Asian Home Office

Calming colors, natural elements and Asian influences come together in this Zen-inspired home office.

After: Asian-Inspired Office

The Solution
Interior designer Brice Cooper transforms the office chaos into Zen-inspired calm with the assistance of design coordinators Kelly Edwards and Ali Azhar. Storage units conceal the clutter, and bamboo covers the desk. The sofa is replaced with black lacquered, Asian-style chairs and round bamboo tables. Twig and concrete lights frame the seating area. Custom artwork and new accessories, including a new dog bed, complete this home-office transformation.

The Cost

Paint and supplies – $186

  • Pear Green paint for wall and shelf boxes, Glidden Paint Tint ID: CF122501242261, $23.49 – J.C. Licht
  • Lehigh green paint for wall and shelf boxes, Glidden Paint Tint ID: CF122501242267, $23.49 – J.C. Licht

Storage units – $240
  • brown paint for storage units, 082474185315 Int paint, $21.98 – The Home Depot
  • knobs for larger storage unit, 1-1/8" Knob/Oil, $3.48 each – Lowe's
  • drawer pulls for smaller storage unit, Nantucket pull/12, $3.96 each – Lowe's
  • matchstick shades used for storage unit fronts, 72x72 matchstick, $24.96 each – Lowe's

Marker board – $65
  • cork, 12x12 natural cork, $9.99 – Staples
  • dry erase marker assortment, 718103008884, $2.98 – Staples
  • clipboard, Staples memo size, $1.19 – Staples
  • tileboard, 7896796534002, $9.93 – The Home Depot

Desk revamp – $70

Chairs – $26

Coffee tables – $130

  • base for smallest coffee table, 84- decor access 012004478, $16.99 – Marshalls
  • base for second largest coffee table, 84- decor access 012004485, $19.99 – Marshalls
  • base for largest coffee table, 11 Bath Shop 235430, $20.00 – T.J. Maxx

Twig lights – $49
  • concrete, 10 #Quick set, $6.50 each bag – The Home Depot
  • twigs, Ikea smycka dri plan, $14.99 – Ikea
  • puck lights, Ikea, Non n spotlight, $9.99 – Ikea

Task lights – $40
  • desk lamps, 50W halogen architect desk lamps, $17.99 each – Target

Artwork – $10
  • watercolors, 07234800338, $1.99 each – Kmart
  • poster board, 07978454688, $0.75 each – Kmart

Accessories – $179
  • red teacups, teacup ceramic red, $0.99 each – Cost Plus World Market
  • green pillows for two chairs, toss pillow IP green solid, $9.99 each – Target
  • red fabric for dog bed, tablecloth casl red 60x104, $14.99 – Target
  • clear votive candle holders, 8 ct votive cups, $4.99 – Target
  • bamboo CD holder, 81- giftware 009383368, $12.99 – Marshalls
  • bamboo magazine holder, 81-giftware 009392797, $12.99 – Marshalls
  • small platter, Shanghai small platter 625841, $3.95 – CB2
  • large platter, Shanghai large platter, $6.48 – CB2
  • vase, Lines vase, $9.95 – CB2
  • red DVD box, Enamel dvd box cran 7616303, $15.99 each – Pottery Barn
  • paper clips & clip container, Box of clips 6889414, $5.99 – Pottery Barn
  • plate stand, Easel 555126, $2.95 each – Crate & Barrel
  • rectangular accessory plate, Calypso rectangular 10029138, $7.99 – The Container Store
  • light green square vase, Ref: 1828 Batch: 099, $21.80 – A New Leaf Studio

Total – $995

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