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Classy Studio Space

A hard-working guest room is unified with a contemporary theme.

Kristan Cunningham, Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson make this multipurpose room come alive with a better floorplan and contemporary design.

A rich mocha color livens up the walls while contemporary lamps bring additional lighting to the space. The three windows are dressed with taupe-colored panels. For even more privacy, the upper part of the windows are covered with a window tint also used on the closet doors. A striped area rug ties all of the colors together.

Before, this guest room/office was a tight fit with a wicker bed and music and computer equipment. The goal was to give it an updated look with new furniture, colors and storage.

Spencer provides a new home for the music and computer equipment with a wall-length desk unit made out of stained 3/4-inch plywood. Two small storage pieces are outfitted with wheels to make them mobile. A wall-mounted bookshelf holds even more files.

Dave carves out a corner bill-paying spot with a medium-density fiberboard desk cut into a semi-circle. He uses more mdf to create a corner brace underneath.

The wicker bed is replaced with a full-size futon. New pillows in earthtone colors add interest to the putty-colored cover. The mirrored closet doors are updated with window tint from a car-detailing shop. Krista cuts the tint into rectangles and applies it with a spray of soap and water. A squeegee helps to smooth everything out.

Makeover Information

Furniture - $665
(rolling cart: Santiago's Shop; file cabinet: Advanced Liquidators; wall cabinet: IKEA - Eff, 80046749; futon - Furniture in the City; side tables: IKEA - Eff Dr-Lo Wht, 30043890)

Art and accessories - $156
(window tint: Window Tints, Etc.; floor rug: Target - 066040615)

Fabric and Window Treatments - $76
(panels: Kmart; Michael Levine)

Paint and Supplies - $41

Hardware and Incidentals - $40

Lighting - $19
(lamps and shades: IKEA - Lins table lamps 70046655, Skirma shades 10072317)

Project Total - $997


    • Furniture from Santiagos Thrift Shop
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