A couple of weeks ago I talked about the home office I helped my client Shirley envision and create with the help of a talented cabinet maker Mike Creswell. We have recreated a number of rooms together over the years.
One of my favorite is the old office (bedroom) of her husband. I showed you how we converted the guest room to an office.
Here I show you how we changed the office into the guest bedroom.
There is nothing more exciting then having the opportunity to dream up a vision and see it realized.
The room is small and was built in on two sides and a third wall is window. And it was full of desk, printer and office paraphernalia, when I first walked in.
Since the room is so small, we had to incorporate all the furniture as built-ins, except the bed.
Shirley is an artist, an open to choices. We talked about doing an Asian theme, as Shirley has a number of Asian pieces in her home, including a fabulous screen that covers a complete wall in her dining room. As we were talking she said she had this Antique Japanese piece she had found, and would love to use it. The chest had some damage on the crown detail.
When I saw the beautiful red chest, I knew that we could build it in to the room, and use it, to drive the design.
Since Mike can create whatever we dreamed up, it was a thrill to be part of changing spaces, almost as good as being on HGTV.
Here are the before and afters of two sides of the room. I had them take the closet of this room and use in in the room behind for a mega daughter closet (SHOES).
The same mirror was reused and framed in matching wood. The built in shelves were rebuilt with beautiful drawers.
The original removable decorative top of the Japanese cabinet was hung above the bed. On the other side rice paper and wood to create a Shoji effect, which surrounds the red cabinet, and incorporates a desk or dressing table, with a stool.
I wish I had arranged the beautiful porcelain before taking the shot.
This room feels so fabulous now, when I go in, I cant believe how different it is. What do you think? Do you have a vision for your room that includes built ins?