The mismatched desks, lack of storage space and bland color choices in this office are clear signs that the homeowners who share the space have lost their creative touch.
After: Work Spaces That Work Together
For the makeover, vertical storage is used on each side of the room to make the most of the space. Floor-to-ceiling curtains on the window create the illusion of height. Bold new lanterns flank the window and, together with the lime-green stripe against the blue wall paint, add some architectural detail. And at left is a new art center.
Before: Stuffed Shelves
These jam-packed shelving units took up entirely too much space on this wall of the room.
After: Sleek Storage Space
A large chest of drawers partners with a wall-hanging unit to provide ample storage space. Additional storage pieces are located in a closet to the right (not pictured). A custom corkboard incorporates cork trivets and a frame that matches the rest of the room. New accessories, including a sleek spherical fountain, provide the finishing touches.