Soft blue walls set the scene for this open living area that combines the dining room, living room and kitchen, as well as a built-in desk to use as a home office. Architectural details, like the coffered ceiling and archways, bring traditional style to this Bel-Air, Calif., home.
Clerestory windows act as a skylight in this transitional home office, bathing the unique wood and metal desk in natural light. Along the dark-stained, paneled walls, built-in bookshelves are illuminated by traditional brass picture lights. A contemporary rug provides graphic interest.
A white and walnut wood wardrobe cabinet with a splayed frame is located where a traditional closet once sat in the home office. “The old closet stuck out and really protruded into the room,” says build manager Dan Faires. “It was the first thing you saw.”
French doors were added to create an airy, yet private home office. The walls were painted a medium gray and bright linen window treatments create soft, natural mood. A new ceiling fan was installed, and the room is staged with a traditional desk and chair and a unique ladder bookshelf.
This family-friendly kitchen features a large island topped by a row of beautiful and functional pendant lights. A built-in desk puts the home office right at the heart of the house, and a walk-in pantry is ultra-convenient. Transom windows and crown molding are traditional architectural details that fit the style of the house.
This eclectic living room pairs together traditional furniture, like the navy tufted velvet sofa, with fresh, modern touches. White and yellow throw pillows add flair, while a vintage gold frame showcases the letter "D" for the homeowner's last name. A small white desk sits to the right of the sofa, offering a cozy home office space.