A busy Montreal real estate agent wanted to create a stylish and functional work space in her living room/den without sacrificing the room’s comfort.
Aside from needing décor, the space was not set up properly as a functional home office. A tiny desk, zero storage and a couple of loose filers just wasn’t going to cut it!
Making use of the back wall of the large room, a work surface almost its entire length was put in and useful accessories were added. The base of the desk is made up of multiple filing cabinets and drawers. The desk also features a convenient charging dock with easy access to multiple power outlets for a laptop and other electronics.
Using the walls frees up valuable desk space and allows for room to spread out. Fun metal organizers and burlap bulletin boards were mounted to keep active files handy and important reminders visible. Placing the bulky all-in-one printer on a smaller table at the end of the desk also avoided wasting desk space and created a space for a recycling basket.
Make it pretty! Use pretty dishes, empty jars and trays to gather and organize office accessories like paper clips, staplers, pens, etc…
The front entrance of this two bedroom apartment also needed some attention. With only a coat rack, there was nowhere to sit, store shoes or check yourself out before heading out for the day.
The cluttered coat rack was swapped out for more practical twig shaped wall hooks, each holding up to two coats. A bench with built-in shoe storage was added creating a convenient place to sit while putting on or taking off shoes. A mirror and narrow shelf creates a quick place to drop keys or sunglasses. A cool industrial style light fixture finishes off the look.