by having it on the shorter wall. She’s going to look for a long table to use as extra storage/desk space and probably paint it white too. I told her to look for dining tables at yardsales or thriftstores that can be painted and repurposed for her craft and office spaces.
I gave Malinda a long detailed note on how I see this room broken up into 3 distinct areas, with a sitting area in the middle with a rug and furniture grouping, right in front of the double window.
To the right of the windows on that wall, I advised her to line the walls with as many bookcases as she can find within her budget and fill them with baskets and bins for organizing. There’s also a small cubby on the backside of the little closet that you see coming in the doorway, that would be perfect for adding an armoire that she could find on the cheap and paint to go with the vibe in here. So many people are selling armoires on Craigslist now that flatscreens are so popular, but they are still very functional for a space like this.
She will keep her current desk and the pieces that go with it and make the office space to the left of the windows on that shorter wall. She can also add a few pieces to round out the desk space to make it more functional too.
There was a lot more details, but this gives you an idea of how I see the room layout working for Malinda and all the functions this room needs to have. And it’s going to be a beautiful room too. I came up with an Inspiration Board that Malinda just loved. She too, loves lime green and was more than excited that I saw that color as a backdrop for her room, as well as a little touch of zebra. She also told me that she’s going to add some punches of orange in the room too, which will be just perfect.
Thank you, Malinda, for letting me work with you on this large space. It’s going to be a knockout when it’s all done and I do think it can be done for a reasonable budget. Stay tuned for more from Malinda, I’ll be working on her Bonus Room next! Hopefully, she’ll share After pics of all of her spaces.
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