One wall in this multipurpose room is lined with cabinets, shelves and a built-in desk, creating an ideal workspace. A comfy sofa, an armchair and a TV fill the rest of the room, ensuring the space is fit for relaxation and quality family time.
This multipurpose living room serves as a stylish retreat for Dad, a workspace for Mom, a playroom for the kids and even a quick spot to eat dinner on weeknights. Designer Genevieve Gorder used practical and functional furnishings to make sure the room can clearly serve each role in a chic and organized way.
Briana and Buzz like to use the 8-by-10-foot upstairs landing of their loft primarily as Buzz's workspace; however, it needs to allow room for guests to sleep on the floor with air mattresses. By keeping the space utilitarian and mobile, Buzz can work in a clutter-free space that can easily be changed up to accommodate up to three overnight guests at a time.
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.
In large rooms, pay close attention to the shape, size and scale of any featured artwork. When small subjects are placed across a generously sized room, they lose their impact and appear more as visual clutter than a focal point. Here, in the multipurpose workspace located off the kitchen, an oversized fiberglass Trojan horse grounds the space and creates a focal point from across the great room.