Mod Home Office

The Design on a Dime team has a big challenge: to give this cluttered home office a clean, modern aesthetic with some stylish storage solutions. See how they bring mod style and hidden storage for under $1,000.

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The design team combines 1970s mod with modern elements and creative storage. The contrasting tangerine and white walls with red accents set the right vibe for this mod office redo. Designer Frank Fontana builds two tower shelving units that serve as a U-frame for the desk. He cuts out a desktop from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) with a crazy curved front. Then he incorporates mood lighting into the back of the desk using orange resin blocks that he found at an artists' sale. A '70s style chair rounds out the desk area.

The Cost

Laundry seating – $60

  • round storage bins, Ikea-Glis, $9.99 – Ikea
  • upholstery and vinyl, $80 – Burchell Upholstery

Storage bench – $197
  • upholstery and vinyl, $80 – Burchell Upholstery
  • bookcases for bench, $39.99 – Ikea
  • storage bench, Ikea-Lima, $139.99 – Ikea

Crown molding – $34

Desk wall – $205

  • legs for desk, Ikea-Vika Curry, $5.99 – Ikea
  • lighting, $19.97 – The Home Depot

Paint and building supplies – $226
  • paint (Tangerine Melt, Ruby Red), $37.58 – JC Licht

Window treatment – $70

Overhead lighting – $32

  • overhead light, Ikea-Leding, $29.99 – Ikea

Storage boxes – $42
  • storage boxes, $3.99 – JoAnn Stores
  • wrapping paper, $3.85 – Paper Source
  • red and white vinyl, $10 – Burchell Upholstery
  • knobs for storage boxes, $3.99 – The Home Depot

Spinning artwork – $47
  • lazy Susan, $6.99 each – Ikea
  • rhinestones, $3.99 – JoAnn Stores

Accessories – $86
  • mirrors, Ikea-Horten, $4.99 – Ikea
  • candle holders, Ikea-Dragby, $1.99 – Ikea
  • desk lamps, $29.99 – Kmart

Total – $999
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