The open concept of the offices of Pereira & O'Dell in New York City, coupled with the abundance of lighting in the space, creates a modern, yet warm and inviting feel. Six glass chandeliers and several sets of track lighting help large windows to illuminate the space, making it warm and comfortable, while the open concept of the floor plan gives the space a laid back feel. The work spaces blend into a sitting area and reception, all with a modern design that highlights the pre-existing elegance of the building itself.
Chris’ home office is open and peaceful, the perfect space for hosting a friend for a few days. The sea foam green wall and sand-colored curtains and rug evoke a vaguely beach-like atmosphere that feels effortless. It’s interesting then, that Chris singles this space out as the hardest part of his initial redesign. He explains that, “because the room is so compact, I struggled to create a layout that was functional, but still aesthetically pleasing.”
The homeowners needed an office in their new space, so designers created one that was as modern and elegant as the rest of the home. Within the space, there is plenty of storage with standing cabinets on one side of the desk, upper and lower cabinets in the rear of the space, and with the lower cabinets, designers gave the space an additional desk so there is plenty of flat work space. For the finishing touch, they decorated with statues and artwork that tie this space into the modern design of the rest of the home.
Like most of the design in this home, the art in this New York City home is often understated, contributing to an overall effect more than standing out on its own. This is a home of small statements, where pieces such as the ones found on this shelf serve to evoke a feeling rather than command the eye. Resisting the urge to fill a large space with as many things as possible, Kalyn and Todd have focused on choosing the right pieces to create a home, an office and a feeling that they would love.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. The kitchen entrance was removed and the pantry and office desk area were closed in to create the laundry room. The Ceasarstone kitchen countertops, London Grey and Stone Grey, were extended along the back wall. Jillian removed another pillar in the centre of the kitchen and modernized the existing island with clean straight lines. Jillian completes the kitchen with Antique Imperial Mist subway tile for the backsplash.
This loft space from designer Kirsten Holmstedt serves a multi-functional purpose as both a workspace and lounge. A masculine color palette paired with furniture that is robust enough for everyday use is modern and fresh. The sideboard buffet has extra storage to keep away clutter while also storing office equipment. Pouf ottomans were incorporated to create a place for sitting and lounging while catching up on sports. The addition of can lights throughout the room and an updated light fixture gives the space a fresh modern feel and acts as a cool focal point when coming upstairs.