A beige, under-used room gets a new life as a robin's egg blue, sophisticated and functional home office.
The homeowners want to keep their vertical blinds for privacy in the ground level room. Design coordinator Kelly Edwards figures out a way to keep the blinds while adding window treatments that complement the room's decor. She sews a couple of dark brown vertical fabric stripes onto a set of basic cream-colored curtains. To top it off, she builds a cornice box out of MDF (medium density fiberboard) and paints it brown to match the other woodwork. To mirror the curtains, she adds geometric shapes made from wood trim that she paints the cream accent color.