This has got to be the neatest family in the country! Angela actually used a white sofa and white rug in the kids' playroom. Her use of white in this room balances the dark walls beautifully and doesn't allow the red to feel too serious or moody. True to form, this playful space features more black and white pattern, however this time on the ceiling with stick on appliqués: a fun way to get kids involved with designing their own spaces. This entertainment/homeschool/play area, also boasts a computer station tucked away into an alcove for homework without the distractions.
Think outside the box when creating a workspace that needs to accommodate more than one person. In this shared boys’ bedroom, a Parsons-style desk allows multiple seats to be stored underneath. The working wall affords kids a low-commitment way to tape artwork and mementos right at their eye level. Gold garden stools provide versatile seating options that can accommodate group study sessions.
This open plan kitchen feels fresh and energized thanks to an abundance of sunlight and an all-white interior. A slipcovered banquette and nearby work station keep the multi-purpose space both casual and comfortable.
To really break up the different areas of the kitchen, consider a zone design. In this kitchen, a separate work station exists for cooking, eating and even cleaning, allowing space for several helpers all at once.
One of the main challenges of this space is its long and narrow proportion. By lining three work stations lengthwise along the walls, there is instant privacy at each desk while still allowing communication to effortlessly flow.
The minimalist design of this modern bedroom is the perfect setting for the bold, blue Braille wall installation. A sphere chair and sleek work station make this a cool place to hang out for a teen boy.
A mix of vintage chairs create a charming seating area against the live-edge work station that creates a desk for the bunk room. Using mismatched chairs adds a carefree and effortless feel to the room’s design.
The owners of this Atlanta townhome both work from home from time to time and love entertaining. A power station with USB outlets is discreetly hidden in the top of the kitchen island and revealed by pressing on the top of it. With the power station accessible, the island becomes a comfortable spot to work or charge cell phones.
This sunny room is an inspiring space for doing crafts, painting or even doing homework. Large desk drawers separate individual work stations and provide plenty of storage for art supplies. The three picture windows allow natural light to illuminate the workspaces.
Texture and color keep the eye roaming in this contemporary home office, where a dining table doubles as a work-station. A light wood ceiling makes the space feel larger and a blue door adds a pop of personality.
Set up two tables for this party: a crafting station and another table for bites and sips. With the focus of this party on crafting, dedicate a large surface for guests to make their ornaments. Transform your dining table into a visually-appealing craft station and arrange chairs around it so guests are comfortable while working on their handmade ornaments. Dress with a simple white tablecloth, then layer with a fabric runner in coordinating colors for visual punch.
“The laundry is a space where items are washed, so we worked with the idea of being ‘washed up’—on a beach(!) — and decorated with a coastal, beachy, relaxed concept in mind," designer Tara Dennis explains. “The photography at the end of the laundry is by Alex Savidis. We had all of his prints in the laundry, mud room and vestibule printed and signed by him in Sydney [where her firm has its second headquarters], and then I carried them back in my hand luggage to Atlanta. So it’s a little nod to our Aussie home.”
Using vertical wood paneling behind the garden work station anchors the area and adds rustic outdoor charm to the space. Simple metal hooks on the wall create an easy catch-all spot for work gloves, a work apron, and hats.
The creative spaces of Pereira & O'Dell extend through two floors and a loft. The first floor contains the reception area and advertisers' individual work stations. The second floor is home to conference rooms, and the loft section of the building houses executive offices.
James Angus and Jamie Bolton used more cabinets from a kitchen renovation to serve as the base for a work station. Knife magnets from Ikea make an ideal solution for drying paint brushes. Soup cans are used to store pens and pencils.
This home office features exposed brick and cement walls, a dead giveaway of its urban setting. Black metal floating shelves provide storage above a wall-to-wall desk and modern desk chair. A cherry red countertop adds a pop color to the spacious work station.