WHERE CAN I WORK?
Susie needed a nice room to work from home and to meet clients. She needed that same room to transform into a beautiful guest room each Shabbos, without her oversized computer blaring in her guests faces. She chose the small “mamad” (safe-room in Israeli apartments) for me to work with, since the other rooms were used for her children.
Let’s fix this!
The room was pretty small. Doors to cover her desk, were a huge expense as well as a space waster in the small room. But after carefully measuring and choosing the right sized furniture I was able to find all the components she needed to make the room work for her.
THE DESIGN SOLUTION
The desk and cabinetry we purchased were only 40 cm deep. This dimension provided ample work and storage space, and was still shallow enough to fit into the closet niche in the room with extra space for a custom shade to hide the computer. But now where should the closet go? It looked random everywhere I tried to place it. By creating a connecting shelf to some shallow cabinetry on the opposite end of the bed (which served as a “nightable” in the small room), everything looked as if it belonged. The plants and cheerful sheets added warmth and color to the room without ruining the clean look of the office.