We were invited back for our third renovation project at this home. This time we were asked to convert a basement bedroom into a warm, inviting, comfortable and beautiful home office for a busy IT executive whose young daughter liked to “work” next to dad. The wooden kinetic sculpture was to be a focal point, and an overall Japanese sensibility was preferred.
We added a corner fireplace for warmth and charm, placed the sculpture above, and finished it with a copper surround, a material we also used for the desk work surface. Since the room also needed to be available for overflow guests every now and then, we designed a Murphy bed into the plan finishing it with panels to blend with other cabinetry. Natural light, fresh air, and ventilation were thoughtfully woven into the design with opening windows and a large glass block wall panel. Rattan ceiling details add coziness over the bed and conceal the dropped area where ducting is located. Wood beams and trim add to the Asian feel of the space. Leather and cork, metal mesh and dark bronze hardware combine with rustic wood and other materials to create texture, simplicity, and quiet elegance.